Apple Dumplings With Cinnamon Syrup

Apple Dumplings With Cinnamon Syrup

The Spruce / Christine Ma

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 65 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

Ingredients

  • For the Dumplings:
  • 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

Note: while there are multiple steps to this recipe, this dish is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation and cooking.

Make the Dumplings

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to  375 F/190 C/Gas 5.

    Apple Dumplings With Cinnamon Syrup ingredients

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  2. Lightly butter a large, shallow baking dish.

    butter large baking dish

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

    flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl

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

    flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl combined with butter

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

    milk added to flour mixture to make a dough ball, in white bowl

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

    dough rolled out on parchment paper, wooden rolling pin

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

    dough cut into squares on parchment paper

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  8. 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.

    apples, sugar and cinnamon on top of dough squares

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

    butter added on top of the apples, cinnamon and sugar on the dough squares

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

    apple dumpling squares on parchment paper

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

    apple dumplings on a baking pan

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Make the Syrup and Bake:

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    apple dumpling glaze ingredients

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

    apple dumpling glaze ingredients combined in a small saucepan

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

    baked apple dumplings on a baking pan

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

    Apple Dumplings With Cinnamon Syrup and ice cream

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