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Crowd-Pleasing Apple Dumplings Recipe

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. YIELD:30 servings


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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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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