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Hot Apple Dumplings

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Hey there, fellow food lovers! Jeviko here, and today I’ve got a mouthwatering recipe that will make you the superstar of your next family dinner or potluck. Ever thought about combining the comforting goodness of baked apples with the flaky, buttery delight of a biscuit? If you’re nodding your head or licking your lips already, stick around because we’re diving into the heartwarming world of Hot Apple Dumplings!

🤔 Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Hot Apple Dumplings?

Think of them as individual mini apple pies, but easier to make and even more fun to eat. These dumplings are spiced apples wrapped in biscuit dough, baked to golden perfection, and often served warm with a variety of toppings.

Why Granny Smith Apples?

Granny Smith apples offer a tart contrast to the sweetness of the syrup and spices. Their firm texture also holds up beautifully when baked.

Can I Use Other Types of Dough?

Yes, you can! However, canned biscuit dough is a quick and convenient option that yields excellent results. Feel free to experiment with homemade dough if you’re up for it!

How Can I Serve Them?

Hot apple dumplings are incredibly versatile. Serve them as-is, or go gourmet with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or an extra drizzle of caramel or syrup.

Are These Dumplings Good for You?

While they are a dessert, the cinnamon and nutmeg in this recipe have health-boosting properties. Of course, like any treat, moderation is key.

How Long Do They Last?

Best enjoyed fresh and hot out of the oven, these dumplings can also be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days. Warm them up in the oven or microwave before serving.
Ready to unleash the irresistible aroma of baked apples and spices in your kitchen? Let’s get cooking, shall we?

Keep reading for a step-by-step guide to making these heavenly Hot Apple Dumplings. Your taste buds won’t know what hit them! 🌟

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes


  • 2 Granny Smith apples (peeled, cored, and each sliced into 8 wedges)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 8 canned biscuit dough rounds


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 375°F. Warming up the oven ahead of time ensures that the dumplings will bake evenly, becoming golden brown and delicious.
  2. In a spacious saucepan, mix together your water, granulated sugar, brown sugar, melted butter, and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves). Fire up your stove to medium heat and stir until the mix reaches a rolling boil. This syrup not only infuses the apples with a burst of flavors but also creates a luscious sauce that’ll make your dumplings irresistibly gooey.
  3. Now comes the fun part! Grab those Granny Smith apple wedges and immerse them into your hot, fragrant syrup. The tartness of Granny Smith apples balances perfectly with the sweetness of the syrup. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you!
  4. Lay out your canned biscuit dough on a clean surface. Place an apple wedge soaked in syrup in the center of each biscuit. Fold the dough over the apple, sealing the edges like you’re tucking your little ones into bed. Your dumplings should look like cute mini calzones!
  5. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish, and lovingly place your dumplings in a single layer. Don’t forget the nectar of the gods—you know, that delightful syrup you made earlier! Pour it generously over the dumplings to ensure they’ll be moist and flavorful.
  6. Bake your apple dumplings for 30 minutes in your preheated oven. You’ll know they’re done when the kitchen smells like Grandma’s house at Thanksgiving and the dumplings have turned a gorgeous golden brown.
  7. Serve these magnificent morsels hot, perhaps with an extra drizzle of syrup, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a dollop of whipped cream. Your first bite will be an explosion of warm, spiced apple enveloped in buttery, flaky pastry.

Quick Tips for Hot Apple Dumplings:

  • Use Firm Apples: Granny Smiths are ideal for tartness and texture.
  • Spice to Taste: Customize your spice mix for personal flair.
  • Quality Counts: Choose high-quality butter and spices for richer flavor.
  • Thorough Soaking: Make sure apple wedges are well-coated in syrup.
  • Seal Well: Close dough edges tightly to keep the filling inside.
  • Watch the Time: Check dumplings at 25 minutes for golden brown color.
  • Topping Options: Consider extra syrup, sugar, or ice cream when serving.
  • Prep Ahead: Make syrup and apple wedges a day in advance.
  • Reheat Right: Use the oven at 350°F for best reheating results.
  • Add Ice Cream: Vanilla or caramel ice cream pairs wonderfully.

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