Caramel Apple Dumplings

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 22, 2022
The Northwest is known for its wonderful apples. Eating this dessert is a perfect way to warm up on a crisp fall evening.


  • SAUCE:
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup diced peeled tart apples
  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, combine sauce ingredients; bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  2. For the dumplings, combine flour, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl. Add milk, butter and vanilla; stir just until moistened. Gently fold in apples. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls into the boiling sauce. Cover and cook over low heat until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 8-10 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.