Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 55 mins

Yummy, Apple Dumplings, A nice winter time treat. My Mother use to make the BEST Apple Dumplings this recipe is like the way she made them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For Pastry;Mix flour and salt, and cut shortening into flour until crumbly.
  2. Stir in water until completely moistened.
  3. Then from into 3 balls.
  4. Flatten each ball on lightly floured surface and roll to 1/8-inch thick.
  5. Cut each piece into four equal parts, making 12 pieces total.
  6. Apple filling; Mix cinnamon and sugar.
  7. on each pastry (12 total), place 1/2 cup chopped apples and 1 tablespoon cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  8. Bring edges of dough to center, and pinch edges together, Place all 12 dumplings in a 9x13-inch baking dish, Pinched side down.
  9. Cinnamon Sauce; Bring sauce ingredients to a boil and pour generously over dumplings.
  10. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, Then Reduce Heat to 350 degrees for an additional 40 minutes.


Most Helpful

Absolutely worth the effort! Very delicious, everyone wanted seconds! I cut the sauce by 1/3, and it was still almost too much... but it is sooooooo delicious!! I did add 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, as well, I love the flavor of nutmeg. I used an apple peeler/corer/slicer hand cranked tool, then cut each processed apple into fourths, putting one fourth into a section of dough. This gave me eight dumplings (I used two apples) and there was just the right amount of dough to do it this way. To speed things up, I just shook some cinnamon sugar on the apples before I closed the dough (I keep cinnamon sugar premade in the pantry for toast). Thanks a bunch, Barb - I loved this one, and will be making it again.

Rebekah of SFD December 10, 2009

amazing southern taste

BakerJC October 14, 2007

This was delicious. I didn't have enough shortening, but it still worked. I had to bake it another 20 minutes.

kara_rece Atchison January 01, 2005

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