These are the ones my grandmother used to make: warm, flaky, apple-y sweet and drizzled with a sauce that bakes right with them. These are not difficult to make, just a little time-consuming. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

Oh my gosh these are just like grandma used to make. The sauce is awesome!! I used about 1/2 cup less water because I boiled the sauce in the microwave and didn’t want it to overflow.

These are the true old-fashioned apple dumplings! The sauce is awesome. They aren’t difficult, and were kind of fun to make. I think you could even use store-bought pie dough if you aren’t good at making your own.

I used the premade pie crusts from the store, and it turned out great. I also made a couple sauces to go with them. A vanilla sauce, and a cinnamon sugar sauce. Both yummy over the apples! No leftovers.


1 recipe pastry for double-crust pie
6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
½ cup butter
¾ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 cups of water
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract



Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 200 degrees C or 400 degrees F.

Step 2: Brush with melted butter a 9×13-inch baking pan.

Step 3: Sprinkle flour on a flat surface. Roll in the pastry into a vast rectangle. Slice the dough into 6 pieces squares.

Step 4: Place one apple on every square. Arrange it facing upward.

Step 5: Slice the butter into 8 pieces. Put a piece of butter on every apple. Set aside the rest of the butter.

Step 6: Poke some small holes on the apples and sprinkle brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

Step 7: Get the two corners and fold in the middle and seal each dumpling. Pinch the sides and completely seal.

Step 8: In a medium saucepan, add in the white sugar, water, the rest of the butter, and vanilla extract. Stir until well mixed. Turn the heat to medium and allow it to boil for 5 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved completely. Transfer the mixture into the dumplings.

Step 9: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until cooked through.

Step 10: Remove from the oven and transfer the dumplings into a large dessert bowl. Pour in the sauce over.

Step 11: Serve and enjoy!

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