Today we are going to share with you a delicious recipe that is perfect for apple season — apple dumplings! This classic dessert is a crowd-pleaser and will have your family and friends begging for more.
To begin, preheat your oven to 375°F. Next, you’ll want to peel and core six large apples. I recommend using Granny Smith apples for this recipe because they hold their shape well and have a tart flavor that complements the sweet filling.
Now it’s time to make the filling for the dumplings. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/4 cup of melted butter. Take each apple and fill the center with the mixture, using a spoon to ensure the filling is distributed evenly.
Once the apples are filled, it’s time to wrap them up! Roll out a sheet of puff pastry on a lightly floured surface and cut it into six squares. Place each apple in the center of a square and wrap the pastry around it, sealing the edges. Place the dumplings in a baking dish and brush the tops with an egg wash.
Bake the apple dumplings for 40-45 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. While the dumplings bake, you can prepare the sauce.
In a small pot, melt 1/2 cup of butter with 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of water. Once the mixture is smooth and well combined, remove it from the heat.
When the apple dumplings are finished baking, let them cool for a few minutes before serving. Drizzle the sauce over the top of each dumpling and sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired.
These apple dumplings are the perfect dessert for any occasion. They’re easy to make, and the combination of tart apples, cinnamon, and sweet pastry is a surefire hit. Serve them warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top for an extra special treat.
Thank you for trying our recipe for apple dumplings. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!