Vegan Apple Dumplings


A fun recipe to make for any occasion! Vegan apple dumplings make a quick and easy appetizer or excellent gift to family and friends for the holidays.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
10 dumplings



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 4 tablespoons vegan margarine (such as Earth Balance®)

  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup water

Apple Marinade:

  • 2 yellow apples, peeled and sliced into eighths

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup water

  • 4 tablespoons vegan margarine (such as Earth Balance®), melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Whisk flour, vegan margarine, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl until fine crumbs form. Add water and mix to combine. Separate dough into 10 equal pieces.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  3. Chop each apple eighth into 4 chunks. Place apple chunks in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook until soft but not mushy, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  4. Combine brown sugar, water, vegan margarine, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave until butter has dissolved, about 30 seconds. Stir marinade and pour over cooked apples in the saucepan. Let apples marinate for 10 minutes.

  5. Flatten a piece of dough into a circle. Place 4 apple chunks in the center and wrap dough around; pinch to seal. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough and apples; reserve remaining marinade.

  6. Drizzle remaining marinade over dumplings on the baking sheet.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Cook's Notes:

After marinating apples in apple marinade mix, do not throw it out! You will need the remaining mix to drizzle over apples in the end.

As an option, add lemon juice to the apples after boiling them to prevent browning.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
9g Fat
34g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Sodium 448mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 64mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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