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.

Aunt Mary's Apple Dumplings - 2


Apple Squares


apple squares



9 Apple slices (core apple and slice thinly on mandolin)

1 sheet of Puff pastry  ( thawed)

1 Tbsp. Butter

4 Tbsp. Brown Sugar

1/4 tsp cinnamon


** Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.  Unroll puff pastry and butter like you would a slice of bread ( about 1 Tbsp.). Set aside. In a small bowl mix 4 Tbsp. Brown sugar and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. Spread onto buttered puff pastry. Lay apple slices on top ( I do three rows of three). Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.  When apples square come out of the oven allow them to cool for about 5-10 minutes and using a spatula take apple squares off of cookie sheet and on to a cooling rack, if you do not do this they will stick to the foil. Let cool completely cut into squares and drizzle with glaze ( optional).

Glaze- I really do not have a recipe for the glaze, I am just going to explain how I make it. I usually start with 1 cup of powdered sugar then I pour milk in till it thins, I also add cinnamon and 1/2 a tsp of vanilla and whisk everything together. If it looks too thick add some more milk, if it looks too thin add some more powdered sugar.

** This makes 9 squares. Since puff pastry normally comes in a pack of two it will be easy to double this recipe. 🙂


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