Crowd-Pleasing Apple Dumplings Recipe

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Jeanne Wade of Icard, North Carolina comes from a family of 10 children. Her recipe for Apple Dumplings is an easy dessert that feeds a bunch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 3 tubes (12 ounces each) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 15 medium apples, peeled and halved
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 164 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 159mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein


  1. Flatten biscuits with hand. Wrap each biscuit around an apple half; place seam side down in two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes. Combine sugar, water, butter and vanilla; pour about 1-2/3 cups into each pan. Sprinkle cinnamon over dumplings. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and apples are tender. Serve immediately. Yield: 30 servings.
Originally published as Apple Dumplings in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p54

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

"I really enjoyed this recipe, it is VERY easy, and I divided it into thirds, cause we don't have 30 people in our house! Very yummy and sweet, this is a keeper! I did use more cinnamon, because we really like it."

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2010

"Very good dish, everyone in family loves it. I have made this several times now"

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"I love this recipe. I have made it for several years...delicious."

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