Aunt Marry’s Apple Dumplings

Aunt Mary's Apple Dumplings

Aunt Mary’s Apple Dumplings 

Everyone says Aunt Mary’s Apple Dumplings are the best. I would have to agree but I have a confession to make, I don’t really like apples. Or any fruit for that matter. No, I am the girl who peels off the delicious warm outer layer of the apple dumpling and devours it with a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Some lucky soul next to me will get the “guts” or as you would probably call it, the apple, of my dumpling. If this were a perfect world I’d sit next to someone who didn’t like the warm flaky crust that has been drenched with a sticky butter and brown sugar sauce. They could have my apple and I could have  another serving of that warm flaky crust with sticky sauce. But this world is far from perfect and until then I will just have to deal…

In order for your apple dumpling making experience to be more enjoyable there are two things you are going to need.

  1. You are going to want a good apple corer. I didn’t have one and tried coring the apples with a knife and it was a mess, I don’t recommend doing it this way. Not to mention this was very dangerous, I cut myself twice while doing it this way. so learn from my mistake and buy an apple corer. I would actually recommend buying an all in one apple corer & peelers but I will leave a link to both.

Apple Corer & Peeler                                                    Apple Corer Only


2. You are going to need some good baking apples. If you use a different type of apple they will not bake properly. Personally, I like using granny smith apples. They seem to bake very nice and everyone loves them.

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Aunt Marry's Apple Dumplings
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Makes 6 Apples
Cook Time
1 hour
Makes 6 Apples
Cook Time
1 hour
Aunt Marry's Apple Dumplings
Print Recipe
Makes 6 Apples
Cook Time
1 hour
Makes 6 Apples
Cook Time
1 hour
Sticky Sauce
Servings: Apples
Dough & Apples
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and core all 6 apples. In a medium sized mixing bowl, in this order, add flour, baking powder, salt, shortening, and milk. Use a wooden spoon to mix. Once mixture begins to ball up and form into dough, use hands to gently knead till dough resembles pie crust. On a lightly floured surface roll out dough. Cut dough into 6 even squares. Sit an apple on one of the squares and bring all four corners up over the top of the apple, use hands to gently pinch dough together at the top of the apple so it stays. Gently squeeze the dough so it forms around the apple. Repeat with the rest of the apples. Place apples in a grease 13 X 9 pan. Pour sauce (instructions below) over the apples and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
  1. In a medium sized sauce pot add brown sugar, water, butter, and cinnamon. Heat all four ingredients on medium high heat until everything is melted and a sauce has formed. Pour sauce over the apples. Sauce will thicken in the oven.
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  1. I have lots of apples so this looks good. These apples look so delicious like sweet rolls.

  2. Oh my goodness, there goes my diet! These look AMAZING. I need to try these right now!!

  3. Holy Moly, those look amazing! Thanks for the great recipe! I may try this with pears. We will have a lot of them coming this fall!

  4. Great recipe! I am an apple lover, I have to try this soon.

  5. Anything with apples in it wins my heart! Very lovely recipe <3

  6. Elizabeth O. says:

    With the Fall coming in soon and the apples about to go in season, it’s nice to have a lot of recipes lined up! These dumplings look so good, I wouldn’t mind giving this recipe a try, I’m sure the kids will love this too!

  7. You may not like apples but I do and your apple dumplings look sooooo tasty! Yum!

  8. The drool that is coming from me right now could rival Niagara. OH MY GOSH, those look good!

  9. Ok, I am fine with your confession, but I love apples and I need to make these! Thank you so much for this delicious looking recipe!

  10. Kathy Kenny Ngo says:

    Anything with cinnamon is like heaven to me. That’s why I am sure that I am going to love this too!

  11. Robin Rue says:

    I love any sort of apple dessert! This looks like it is super delicious. I will have to give it a try.

  12. Sarah Bailey says:

    If there is anything I love more than apples and cinnamon, it’s dumplings. All of this together in one dessert is simply too much for my taste buds. I need this!

  13. Michelle Waller says:

    I have been looking for a great apple dumpling recipe. I am going to give this one a try. It looks like it will taste delish!

  14. Ohhhh! I bet this tastes very good!! I do not like the apple skins, it usually makes a dessert taste soggy. I am going to have to make this over the weekend.

  15. I haven’t had an apple dumpling in so long. They are really good. I would love to have one of these just to remember the flavor.

  16. If everyone says they’re the best, then it must be believed! I haven’t had apple dumplings in a long time. I do like them.

  17. I can smell the cinnamon and the sweet syrup from here! I would love to pair this with black coffee or tea.

  18. Sweet Mary of the heavens, that looks so lusciously good! I really love apples as they are and any recipe involving these fruits.

  19. Christine Tatum says:

    THIS….MUST. MAKE. SOON. I LOVE apples and cinnamon. I hope mine turns out as good as these pictures look.

  20. Good Lord have mercy but aunt marys apple dumplings are calling my name right now. So delicious looking

  21. These look so delicious! I will have to try making these.
    I wonder if my husband would like it.

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