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These Amish apple dumplings are prepared by our local Mennonite market for the local fruit farm's annual apple picking open house.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
45 mins
1 hr 5 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Set apples aside in a cold water bath while you prepare the dough.

  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Add shortening and cut together with a pastry blender or a fork until crumbly. Add milk and stir until dough comes together.

  • Combine 1 cup brown sugar and cinnamon in another bowl. Separate dough into six equal portions and roll out to about 1/4-inch thickness. Place an apple in the center of each dough portion and fill the core with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Wrap each apple in dough and place into the prepared pan.

  • Combine remaining brown sugar, water, butter, and nutmeg in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted, about 5 minutes. Pour syrup over dumplings.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until dough is golden brown and apples are soft, about 40 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can also bake these 2 a piece in small, foil-lined loaf pans.

Nutrition Facts

924 calories; protein 5.6g; carbohydrates 160.6g; fat 31.6g; cholesterol 22mg; sodium 495.2mg. Full Nutrition