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Pumpkin Apple Dumpling

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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.