Apple Dumplings

These Apple Dumplings are a favorite in our house. My husband loves apple recipes, and whenever I have the chance I try to make him apple desserts like this apple upside down cake or apple cake.  For a delicious breakfast I sometime make apple galette by replacing peaches with apples from  this recipe.

apple dumplings

These dumplings are totally irresistible, with just the right amount of apples, cinnamon and crust. The recipe is made from scratch with a buttery yeast dough and grated apple filling enriched with a lot of cinnamon. My family enjoyed this apple dumplings which are just perfect for autumn and winter days.

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5 from 2 votes
These apple dumplings are totally irresistible, with just the right amount of apples, cinnamon and crust simply perfect for autumn and winter days.
Servings 36 servings
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting dough time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins


  • 3 cups (380g) flour
  • 2 sticks (200g) butter , cut in small cubes
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) milk
  • 10 g fresh yeast (1 1/4 tsp active dry yeast)
  • 3 tbsp sugar


  • 2 pounds (1kg) apples
  • 1 tbsp semolina flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Powdered sugar


  • Dissolve the fresh yeast in the milk. In a medium sized bowl mix well the butter with flour and sugar. Add the eggs and the milk with yeast and mix until well blended. Knead well, cover with plastic  and refrigerate for about 1 hr to let the yeast develop. 
  • Meanwhile prepare the apple filling: peel and grate the apples. Press the grated apples with your hands to remove the juice and put the pressed apples in a large bowl. Stir in semolina flour and cinnamon. Add sugar just before starting to roll the dough. 
  • Preheat the oven to 180 (350F).
  • Cut the dough into 3 equal pieces. Sprinkle flour on the working surface. Using a rolling pin roll out each piece into a rectangular about 12 inches (30 cm) long, 10 high. Cut in 12 about 4 inches (10 cm) squares. 
  • Add spoons of apple mixture in the center of each square. Bring up 2 opposite sides of the dough to cover and bring the other 2 together, spin and cover the apple mixture. Place them in a greased baking tray. 
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until nicely browned. When cooled enough sprinkle powdered sugar on top of each. Enjoy!


Serving: 1gCalories: 115kcalCarbohydrates: 15.9gProtein: 1.9gFat: 5.2gSaturated Fat: 3.1gCholesterol: 28mgSugar: 6.2g
Calories: 115kcal
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, dough, dumplings

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  1. Soni Author says:

    My family loves apple desserts and this recipe is going to be sure hit! BOOKMARKED!!!

  2. Asiya Author says:

    These are so cute!!!!! Love any dessert with apples 🙂

  3. Kiri W Author says:

    These look very pretty! 🙂 And I’m sure it’s delicious

  4. Shumaila Author says:

    These look really good. Pinning it.

  5. Sarah Author says:

    These look great! I just made some apple pie puffs. Your dumplings look beautiful – I love apple desserts. Mmmmm

  6. Charity Author says:

    Why are some of the measurements of the ingredients in metric?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      🙂 Sorry if this bothered you. I will make sure to add both types of measurements. I grew up with metric measurements ad there was a period of transition for me. Thank you for understanding:)


    2. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Fixed it:)

  7. zoha Author says:

    sounds really tasty.
    I have dry yeast only. I think I should use warm water.
    the extra water wouldn’t destroy the recipe?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      No it won't destroy the recipe, but you could also dissolve the dry yeast in milk. Whatever you prefer best. 

  8. marie Author says:

    Love this apple dumplings. Look amazing and delicious. Gonna try it

  9. sandra r griffith says:

    5 stars
    My first time working with yeast dough so made half the recipe. I thin-sliced my apples and cooked the filling. I used half white,
    half piloncillo sugar plus cardamom. I was not facile enough to make your cool shaped dumplings – instead made a lattice, braided long roll thing. your recipe is wonderful. Success! Thank you. I can’t believe I actually made something so wonderful.

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