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Apple Dumpling Slices


Apple Dumpling Slices Recipe

This delicious autumn apple dish hovers somewhere between dumplings and sticky buns and pie and cobbler, combining the best aspects of each. Tangy-sweet, soft and buttery, it's true comfort food.

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16 small servings
Nutrition information


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  • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups water*
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups sugar*
  • 1/2 cup boiled cider, optional*
  • *See "tips," below.


  • 2 cups peeled, diced apple, from about 2 medium apples
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Melt the 4 tablespoons butter for the syrup in a 9" x 13" baking dish; glass or ceramic is preferable. Set the dish aside.
  2. To make the syrup: In a medium-sized saucepan, heat the water and sugar until the sugar melts. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the boiled cider. Set aside.
  3. To make the filling: Mix together the cinnamon and apples. Set aside.
  4. To make the dough: Combine the flour and butter in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Work the butter into the flour with a mixer, your fingers, a pastry blender, or pastry fork, until the mixture is crumbly.
  5. Stir in the milk, and mix until the dough just comes together and leaves the sides of the bowl.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it gently, until it's somewhat cohesive.
  7. Roll the dough out gently until it's a rectangle about 10" x 15"; rolling the dough out onto a piece of parchment paper is helpful here. Scatter the apples evenly over the surface of the dough.
  8. Starting with a long side, gently roll the dough into a log, pinching the edges together to seal. It may tear, but don't worry; just mend it as best you can. If you've rolled the dough out on parchment paper, it can help prevent the tearing.
  9. With a bench knife or serrated knife, cut the log into 16 slices, starting in the middle and moving out towards the edges.
  10. Arrange the slices atop the melted butter in the baking dish as artfully as possible. The slices may want to fall apart, but again, not to worry. The finished product will look just fine.
  11. Pour the syrup over the apple dumpling slices and carefully transfer the pan to the oven.
  12. Bake the dumplings for 40 to 45 minutes, until the biscuits are lightly browned on top, and the syrup is bubbling. Be careful moving the pan, as the hot liquid can slosh from one end of the the pan to the other very easily.
  13. Let the dumpling slices cool a bit, then serve them with syrup spooned over the top.
  14. Store, loosely covered, at room temperature for a day or so. Freeze for longer storage.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 106g
  • Servings Per Batch 16
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 243
  • Calories from Fat
  • Total Fat 9.5g
  • Saturated Fat
  • Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol 27mg
  • Sodium 173mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 13g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 25g
  • Protein 1g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.