Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is the way our family always ate apple dumplings. The dumplings are baked in a cinnamon syrup and rather than a scoop of ice cream, we made nutmeg milk to pour over the top.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix syrup; boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add butter.
  2. Sift dry ingredients and cut in shortening until coarse crumbs. Add milk, all at once and stir until just moistened. Divide into 6 pieces and roll to 1/4" circle, each.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. Place a cored apple on each circle. Fill core with cinnamon sugar mix. Place pat of butter on top. Fold pastry up over apple and pinch to seal. Place in 9 x 13 pan 1" apart.
  5. Pour syrup over dumplings and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  6. Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes.