Apple Dumplings Recipe

We wrap our week filled with Apple Recipes with these amazing Apple Dumplings. These aren’t your typical Apple Dumplings though, they are more like Cinnamon Rolls, but they’re really pastry wrapped around  a yummy apple filling.

I made the Apple Dumplings with a very special new apple, SweeTango! It’s from Washington State and is a new variety of apples produced over the last decade by agriculture professors at the University of Minnesota. They are, well…Sweet and Tangy! The great folks at SweeTango sent me a box of these delicious apples as part of the Walmart Moms program. The SweeTango Apples will be available at Walmart around September 25th…be sure to give them a try!

Our whole family loved them, the boys loved snacking on them, I even had to hide them so I could bake with them, Doug loved them in his lunch, and I loved baking with them and making these delicious Caramel Dipped Apples.

Let’s make some Apple Dumplings…

Roll the dough out into a rectangle, 15×10 inches. Don’t be alarmed the dough is pretty wet and sticky at first, just add a little flour and knead it a bit.

Sprinkle the apples on and add the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Starting at the long end, roll it up and then seal the edge with a pinch. Cut dumplings at 1 inch. I used a ruler and scored the dough to make sure they were even.

Place the dumplings in a buttered 13×9 baking dish. And pour the sugar sauce over.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes. Serve with a little whip cream if you like.

Recipe source: Better Homes & Gardens Hometown Cooking, October 1999

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Not your typical dumpling, these Apple Dumplings are more like a Cinnamon Roll. Recipe from
Serves: 12 Dumplings
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, cut into pieces
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups flour, all-purpose
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 3 cups apples, peeled, diced finely or shredded
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  1. In a small saucepan, combine all sauce ingredients
  2. Bring to a boil and cook 5 minutes, set aside
  3. You will need about 2 cups of sauce {I added a little more after they baked}
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients
  2. Cut in shortening using a pastry blender or your fingers
  3. Make a well in the middle and add the milk
  4. Stir with a spatula, the dough will be very wet and sticky
  5. Knead dough on a well floured surface, roll out to 15x10 inch rectangle
  1. Peel apples and dice finely or shred
  2. Sprinkle over dough
  3. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over apples
  4. Roll dough from long side, as tightly as possible
  5. Cut dumplings 1 inch wide
  6. Place in buttered 13x9 baking dish
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes

Check out the other Apple Daze Recipes!

Disclosure: This post is part of a campaign I am participating in with the Walmart Moms. Walmart has provided me with compensation  for this post. My participation is voluntary and opinions, as always are my own.

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  1. Elaine Lund says:

    Thank you for the Apple Dumpling recipe. I am inundated with apples this fall and need some exciting new recipes to make. Off to check out the Apple Daze Recipes! Thanks again!

  2. Oh my! Those look really, really good!
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  3. claire says:

    These look great. I hope to make them.

  4. Ann Kroeker says:

    Fun idea!
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  5. YUM! Such a fitting recipe for the first day of fall.

  6. Lisa says:

    I found this same recipe and tried it about a month or so ago. They were fantastic!

  7. The crisp breeze is howling, leaves (thought still green) are flying past, and I am happily eating a fresh apple when I stumble your post, and I am no longer satisfied with my autumn. I need these, in my belly, right now. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Jolene says:

    Holy cow these are amazing!! I made them this afternoon. After I finished making them, I said it was too much work for this pregnant mama and I wouldn’t make them again. But, they are THAT good! I will definitely make them again!! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  9. Amanda G. Jones says:

    Holy Apple Dumplings Batman!! Amazing, will definitely try these!!!

  10. Rin says:

    According to my Great-Grandma Bernice, who was born and raised and spent her whole life in Wabash County, what you have made here is technically called a “roly-poly” and NOT apple dumplings. Dumplings are always sealed “packages” of apples and then either boiled or baked. Just fyi.

  11. Sam says:

    awesome recipe! not quite sure if those count as dumplings tho.

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