Apple Dumpling Dessert

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

"This delicious dessert has a nice bones - no bites of dry crust without filling. The layers have plenty of apple pieces and are sweetened with a yummy syrup." From Taste of Home.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle with water, 1 T. at a time, and toss with a fork until dough can be formed into a ball. Divide dough into four parts.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll one part of the dough to fit the bottom of an ungreased 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish. Place in dish; top with a third of the apples. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle a third over apples. Repeat layers of pastry, apples and cinnamon-sugar twice. Roll out the remaining dough to fit the top of dish and place on top. Using a sharp knife, cut 2 inch slits through all layers at once.
  3. For syrup, bring water and sugar to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour over top crust. Bake at 400 for 35-40 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Serve warm with whipped topping or ice cream if desired.


Most Helpful

Very good and easy to make. Thanks.

mycuteboys February 04, 2010

I used to make this recipe & then somehow lost it. It's very good; I am an apple dumpling lover even ask for them instead of cake on my birthday! I added 1 tsp cinnamon to the apples. I also splashed in 1 tsp of vanilla extract to the syrup when it finished cooking.

Newmsy October 13, 2009

excellent my family loves apple dumplings and we all agree this is just as good and alot less work thanks

memaw #2 October 06, 2007

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