Easy Country Apple Dumplings

The aroma of apples and cinnamon make this apple dumpling recipe the perfect fall treat. 

The aroma of apples and cinnamon make this apple dumpling recipe the perfect fall treat. Add a scoop of ice cream for a truly decadent dessert!

Apple dumpling - Apple pie

Easy Country Apple Dumplings

Course Dessert
Cuisine American



  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup  shortening or lard
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup ice water


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • large apples, cored and peeled,


  • Dough:
    Cut ingredients in a mixing bowl with a pastry blender. Add ice water one tablespoon at a time (this will prevent the dough from clumping together). Then form the dough into a large ball and place in the fridge for one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F
  • Filling:
    Mix all these ingredients in a separate bowl and set aside.
  • Take the cold dough out of the fridge and roll out on a cutting board into a large rectangle, 24 x 16 inches. Cut the dough into 6 equal pieces.
  • Core your 6 apples and place each apple in the center of a square of pastry. Pour the sugar mixture into the center of each apple. Fold dough around the apple.
  • Place the wrapped apples into a 9 x 13 ungreased pan.
  • Bake for 30-35 min. at 375 F. When done, place each in a dessert bowl, drizzle with honey if you'd like, and serve!
Keyword homemade country apple dumplings
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