Apple Dumpling Recipe

National Apple Dumpling Day IngredientsIngredients for dumplings

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and cored
  • 4 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 4 tsp. butter

Ingredients for caramel sauce

  • 2 tsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • Dash salt


In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; cut in the cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add milk, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball; divide dough in half. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

On a well-floured surface, roll each portion of dough into an 8 inch square. Cut apples in half horizontally; place an apple bottom on each square. Place brown sugar and cinnamon in the core of each bottom; dot each with 2 teaspoons butter. Replace apple tops.

Gently bring up corners of pastry to center; pinch edges to seal. Place in a greased 8-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine flour and water until smooth. Add the sugars, butter and salt. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until smooth and blended. Pour over dumplings.

Bake 35-40 minutes longer or until apples are tender and pastry is golden brown. Serve warm.