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Apple Dumpling Rollups Recipe
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Apple Dumpling Rollups Recipe

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A family friend gave me a simple way to make apple dumplings without lots of steps. I love the sticky cinnamon topping. Jenny Leighty, West Salem, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 1-1/3 cups 2% milk
  • 3/4 to 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups chopped apples (about 4 medium)
  • SAUCE:
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 339 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 413 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk; stir just until moistened (dough will be soft and sticky).
  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface. Roll into an 18x12-in. rectangle. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon to within 1 in. of edges; top with apples. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Using a serrated knife, cut into 12 slices. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan, cut side down.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine sauce ingredients; bring to a boil, whisking to blend. Cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until thickened. Pour over top.
  4. Bake, uncovered, 45-55 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Apple Dumpling Rollups in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p67

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 339 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 413 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 14, 2015

"I thought these would be really good, but I was a little disappointed since they seemed more bready than I was expecting. I halved the recipe and then used a little less apples and brown sugar than called for, so that's probably my fault. The bake time seemed too long as they came out a little tough for my taste. Obviously others liked it, so it has potential, but if I tried this again, I would make some changes."

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"These were delicious, even though I made them gluten-free and the syrup-making got interrupted mid-stream by the dog having a seizure! I used a gluten-free flour blend, doubled the baking powder and added a little xanthan gum and fruit pectin, about a tablespoon of whey protein isolate and two eggs to make the dough. I also subbed corn starch for the flour in the syrup. The wheat-tolerant members of the family also pronounced these "keepers"!"

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

"Followed the recipe to a 'T' and they were a big hit!"

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2014

"I did find that for me, this recipe rated as a #4. I did make a number of adjustments for this recipe by using 1 tsp. salt and using 1-1/3 cups evaporated milk which I made into soured milk by adding 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar. I also used 1/2 cup each packed brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar. I did not spread the dough with the sugar and cinnamon-I just kneaded the dough and ended up rolling into small balls. I combined the apples with the cinnamon and sugars, water, flour, butter and made an apple topping instead. I did find that for me, the best bet IS to first place the apple mixture in a greased and floured 13x9x2" baking pan, then roll small pieces of the dough into round balls and place on top of the apple mixture. I find it works best to bake for at least 1 hour or until bubbly and golden brown! delowenstein"

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

"Four cups of apples were too much to put into the roll along with the brown sugar. Fell apart when I tried to put them into the pan. The sauce doesn't get very thick so I wasn't sure how long to cook (3-4 minutes still results in watery sauce) and a lot of energy was wasted by turning on the oven first. I hope they taste a lot better than they were to make. I'll stick to regular apple dumplings as they are easier to handle!"

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