Make It: Apple Dumplings

Posted in Recipes
on November 20, 2017
apple dumplings thanksgiving recipe

Happy Monday y’all! I’m so excited for a short work week and Thanksgiving! It is only a few days away but this past weekend I got to celebrate early with my fave blogger babes! Turns out we can all add cooking to our list of talents. Everyone brought a dish and we had the best time talking, laughing and of course taking pictures.

apple dumplings recipe

I love any reason to make an apple dish. Apple crisp is usually my go-to and my all time favorite, but this time I tried something a little different: apple dumplings. They are super easy and so delish (especially when they are hot and piled on some vanilla ice cream) so I’m sharing my apple dumplings recipe and some of my notes with all of you so you can try them for your holiday gatherings.

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  • 2-3 Red Apples (I used McIntosh but Granny Smith, Honey Crisp or Fuji are also good picks)
  • 1 Stick of Butter
  • 1 Can Pillsbury Grand Flaky Biscuits
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Cinnamon

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  • Peel and slice apples into log wedges (lightly coat with lemon juice to keep them from turning brown while you prep other ingredients or save this step for last).
  • Open the biscuits into halves (same way you would open to to butter it). There are natural seams in the dough to get you started.
  • Place apple slices on one side of each biscuit half and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Fold the biscuit over to completely cover the apple slice. Repeat steps until all slices are wrapped in dough.
  • Place in pan for baking. (I used a 13×9- deep enough to hold the mixture and fit all the dumplings)


  • Mix the water (use warm or hot water) and sugar until smooth
  • Melt the stick of butter and add to water and sugar mixture.

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  • Pour the liquid mixture over the apple dumplings in the pan so they are all evenly coated. Mixture will look very thin and watery at first but will thicken as it cooks then cools
  • Sprinkle more cinnamon over top of the apple dumplings as desired (I went heavier on the inside but lighter on the top)
  • Bake in oven on 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. (Depending on your oven, they make take longer – 30-45 minutes).
  • When the dough is a golden brown color, they are ready to come out.
  • Let cool for a few minutes (but not too long) & serve with vanilla ice cream.

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