Pumpkin Apple Dumpling

The perfect dessert dumpling for a fall day, this pumpkin-apple dumpling uses canned or fresh pumpkin puree, apples, and...
Pumpkin Apple Dumpling Recipe

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Pumpkin Apple Dumpling Recipe

The perfect dessert dumpling for a fall day, this pumpkin-apple dumpling uses canned or fresh pumpkin puree, apples, and lots of spices. Drizzle this dumpling with caramel sauce or serve with cinnamon ice cream.

Ingredients

For the filling:

  • 1/4 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
  • 1/2 Cup pumpkin puree

For the dumplings:

  • 1 package refrigerated piecrust
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Turbinado sugar, for garnish

Directions

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, stir in the pumpkin puree, and set aside to cool.

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.

Pumpkin Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Pumpkin Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.