homemade Amish apple dumplings with thick biscuit crust
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Amish Apple Dumplings

Amish Apple Dumplings. Apples wrapped in a homemade dough and baked in a cinnamon-sugar syrup. The best way to eat an apple!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple dessert, apple recipes, dumplings recipe, easy apple dumplings
Servings: 6
Calories: 788kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 267 grams
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2/3 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 6 apples peeled and cored
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • In a medium size bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Mix in the butter, then add in the milk and mix just until a soft dough forms.
  • Divide the dough into 6 balls.
  • Roll out each ball of dough on a floured surface.
  • Place an apple in the center of each piece of dough.
  • Fold the dough around the apple and press it together to form a ball.
  • Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  • Place the dumplings in the prepared pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the brown sugar, water, butter and cinnamon. Heat it just until it barely starts boiling, stirring often.
  • Pour this mixture over the dumplings.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until the apples are soft and the dough is golden brown.



You can make these dumplings any size you'd like. If you'd like smaller dumplings, use only half an apple and less dough. If you'd like a thinner layer of dough around the apples, peel and core two more apples, make 8 dough balls and roll the dough thinner.


Calories: 788kcal | Carbohydrates: 130g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 479mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 91g | Vitamin A: 20% | Vitamin C: 10.1% | Calcium: 18.4% | Iron: 15.6%