Apple Dumpling

    55 minutes

    Apples are baked wrapped in a shortcrust pastry in a rich buttery vanilla and cinnamon syrup, very rich so goes well with ice cream.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 4 sheets frozen shortcrust pastry, thawed
    • 4 apples, peeled, cored and halved
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 125g butter, melted
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Butter a 18x28cm baking tray. Cut the puff pastry sheets into 8 pieces. Flatten each piece of dough into a circle. Wrap one biscuit around each apple half and place, seam side down, in pan.
    3. In small bowl, combine sugar, water, melted butter and vanilla. Pour mixture over dumplings in pan. Sprinkle cinnamon on top. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, until golden. Serve hot.

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    OMG, this is one of the best dessert recipes I have ever tried! Thankfully, I read each and every review before trying them. Please, people, do make the recommended adjustments and I promise you will not be disappointed! I diced the apples and coated them with cinnamon/sugar. I baked the dumplings on one side for 20 minutes. Then I turned them and baked for another 10 minutes before adding the sauce. I made up the sauce minus the water and had to add just a tablespoon or so to get it the right consistency. I also used 1/2 white sugar and 1/2 brown sugar and ended up with this beautiful caramel sauce. I added the sauce the last 10 minutes of cooking and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I had people begging me for the recipe and I have made it twice this week. My husband has requested that this be THE dessert for Thanksgiving dinner and I will be only to happy to oblige. Folks, it really is awesome!  -  25 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This dessert is a good idea in theory, but unfortunately, this particular recipe isn't so great. If you want this recipe to work, please be sure to read these reviews and consider the other reviewers' advice! 1) Dice or cut your apples into slices, 2) Add cinnamon/sugar to the cut apples (so it'll taste like a dessert, and not just an apple wrapped in a biscuit), 3) Use a smaller amount of liquid, or add the liquid in small amounts throughout the cooking time (don't dump it in all at once or you'll get a soggy mess!), and 4) Cook each dumpling for a few minutes on one (or both) sides before adding liquid to keep the sogginess to a minimum. If you follow those suggestions, you'll have better luck than if you use the recipe as is.  -  21 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is just too good to be true. It was easy to prepare. I did follow the advice of the others by using only a little water and by cutting my apples into quarters. I used gala apples. I also sprinkled the apples with a little cinnamon and sugar before wrapping them with the croissant dough. And I baked for about 5 minutes before adding the liquid mixture and I used half brown sugar half white sugar. These were sooooooooooooooooooooooo good. You must eat it with vanilla ice cream. I am going to make another batch today.  -  13 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)