Apple Dumplings to die for…. sweet, caramel, easy, delicious!!

apple dumplings 2

I know, I know… I need to become a better photographer!  BUT trust me – I finally made a dessert that I LOVE more than chocolate… Easy, peasy semi-homemade apple dumplings! They not only taste like heaven on earth, but the smell they create is absolutely the epitome of fall!!! I swear – you will never make an apple pie again… this recipe will replace the pie for sure!!

I love to watch Tricia’s Southern Cooking on Sunday mornings and last week she made “dumplings”… they looked and sounded good, but of course, I had to play with the recipe! I am a true lover of the “oh too sweet” apple filling in the HOSTESS pies and I wanted to add a caramel-y touch so – after a few test runs, HERE is what worked!!


  • 2 apples – Granny Smith work well!
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 TBS cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 pack canned biscuits (worked great with Sav-a-lot cheapies even!)


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

In a small bowl (or I prefer a shaker container) mix the ¼ cup white sugar and 1TBS cinnamon

Slice the apples into 8 slices each. Sprinkle with about a TBS of the cinnamon/sugar mix.

In a medium saucepan, mix 1 cup water, 1/2 cup of white sugar, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, the butter and vanilla. Bring the sugar mixture to a boil over medium heat – stirring constantly.

Separate each biscuit into 2 layers. (peel them apart – in ½) Wrap a biscuit layer around a slice of apple, stretching the biscuit slightly to overlap, and seal on the bottom. Place the wrapped slices, sealed-side down, in a 9 x 13 casserole dish. Pour the hot sugar liquid mixture over the “dumplings”. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon/sugar mixture over the top.

Bake until golden brown, about 35 minutes.

apple dumplings


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Posted on September 26, 2014, in Meals and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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