Grandma Buelah's Apple Dumplings Recipe

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Buelah and Harry Hughson settled in Sioux County, Nebraska in the early 1900's. Grandma had a reputation for being a talented musician, avid card player and a marvelous cook! I always make a double batch of her dumplings for my husband and our four children.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • Pastry for double-crust pie
  • 6 small tart apples, peeled and cored
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 3/4 cup maple or maple-flavored syrup, warmed

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 537 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 273mg sodium, 89g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. On a floured surface, roll out pastry to an 18-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Cut into six 6-in. squares. Place an apple on each square. Combine sugar and cream and spoon into apple center. Moisten edges of pastry; fold up the corners to center and pinch to seal.
  2. Place on an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° bake 30 minutes longer or until golden brown, basting twice with syrup. Serve warm. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Grandma Buelah's Apple Dumplings in Country Woman May/June 1991, p35

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