Easy Apple Dumplings

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 12, 2023
My mother often prepared this apple dumpling recipe for us to eat when we came home from school. I can so vividly remember their magnificent aroma as I opened the front door. —Marjorie Thompson, West Sacramento, California
Easy Apple Dumplings Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • Dough for double-crust pie
  • 6 small to medium apples, peeled and cored


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place 1 cup sugar, water, 3 tablespoons butter and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Boil 3 minutes; remove from heat. Mix the remaining ½ cup sugar and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 21x14-in. rectangle; cut into 6 squares. Place an apple on each square. Fill center of each apple with 4 teaspoons sugar mixture and ½ teaspoon butter. Moisten edges of crust with water; bring up corners over apples, pinching edges to seal. Place in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  3. Pour syrup around apples. Bake until golden brown and apples are tender, about 45 minutes. Serve warm.
Dough for double-crust pie
Combine 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour and 1/2 tsp. salt; cut in 1 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 1/3 to 2/3 cup ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

1 dumpling: 773 calories, 39g fat (24g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 475mg sodium, 104g carbohydrate (62g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.