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Easy Apple Dumpling Dessert

This Easy Apple Dumpling Dessert with Caramel Sauce is so delicious. The apple has sugared nuts inside and is topped with a pastry dough and caramel sauce.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Dessert, Apple Recipe, Baking, Desserts
Calories 414kcal
Author Janine Waite


  • Apple Corer



  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar


Preheat oven to 375 degrees


    • Place parchment on your countertop and sprinkle flour on top. Roll out one pie crust on the parchment paper. Make sure to roll it out to an 8" x 8" square. If you like you can cut your paper to an 8"x 8" square and use that as your template.
    • Cut an 8" x 8" square out with a knife and ruler.
    • Wash and core your apple.
    • Place cored apple in the middle of the square pastry dough.
    • Stuff the middle of the apple with the sugared walnuts.
    • Brush egg mixture along all the edges of the square.
    • Now take each corner and bring it up to the top of the apple. Make sure to pinch the seams of the dough, since this ensures there is no leaking while baking.
    • Place all four corners up to the top of the apple and top with a little pastry dough rosette and leaf. Please watch my video to view my demo of how to make them.


    • Place brown sugar, and water in a medium-size saucepan and bring to a boil.
    • Once you boil the sugar, take off stove and pour in a glass baking pan.

    Preparing the apples for baking

    • Place the covered apples in the glass baking pan.
    • Spoon sugar syrup onto the apples.
    • Place in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes.
    • Watch the apples for the last ten minutes of baking. There is this point in which the apple bakes too much and it collapses into an apple sauce consistency. If you want it to be pretty, then pull them just before this happens. The collapse dumpling still tastes delicious but it isn't as pretty.


    Serving: 4servings | Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 402g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g