Apple Dumplings

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min.


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 16, 2022
This dessert always reminds me of my great-grandmother, who gave my mom her love of good wholesome food. The crispy golden dumplings are filled with apples and topped with a sweet caramel sauce. A scoop of ice cream is the perfect finishing touch. —Jody Fisher, Stewartstown, Pennsylvania


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 5 medium)
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • Vanilla ice cream


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a 12-in. x 18-in. rectangle. Cut into six squares.
  2. Place 1/3 cup chopped apples in the center of each square. Brush edges of dough with water; fold up corners to center and pinch to seal. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, water and butter; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Pour over dumplings. Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until apples are tender. Serve warm with ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 711 calories, 29g fat (10g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 500mg sodium, 109g carbohydrate (77g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.