Apple Dumplings

Apple dumplings are the quintessential warm and comforting fall dessert.

Serves: Makes 8 servings.
15 mins Prep time 55 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
55 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 500°F. Mix cinnamon and nutmeg in small bowl. Prepare crusts as directed on package. Sprinkle spice mixture evenly on surface of each crust. Cut each crust into 4 equal pieces. Place 1 apple half in center of each piece of crust. Fill center of each apple half with 1 teaspoon of the butter. Carefully fold crust up over apple half, pinching seams together to seal. Place dumplings, seam-side down, in greased 13x9-inch baking dish.

  • Bring sugar, water and 2 tablespoons butter to boil in small saucepan. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla; set aside.

  • Bake dumplings about 10 minutes or until crust begins to brown. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Pour sauce over dumplings. Bake 40 to 45 minutes longer or until apples are tender and pastry is golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

Cooking tip

Test Kitchen Tip: Prepare as directed, using 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Apple Pie Spice in place of the cinnamon and nutmeg.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 448Calories: 448Cholesterol: 23mg
  • Sodium: 278mgProtein: 2g
  • Total Fat: 20gFiber: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 65g

Ratings & Reviews: 7

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  • MARTHA on 09/30/2016

    These are fabulous! I have made these for years.

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  • Debbie M. on 09/21/2015

    Reminds me of my grandmother, she use to make these all the time xoxoxo

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  • Maya on 02/17/2014

    So easy to make and so delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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  • Rebecca on 10/17/2013

    We had some wonderful apples grow on the tree at home this year and I plan to try this very soon, sounds wonderful!

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  • Judy on 10/22/2016

    Looks great..and going to try it soon but curious why McC didn't suggest slicing the apple instead of using the whole apple which almost doubles the cooking time??? Sure it's delicious either way.

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  • bonnie t. on 03/05/2013

    it was great

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  • shannom on 10/25/2013

    I make this with the spices on the apple and cinn/sugar on crust and fill the center of apple with brown sugar and butter tastes sooo much better this is to plain the spices are only on the crust

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