Apple Dumplings With Cinnamon Syrup

Apple Dumplings
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  • Total: 65 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Servings: 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
423 Calories
19g Fat
64g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 423
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 2g
Calcium 102mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A simple soft dough is wrapped around the sliced apples and then the apples are baked with a delicious syrup. The apples are flavored with sugar and spices before they're encased in the dough.

Serve this wonderful apple dessert warm with a scoop of ice cream


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 13 tablespoons cold butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 to 6 Granny Smith apples (or other cooking apples) cored, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • For the Syrup:
  • 2 cups granulated sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Optional: heavy cream or ice cream

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to  375 F/190 C/Gas 5.

  3. Lightly butter a large, shallow baking dish.

  4. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.

  5. Cut in 10 tablespoons of the butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.

  6. Gradually add the milk, stirring to make a soft dough.

  7. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface into a 1/8-inch thick rectangle.

  8. Cut the rolled out dough into 5-inch squares.

  9. Place several pieces of apple on each square of dough. Sprinkle each with about 2 teaspoons sugar and a light sprinkling cinnamon and nutmeg to taste.

  10. Cut remaining butter into small cubes and dot each dumpling with a with a few pieces of the remaining butter.

  11. Moisten edges of each dumpling with water; bring corners to center, pinching edges to seal. Repeat with remaining dumplings.

  12. Place dumplings 1 inch apart in the prepared baking dish.

Make the Syrup and Bake:

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a saucepan, combine sugar, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and melted butter; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour the syrup over the dumplings.

  3. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the dumplings are golden brown.

  4. Serve hot with a drizzling of cream or a scoop of ice cream.

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