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Apple Dumplings with Caramel Sauce Recipe
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Apple Dumplings with Caramel Sauce Recipe

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Of all my autumn recipes, apple dumplings are a hands-down favorite. I found this treat years ago in an Amish cookbook. A rich, homemade caramel sauce tops it off. —Lois Stache, Brillion, WI
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and cored
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Dash salt

Nutritional Facts

1 dumpling equals 979 calories, 49 g fat (31 g saturated fat), 128 mg cholesterol, 688 mg sodium, 134 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; cut in cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add milk, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball; divide dough in half. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. On a well-floured surface, roll each portion of dough into an 8-in. square. Cut apples in half horizontally; place an apple bottom on each square. Place brown sugar and cinnamon in the core of each bottom; dot each with 2 teaspoons butter. Replace apple tops.
  3. Gently bring up corners of pastry to center; pinch edges to seal. Place in a greased 8-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine flour and water until smooth. Add the sugars, butter and salt. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until smooth and blended. Pour over dumplings.
  5. Bake 35-40 minutes longer or until apples are tender and pastry is golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Apple Dumplings with Caramel Sauce in Country Woman August/September 2009, p36

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