Caramel Apple Dumpling

Your favorite fall fair treat in one dumpling. The warm caramel syrup and apples make the perfect fall treat.
Caramel Apple Dumpling Recipe

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Caramel Apple Dumpling Recipe

Your favorite fall fair treat in one dumpling. The warm caramel syrup and apples make the perfect fall treat.


For the filling:

  • 1/4 Cup unsalted butter, diced
  • 4 medium apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup water

For the sauce:

  • 1 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt

For the dumplings:

  • 1 package refrigerated piecrust
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


For the filling:

In a medium sauté pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the apples to the pan and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the brown sugar, spices, and salt, and continue to cook the apples for about 5 to 8 minutes stirring occasionally until the apples are even browned and soft. Dissolve the cornstarch in the water, and add to the pan stirring. Allow the liquid to come to a boil for at least 30 seconds. Once the apples are soft and the sugar, cornstarch, and water have formed a syrup, remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool.

For the sauce:

In a large saucepan, combine all the ingredients, and bring to a boil. Stir constantly until a sauce thickens. Set aside.

For the dumplings:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Divide the two piecrusts into a total of 8 pieces. Roll the each piece into a thin circle. Place a tablespoon or 2 of the filling in the center of the wrapper. Then fold the crust in half and seal with a fork, crimping the edges. Brush each dumpling with butter and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Spoon the sauce over top the dumplings and serve.

Caramel Apple Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Caramel Apple Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.