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How to Bake Delicious Apple Pie Dumplings

Sometimes you’ve got that craving for apple pie, but an entire pie seems like too much.

We’ve got just the thing to satisfy your apple pie desires.

We’re making delicious Apple Pie Dumplings!

Apple Dumpling

Preheat your oven to 400˚F.

Peel 2 Golden Delicious apples completely, removing all skin and stems.

Halve the apples across the middle creating both a top and bottom piece.

Using a melon baller remove the core, being careful not to go completely through the bottom. Once the core is removed, continue using the melon baller to carve out the interior of the apple, keeping the small pieces of apple separate.

In a small bowl, combine the carved out apple pieces with 3 tablespoons white sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch, and 3 tablespoons softened butter.

Mix until apple pieces are evenly coated.

Lay 2 sheets of puff pastry out on a lightly floured surface. With a rolling pin, spread pastry out to make a sheet measuring roughly 9 x 14 inches.

Using the round top of a sauce pan (ideally 6-7 inches in diameter), cut 2 circles of pastry out of each sheet and set them aside.

Spoon filling into the hollowed-out core of the apples and place each filled apple in the middle of a round piece of pastry.

Apply a light wash of egg white to the rim of the pastry and fold toward the center over the apple, crimping the pastry as the edges meet. Continue until all the edges have been brought together.

Making an Apple Dumpling

Use your hands to keep shape of the dumpling. Once shaped, brush more egg white over the top of each dumpling.

Lastly, using a small pairing knife, cut a small vent into the top of each dumpling.

Bake for 18 to 22 minutes in a preheated oven, or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbling.

Now you can make your Cider Sauce…

While dumplings are baking combine 1 cup water, 1 cup apple cider, 1 cup sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a saucepan and bring it to a boil.

Boil for 15 minutes allowing sauce to reduce and become thick.

Check out the video below for all the tasty tips and details.

Before serving, remove from heat and whisk in the 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon lemon juice.

Serve by pouring sauce over dumplings while still hot.

Then eat and enjoy!