Spiral Apple Dumplings

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Sassy in da South

These are not what you think of when you think of dumplings. They look like cinnamon rolls, but they're really pastry wrapped around a shredded apple filling. Be sure not to over-cook. I think these came from Better Homes & Gardens a few years ago.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For sauce, in a large saucepan, combine 2 cups sugar, the water, margarine, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  2. Bring to boiling and boil for 5 minutes; set aside (should have about 2 cups sauce).
  3. For dough, in a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pea-size.
  5. Make well in center.
  6. Add milk all at once.
  7. Stir just until moistened.
  8. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface 10 to 12 strokes or until nearly smooth.
  9. Roll out to 12x10-inch rectangle.
  10. For filling, combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; set aside.
  11. Sprinkle apples evenly over dough.
  12. Sprinkle with sugar mixture.
  13. Roll dough into spiral, starting from a long side. Pinch seam to seal.
  14. Cut into twelve 1-inch-thick pieces.
  15. Place in 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  16. Pour sauce over dumplings.
  17. Bake in a 350 degree F. oven about 50 minutes or until golden.

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