Moist, juicy whole baked apples, wrapped In a crisp and buttery crust, and bake in a sweet cinnamon sugar sauce, Sign Me Up! These Amish Apple Dumplings make quite the delicious snack on a sunny afternoon or dessert after a savory meal.
You won’t believe just how tasty these simple fruit-filled dumplings are. The apples are baked to moist and tender perfection as the dough hug and keeps all the juices from evaporating. The sauce brings it all together, giving the savory crust some much-needed sweetness and spice.
Easy To Make Dumplings!
Apple dumplings are very easy to make, all you need to do is prep the apples, make and portion the dough, wrap the apple in the dough, pour the sauce over the dumplings, and bake! This simple recipe can be completed in just under an hour.
Fall Time Treat!
Are you looking for another recipe to add to your autumn season cookbook? Well, this one is perfect! These dumplings are made from whole dough wrapped apples baked in a sweet cinnamon-spiced sauce, It doesn’t get any more autumn than that!
How To Serve These Dumplings?
Amish Apple Dumplings are best served warm or at room temperature with our brown sugar and cinnamon sauce. Wanna add a little something extra to this treat? Try it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, you’ll thank me later.
This recipe is good for 6 servings, plenty for some dessert with family after dinner. If you are looking to accommodate a lot of people, double or triple or even quadruple the recipe to suit your needs. Make these dumplings for Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert and your friends and family will be thoroughly impressed!
Bowl– Use one medium bowl to mix the dough ingredients.
Baking Dish– Use a 9×9 heat-proof dish to bake the dumplings
Bench Knife– Use this or a regular knife to portion the dough.
Rolling Pin– Use this to roll the dough balls flat.
Saucepan– Use a small saucepan or pot to make the sauce.
Wooden Spoon– Use a regular wooden spoon to stir the sauce.
Main Ingredients Of This Dish
Apples– I peeled and cored 6 gala apples for this recipe. However, can use your favorite type of apple.
Flour– I used 2 cups of the Bob’s Red Mill AP Flour for this recipe but you can use whatever you have on hand.
Milk– Forgot to buy milk? No worries, if you have evaporated milk you can use that in its place. Mix 1/4 cup evaporated milk and 1/4 cup water to use in place of the milk in this recipe.
Brown Sugar– No brown sugar at home? White sugar will work just as well, use an equal amount of this sugar o what the recipe calls for.
All The Ingredients
- Flour– Mix in a bowl with the baking powder and salt.
- Baking Powder– Gives volume to the dough.
- Salt– Brings out the flavors in the dough.
- Butter– Combined with flour mixture, also used in the sauce.
- Milk– Moistens and gives flavor to the dough.
- Apples– Peeled, cored, and wrapped in the dough.
- Sugar– Gives sweetness to the sauce.
- Water– Brought to a boil with butter, sugar, and cinnamon to make the sauce.
- Cinnamon– Gives flavor to the sauce.
How Did We Make It?
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder until blended.
- Stir in the softened butter, then add the milk and mix to combine into a dough.
- Divide the dough into 6 parts and roll it into balls and place it on a floured surface.
- Using a rolling pin, roll out each dough ball into a disk.
- Place an apple to the center of each dough disk and wrap the ends of it around the apple, pressing tightly to seal.
- Transfer to dumplings into a grease 9×9 baking dish and set aside.
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees and make the sauce.
- In a saucepan bring to a slight boil, the sugar, butter, water, and cinnamon over medium-low heat.
- Pour the sauce over the dumplings and bake for about 35-40 minutes until golden brown. Allow them to cool slightly before serving.
Making The Dough
To make the dough for this dessert, I combined the dry ingredients in a bowl, stirred in the butter, then added the milk, and combined it into a dough. However, you can make the dough a lot faster if you use an electric mixer, you don’t even need a stand mixer, a hand mixer will work just great.
Seal The edge of the Dumplings
Once the apples were placed at the center of the dough, I pulled the edges of the dough around it and pressed them together to seal.
However, if your dough won’t say together or you just want to be sure that it comes apart during baking use some water to glue them together. Using a small amount of water on the ends of the dough will make them tacky and easy to adhere to.
How To Store This Pie Crust
To store these tasty dessert items follow these simple instructions.
For room temperature storage cover in an airtight container for up to 2 days. If you want to keep them fresh for about a week, place them in an airproof container or zip lock bag and refrigerate. For up to 4 months of storage, Freeze them!
Place the dumplings on a baking sheet, flash freeze until firm then transfers to an air-tight container and freeze.
These tasty dumplings are the perfect summer evening snack, after dinner or me- time sweet treat! Have it with a scoop of your favorite ice cream and a caramel drizzle and you’ll be in pure bliss, so go ahead and treat yourself to something tasty, you deserve it!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 tbs baking soda
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2/3 cup butter (softened)
- 6 apples (peeled and cored)
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl and set aside.
- Stir the butter into the dry mixture then add the milk and mix into a dough.
- Cut the dough into 6 pieces and form them into balls.
- Transfer to a floured surface and roll each ball flat.
- Place an apple in the middle of each piece of dough then fold the dough around the apple pressing together to encase the fruit.
- Grease a 9x13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C.
- In a small saucepan or pot, combine the sugar, water, butter, and cinnamon over a medium flame. Stir constantly until the mixture just begins to boil.
- Remove from the heat and pour on top of the apple dumplings.
- Bake them for 30-40 minutes or until the apples are tender and the dough is light brown in color.
- Serve warm.