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Baked Apple Dumplings Recipe

Baked Apple Dumplings Recipe

These versatile dumplings can be made with peaches or mixed berries in place of apples, and drizzled with hot caramel sauce instead of icing. Add vanilla custard or ice cream, and it’s the perfect dessert.—Evangeline Bradford, Erlanger, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:18 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2-1/4 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, bread crumbs, cinnamon and nutmeg. On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry into two 12-in. squares. Cut each sheet into nine 4-in. squares.
  • 2. Brush squares with egg. Place 1 teaspoon sugar mixture in the center of a square; top with 2 tablespoons chopped apple and 1 teaspoon sugar mixture. Gently bring up corners of pastry to center; pinch edges to seal. Repeat with remaining pastry, crumb mixture and apples. Place on greased baking sheets.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine the streusel ingredients. Brush remaining egg over dumplings; press streusel over tops.
  • 4. Bake at 400° for 14-18 minutes or until golden brown. Place pans on wire racks. Combine icing ingredients; drizzle over dumplings. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 252 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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deb9962 User ID: 6353234 232883
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2015

"The apple needs to be chopped smaller & the icing makes it way sweet. Yummy without it"

hamhock32 User ID: 7001222 175178
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"Really really good!"

hendia1 User ID: 4106423 211931
Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"This recipe is excellent. I used Granny Smith apples and topped them with the streusel mix but did not use the icing. They came out great and were a big hit. I will make them again."

marlowesmom User ID: 1394533 211930
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"Fabulous, even without the streusel and icing which I didn't have time to do. Can't wait until I can make it as written."

chilipower User ID: 6100887 174759
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2011

"Delish!!! This is a great recipe. Thanks reader7 and Travlnman02 for the warning to chop the apples into smaller pieces. This recipe is not too sweet, which was exactly what I was looking for. I didn't try the icing but served it with whipped cream. A keeper..."

Travlnman02 User ID: 5805527 191196
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"I've now made them two ways. First time following the resipe exact and they turned out very well but I noted the apples sunk as they cooked leaving an overinflated shell, but taste was great. Second time I did what someone else did and used a canned apple pie filling to see if I could reduce the shrinkage of the apples. It worked and left a fuller dumpling. Both taste great. just remember to chop everything small, apples and nuts. I used Granny Smith Apples in the recipe and served them warm with a scoop of Vanilla Ice-cream."

reader7 User ID: 5622238 189059
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"Very easy to put together and flavors come through well. Chopping the apples in smaller pieces insure that the dumplings do not pop open during baking, as happened the first time I tried these. Many compliments and requests to make again"

glendabwms User ID: 4268219 211929
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2010

"I prepared the recipe usling apple pie mix rather than the fresh apple and everybody loved them. Everyone has asked for the recipe."

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