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Apple Slump Recipe
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Apple Slump

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"This was a wintertime dessert when I was growing up. Sometimes served with ice cream. It's still one of my favorites."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Combine the apples, 1 cup sugar, cinnamon, and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan. Cover with a tight fitting lid and heat to boiling.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together 1 1/2 cup flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in enough milk to make a soft dough.
  3. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto apples. Cover pan with lid and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. DO NOT LIFT COVER UNTIL DONE! Serve with nutmeg sauce.
  4. To make the nutmeg sauce: In a saucepan, mix 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon flour. Stir in 1 cup boiling water and cook, stirring constantly until sauce bubbles. Add butter and simmer gently 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in nutmeg. Serve over each serving of apple slump.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 19, 2003

This is a great recipe!!thanks.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 30, 2003

I don't know about this recipe.... The only reason I gave it any stars was because It didn't taste bad. If you decide to make this make sure you make it in a large pot with a very tight fitting lid... I didn't and the liquid boiled over through the lid and made a horrible mess on my stove top. I didn't make the nutmeg sauce because it was very liquidy already.... basically what I got was a liquidy apple mush with dumpling things inside. I wont be making this again.


11 Ratings

Oct 01, 2006

Otstanding. We used pumpkin pie spice instead of nutmeg (personal preference), and we weren't disappointed.

Aug 25, 2005

I tried this recipe tonight with a few revisions. Instead of making the dumplings, I cut refrigerator biscuits into quarters, and cooked it for 20 minutes instead of 30. We don't care for so much nutmeg, so I substituted mostly cinnamon, with a bit of nutmeg in the sauce. It was delicious! Perfect with a scoop of ice cream. It was plenty sweet without the sauce.

Feb 13, 2009

This is a really terrific dessert, and the nutmeg sauce really adds to the flavor. I have been looking for a recipe for NUTMEG SAUCE for close to 45 years. My mother and grandmother used to make it for all of the apple dishes that they prepared. My mother passed in 1958, and my grandmother in 1960. With them passed the recipe. I understand that this was Louisa May Alcott's favorite dessert. I know it's one of mine. GaysloveJesus2 Richmond, VA

Sep 05, 2003

not a hit at our house. I didn't like the strong flavor of the nutmeg sauce.

Oct 04, 2010

I love this recipe. It reminds of my childhood. My mom made something very similar except it was baked in the oven without the lid. The dough had a lilttle shortening in it too. The sauce was almost the same except she added a little splash of vanilla, lemon extract and vinegar! The recipe card I have doesn't list the amounts and I think I like it alot better with the lemon. Thank you for the recipe!

Oct 17, 2008

Fast and simple and delicious. For the complainers, if you don't like nutmeg, why would you make a sauce with it?? This was a wondful warm and quick dessert. Great with vanilla ice cream.


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  • Calories
  • 354 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 82.8 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 182 mg
  • 7%

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

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