Quebec Apple Dumplings

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Elmotoo

To quote Mme. Benoit,"In Quebec these were baked in deep brown earthenware pudding dishes and served on a hot wooden board or tray surrounded by autumn leaves or boughs cut from the Christmas tree. It was a traditional in our family to serve these dumplings after we had finished decorating the Christmas tree." Posted for Zaar World Tour II.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

I had to cut this recipe in half when making it as there were only 4 of us around! Definitely my kind of recipe, what with the cheddar, apples & mincemeat! And, since I have enough mince on hand to last me throughout the year, I fully intend to make this recipe again & again ~ Thanks, much, for posting it! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my groupmates in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #37]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Make enough pie enough to roll into 12 6"x6" squares (about a double batch.).
  3. Sprinkle each square with 1 tsp grated cheddar. Peel and core apples and place one on each square. Fill the centre of each apple with 2 tsp (or 1 heaping tsp) of mincement, 1 tsp of rum, a dot of butter and 1 Tablespoon sugar.
  4. Bring diagonally opposite corners of dough over the apple to form ears at the top. Cover the 'ears' with aluminium foil.
  5. Mix the brown sugar, cream and grated lemon rind. Brush the dumplings with this mixture and bake 35 to 45 minutes in 400F oven.
  6. Remove foil, brush ears with cream mixture and return to oven till 'ears' are brown. Serve warm with plain or sweetened cream, flavoured with rum.

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