FAT APPLE DUMPLINGS

 

 

Here in the South we love apples.  We like them any way you fix them.  Apple pies, apple dumplings, apple cake, applesauce or apple butter or fried apples, we like them all!   I call these my fat apple dumplings because they are big and bigger is better in the South.  This is a great recipe for the fall of the year. If you love apples like we do, check out these other great apple recipes!

Pastry ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon of salt

1/2 cup canola oil

1/2 cup milk (I use 2 percent)

2 tablespoons sugar

Spread for Dough

1 tablespoon brown sugar for each piece of dough

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg for each piece of dough

1 slice of margarine for each piece of dough

4 medium apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

Sauce

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup margarine

Combine all ingredients for the pastry until makes a ball of dough.  Divide into 4 pieces, roll out each piece and spread with one tablespoon brown sugar, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg,  a pat of margarine or butter, and 1/4 of the apples.  In a pan on top of the stove combine the sauce ingredients and bring to a boil.  Boil until sugar melts or about 3 or 4 minutes.  Place the dumplings in a baking dish and pour the sauce over them.  Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes until brown on top. Spoon extra sauce over dumplings and serve with ice cream or whipped cream.  Makes 4 large dumplings.

 

Apple Dumplings

These Apple Dumplings are a classic! 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 4 Dumplings

Ingredients
  

Pastry ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup milk I use 2 percent
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Spread for Dough

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar for each piece of dough
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg for each piece of dough
  • 1 slice of margarine for each piece of dough
  • 4 medium apples peeled, cored, and sliced

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup margarine

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients for the pastry until makes a ball of dough. Divide into 4 pieces, roll out each piece and spread with one tablespoon brown sugar, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, a pat of margarine or butter, and 1/4 of the apples.
  • In a pan on top of the stove combine the sauce ingredients and bring to a boil. Boil until sugar melts or about 3 or 4 minutes. 
  • Place the dumplings in a baking dish and pour the sauce over them. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes until brown on top.
  • Spoon extra sauce over dumplings and serve with ice cream or whipped cream. Makes 4 large dumplings.
Keyword Apple Dumplings
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27 Comments

  1. Just love all your recipes. Makes me want to cook all of the time. Thanks for sharing.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much Loretta! You made my day. Have a wonderful week and I am so glad you are enjoying the recipes.

  2. Katie’s Barn says:

    The dough recipe was the worst recipe!
    I halved for 6 dumplings,. It was way to thin!
    I spent a lot of time gluing it together, only to have it totally fall apart during baking.
    Next time I’ll just use my apple pie dough recipe.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Well this recipe makes 4 dumplings, so if you halved it to make 6, then it wouldn’t have worked.

  3. Assuming you don’t bake these flat after you’ve rolled out the dough I’m a little unclear how to form the dumplings. Do you just fold over the sides?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, just fold over the sides.

  4. Do you have recommendation of what type of apples are best?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I have used several kinds and most work but Granny Smith’s are good, Nadiam.

  5. I love your recipes and use them ALL the time! Absolutely love them! I am looking for a recipe I remember my Mom and I used to make but she died and the last time I made it was well over 40 years ago..It is Vinegar Dumplings…I would so appreciate your help. It is getting to that season again for baking without all the heat! Thanks so very much!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Sorry, Linda, I have not heard of vinegar dumplings. If I come across the recipe I will post it.

      1. I actually have a recipe for vinegar dumplings I received from a pioneer friend who has passed on. I would be happy to share it if you want.

  6. I made this and it was fabulous, but I used butter in my pie crust recipe, it was soooooo good! Then I tried it another time with your oil crust recipe and used non-dairy creamer instead of the milk, and margarine to make it parve. Oh, it was a disaster! I had a horrible time with the crust and just sort of molded the dough around the apples like a big baseball. Looks good, though, and can’t wait to taste it. I love your blog, reminds me of back home in GEORGIA!

  7. phyllis harrington says:

    My grandmother
    made them in a stew pot ,with lots of water. That made a doughy soft dumpling . served with milk and sugar !!. Ah the old days …need I say Pennsylvania Dutch !!!!!!!!!!

  8. Why do you slice the apples?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      They just cook faster that way. You don’t have to slice them.

    2. I just.discoveted your site and love it. You have the most wonderful recipies. I have Southern roots and reading your recipes takes me back home.
      I want to make your apple dumplings but was surprised the dough doesn’t call for baking powder and to use a 400° oven. Is the dough like pie crust?5 stars

      1. The Southern Lady says:

        Yes, it is similar to pie crust.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I have used all kinds. Granny Smith is probably the best.

  9. Just what I was looking for! I went to the orchards the other day and have a bunch of apples to use up! These look delicious 🙂

  10. Oh my goodness, Judy…those look so good! Looking at that last picture literally makes my mouth water. I love almost everything made with apples.

  11. “One moment on the lips for ever on the hips” but I am sure it is worth every mouthful! Looking forward to giving this one a try!

  12. Oh, Lord! It will soon be apple season and these will be on my table. I love apple dumplings…and these look amazing. Balisha

  13. Perfect recipe for fall! My favorite place to get apples is the Virginia Farm market up near Winchester. I won’t get to go this year (no vacation funds 🙁 ) but I’l try this recipe with some local apples till I can get back to Virginia!