8 servings

Stuff refrigerated pie crusts with slices of apples, spices, and sugar to make fancy-looking apple dumplings that are actually quite simple to prepare.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring 1 1/2 cups sugar, 2 cups water, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in 1/4 cup butter. Set syrup aside.

Step 2

Combine 2/3 cup sugar, remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.

Step 3

Cut piecrusts in half, and roll into 8-inch circles. Place 1 apple in center of each circle. Sprinkle each evenly with sugar mixture; dot evenly with 3 tablespoons butter.

Step 4

Fold dough over apples, pinching to seal. Place in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Drizzle with syrup.

Step 5

Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Step 6

*Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples may be substituted.

Ratings & Reviews

laceyinkeller's Review

December 18, 2014
This is the perfect way to have the flavors of apple pie without having to make one! I halved the recipe in order to make this for my family and everyone loved them. Here's the deal: the syrup did turn the bottom crust to mush but no one seemed to notice, even my husband who hates soggy anything. Used the Braeburns and they worked perfectly. Served with Gingerbread Cocoa and it was a divine pairing.

brendafaaye's Review

July 03, 2013

Keiko123's Review

November 23, 2012
Excellent and simple. Went with these for Thanksgiving instead of traditional apple pie. Served with hot buttered rum...the perfect finish!

GwynSommerfeld's Review

September 11, 2012
This is such a good and easy fall recipe! I've been making it for years and everyone loves it. Don't skip on the syrup, use it all!

Shnixon's Review

November 20, 2011
Warning...Only drizzled with the syrup. If you use all of it, it will be a watery mess and the dough on the bottom will be a disaster.

dinadream's Review

September 09, 2011
So yummy and easy to make!