Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumplings

I'm on an apple journey lately! I've been finding myself gravitating towards all things apple! It must be the season!

This next recipe caught my eye because of its presentation! It's whole apples wrapped up in pie dough  and covered in a cinnamon sugar sauce! Then baked until golden! This is like a cross between a baked apple and an apple pie! How could I resist? Well, I couldn't so I made it!
I used store bought pie dough, but you can use homemade. And I stuffed the apples with caramel candy! I know, I'm crazy that way!
 I found this recipe on a food blog called Bunny's Warm Oven...I love that name! She has so many amazing looking homemade baked goods...I wanted to make them ALL! I spent a lot of time looking through her recipes! Yes, I'm a stalker of recipes and proud of it!
This is how the recipe comes together...

I used sheets of store bought pie dough. I cut each sheet in half.
One pie dough sheet was enough for 2 apples.

Place the peeled, cored apple on the half sheet of pie dough.
Cut off the ends to use for leaves and stem. Stuff 2 caramel candies into the apple and sprinkle with about 1/2  teaspoon of brown sugar
 and 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder.
Then wrap the pie dough up around the apple to fully cover the apple.

Cut out 2 leaf shapes per apple. Use the other piece to form a stem.
Stick the leaves and stem onto each apple as shown below.
Apple Dumplings
These apples are all ready for the oven.
I poured the sugar/cinnamon sauce over the top after I took this photo.
Then bake at 375 degrees uncovered on middle rack for 30-35 minutes.


Inside view of apple dumpling...yum! Now go make these!
Apple Dumplings
Apple Dumplings

6 small Macintosh or Gala apples, peeled and cored
3 flat sheets of pie dough
12 soft caramel candies
1 cup of granulated light brown sugar, plus another 3 tsp. for sprinkling
1 tsp. cinnamon powder, plus another 1 1/2 tsp. for sprinkling
2 Tbls. butter
1 cup water


In a small saucepan on medium heat, melt butter.
Then add in 1 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon powder and 1 cup water.
Cook and stir until bubbling. Stir and cook for about another minute.
Then remove from heat and set aside.
Cut each sheet of pie dough in half. Place a peeled and cored apple in the middle of the cut pie dough. Trim off a small piece of dough from each side as shown in photo above.
Save the side pieces to make leaves and a stem.
Now fill the apple with 2 caramel candies.
Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. brown sugar and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon powder.
Now wrap the dough around the apple, covering it completely.
Attach 2 leaves and a stem. Do this for all the apples and place them in a 13 x 9 baking dish. Pour the cinnamon sugar sauce over the apples and bake uncovered on center rack for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Let cool to room temperature before serving. Serve with sauce from baking dish spooned over each apple dumpling.
The dough on my apples were very soft from the sauce, but tasted amazingly delicious!

This post belongs to My Recipe Journey food blog.



  1. So pretty!! I love apple dumplings with vanilla ice cream on top!

    1. Thank you so much Kelli! Yes, this would be perfect with vanilla ice cream...yum! =D

  2. Oooh I haven't had apple dumplings in years! My grandma's were so good. They look delicious!

  3. Lillian your apple dumplings are gorgeous!! I love the caramel in the centers, I have to make them your way next time!! Bravo Lillian wonderful and creative idea!

    1. Thank you...but I'm hoping to get them as pretty as yours next time! I need to make another went so quickly! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe and for stopping by! =D

  4. A great recipe I can't wait to try out. I love apples and cinnamon, and especially dumplings!

    I came up with a related recipe for Apple Dumplings in a cinnamon sauce. While different from your own, I think mine is a unique take on the dish. I'm new to the Food Blog scene and would love some feedback from a pro like you. Check out my recipe if have time.


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