Apple Dumplings I Recipe -
Apple Dumplings I Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Apple Dumplings I

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"These Apple Dumplings are swimming in a buttery vanilla sauce. My family loves them. I hope you will, too."

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Original recipe makes 8 dumplings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Butter a 7x11 inch baking pan. Separate biscuit dough into 8 pieces. Flatten each piece of dough into a circle. Wrap one biscuit around each apple half and place, seam side down, in pan.
  3. In small bowl, combine sugar, water, melted butter and vanilla. Pour mixture over dumplings in pan. Sprinkle cinnamon on top. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, until golden. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 05, 2004

OMG, this is one of the best dessert recipes I have ever tried! Thankfully, I read each and every review before trying them. Please, people, do make the recommended adjustments and I promise you will not be disappointed! I diced the apples and coated them with cinnamon/sugar. I baked the dumplings on one side for 20 minutes. Then I turned them and baked for another 10 minutes before adding the sauce. I made up the sauce minus the water and had to add just a tablespoon or so to get it the right consistency. I also used 1/2 white sugar and 1/2 brown sugar and ended up with this beautiful caramel sauce. I added the sauce the last 10 minutes of cooking and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I had people begging me for the recipe and I have made it twice this week. My husband has requested that this be THE dessert for Thanksgiving dinner and I will be only to happy to oblige. Folks, it really is awesome!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 07, 2004

This dessert is a good idea in theory, but unfortunately, this particular recipe isn't so great. If you want this recipe to work, please be sure to read these reviews and consider the other reviewers' advice! 1) Dice or cut your apples into slices, 2) Add cinnamon/sugar to the cut apples (so it'll taste like a dessert, and not just an apple wrapped in a biscuit), 3) Use a smaller amount of liquid, or add the liquid in small amounts throughout the cooking time (don't dump it in all at once or you'll get a soggy mess!), and 4) Cook each dumpling for a few minutes on one (or both) sides before adding liquid to keep the sogginess to a minimum. If you follow those suggestions, you'll have better luck than if you use the recipe as is.

Sep 11, 2003

This is just too good to be true. It was easy to prepare. I did follow the advice of the others by using only a little water and by cutting my apples into quarters. I used gala apples. I also sprinkled the apples with a little cinnamon and sugar before wrapping them with the croissant dough. And I baked for about 5 minutes before adding the liquid mixture and I used half brown sugar half white sugar. These were sooooooooooooooooooooooo good. You must eat it with vanilla ice cream. I am going to make another batch today.

Jan 05, 2004

DELICIOUS! I followed all of the suggestions...diced apples and sprinkled w/cinnamon and sugar, reduce the water in the sauce (I mixed everything else together and then added water gradually until I had the consistance I wanted), cooked for 10 minutes before adding the sauce. I made two dumplings (used 1 diced apple) with the "grand" crescent rolls. I only baked for 27 minutes and it was perfect.

Oct 18, 2002

This recipe has wonderful flavor. Easy to prepare. I,too, decreased the water to 1/2 c. and used 1/2 white and 1/2 brown sugar and used Grands Flaky Biscuits. Next time -I will dice apples and turn the dumplings over during baking to get the underside brown and more done.

Jan 05, 2004

This recipe is wonderful!! I took it to a women's meeting at the church and it got rave reviews. I used Pillsbury cinnamon and sugar flakey bisquits (eliminates the need to season apples before wrapping)and baked the apples 10 min before pouring on the sauce. I also eliminated the water as suggested by other reviews, and added 1/2 cup pecans to the sauce (note: the pecans taste wonderful with this, but add considerable work to washing the dish... it was worth it!) Thanks Carol, for a wonderful dish!

Jan 05, 2004

These tasted like apple pie! I diced up the apples rather than halfed them and sprinkled cinnamon, sugar, and a little nutmeg on before I wrapped them. I also only used 1/4 cup water and that was more than enough. This was delicious! Definately worth trying.

May 17, 2003

The 1st recipe I tried from this site. Following other's suggestions, I reduced water/sugar/butter, sliced apples, and sprinkled them with cinnamon prior to sealing. I also let it bake ten minutes before adding the sauce, turning each dumpling beforehand. I daresay they were PERFECT! Fast, easy, and oh so yummy!


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  • Calories
  • 416 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 58.2 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 641 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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