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These apple dumplings are simple to make. What makes this apple dessert so simple is pie crust and apple pie filling! Want an even better dessert, try these apple blossoms with some vanilla ice cream!


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Today we are kicking off the 2019 edition of #AppleWeek today to celebrate the produce darling of the season! Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla arranged this incredible event for you and wrangled a group of bloggers to celebrate all things apple. Apples, apples, and more apples!

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Apple Desserts

When it came time to come up with apple recipes for Apple Week, apple desserts are the first thing to come to mind. What kind of apple desserts can I make? Using Bob’s Red Mill, I know I could make a nice flaky crust for an apple dessert!


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Apple Dumplings

I decided that apple dumplings were the perfect Apple Week recipe for Bob’s Redmill flour. To chop up those nice Envy apples, the Zyliss knife would be perfect. 


Apple Pie Filling

I wanted to make my apple dumplings simple, so instead of the traditional using a whole apple, I decided to chop up the apple for an apple pie filling instead!


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Simple Apple Pie Recipe

These apple dumplings can be classified as a simple apple pie recipe. Why? Because you could make this with store-bought pie crust and apple pie filling if you are on a tight budget!


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Apple Dumplings {Simple Apple Dessert Recipe}
Yield: 10 Servings

Apple Dumplings {Simple Apple Dessert Recipe}

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These apple dumplings are simple to make. What makes this apple dessert so simple is pie crust and apple pie filling!


Pie Crust

  • 2 1/2 cups Bob's Organic Unbleached White All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 7-8 tablespoons ice-cold water

Apple Filling

  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Bob's Organic Unbleached White All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Freshly ground nutmeg, to taste
  • 5 Envy apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • turbinado sugar


Pie Crust

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F
  2. Cut shortening, flour, and salt together with a fork or pastry knife until it is crumbly.
  3. Add 7-8 tablespoons of ice-cold water to the center of the flour mix.
  4. Slowly mix with a fork until dough is incorporated.

Apple Pie Filling

  1. Mix together the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl.
  2. In another bowl, sprinkle apples with the juice and zest of 1 lemon and toss.
  3. Stir in the sugar mixture to evenly coat the apples. 

Apple Dumplings

  1. Dump dough onto a floured countertop and knead 2-3 times to smooth slightly. Do not over knead.
  2. Rub your rolling pin with flour and roll dough to about 1/4 inch in thickness. 
  3. Take a large flower shaped cookie cutter and start cut flower shapes out of your dough.
  4. Take a small knife and make slices to the base of the petals.
  5. Place about two tablespoons of apple filling in the center of the dough flowers.
  6. Brush dough with beaten egg and start folding petals up around the filling.
  7. Once the blossom is folded, brush the outside of the blossom with egg wash and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  8. Place the apple dumpling blossoms on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 20 minutes or until golden brown crust appears.
  10. Take them out, let cool slightly and ENJOY!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 393 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 49mg Sodium: 232mg Carbohydrates: 46g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 23g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g

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All opinions are my own. The AppleWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Nine (9) winners will be selected.

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  • Wendy Klik
    September 16, 2019

    Such a delicious looking dessert. I can almost smell it through my screen.

  • Colleen Delawder
    September 16, 2019

    These look so good! Apple dumplings are one of my all-time faves!!!

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