The Best Apple Dumplings


Welcome to the realm of irresistible autumn indulgence with our signature recipe for Heavenly Apple Delights. As the crisp air heralds the arrival of fall, there’s no better way to celebrate the season’s bounty than with these delectable apple dumplings. Prepare to embark on a culinary journey where tender apples nestled in a buttery embrace meet a sticky-sweet sauce, creating a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. Get ready to elevate your fall dessert game with this must-make recipe that promises pure delight in every bite.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 Granny Smith apples, cored and peeled
  • Extra cinnamon and sugar mixed for filling the apples


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) to set the stage for baking these delightful treats.
  2. Begin by preparing your apples, ensuring they are peeled and cored, ready to be enveloped in deliciousness.
  3. In a food processor, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Give it a few pulses to mix. Add the softened butter and milk, then pulse again until a soft dough forms, a testament to the simplicity of this recipe.
  4. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions, shaping each into a circular shape on a lightly floured surface.
  5. Prepare your cinnamon and sugar mixture, letting your intuition guide you rather than precise measurements, just like adding a sprinkle of magic to your culinary creation.
  6. Take each cored apple and place it in the center of a dough circle. Sprinkle about a tablespoon of the cinnamon-sugar mixture into the hollowed center of each apple, infusing them with warmth and spice.
  7. Gently mold the dough around each apple, ensuring it is fully encased, like wrapping a precious gift in a blanket of pastry. The pliability of the dough makes this step a breeze.
  8. Arrange your wrapped apples in a greased 9 x 13-inch baking pan, ready to embark on their journey to golden perfection.
  9. Now, let’s craft the irresistible sauce that will elevate these dumplings to heavenly heights. In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, water, butter, and cinnamon. Whisk them together until they harmonize into a symphony of sweetness, then heat until the mixture gently simmers. Allow it to cool slightly, as anticipation builds for the culinary masterpiece about to unfold.
  10. Pour the luscious sauce around the dumplings, allowing a bit to cascade over the tops, infusing them with caramelized goodness. Remember to baste the apples with this ambrosial elixir halfway through baking, ensuring each bite is imbued with decadence.
  11. Slide the pan into the preheated oven and bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until the apples yield tenderly to a slender knife, a testament to their irresistible allure.


As the tantalizing aroma of cinnamon and apples fills your kitchen, anticipation reaches a crescendo, heralding the moment of culinary triumph. Serve these Heavenly Apple Delights warm, accompanied by a scoop of velvety ice cream or a dollop of freshly whipped cream, and prepare for a chorus of delighted sighs with every spoonful. Whether shared with loved ones or savored in solitary indulgence, these apple dumplings are a testament to the magic of fall flavors and the joy of homemade goodness. Enjoy each delectable bite and savor the memories created around this autumnal masterpiece.