Apple Dumplings with Cider Sauce

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Makes: 8  servings Prep 25 mins Start to Finish 1 hr


  • 1 1/4 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons  baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup  shredded, peeled apple
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon  milk
  • 4 cups  apple cider
  • 1 cup  firmly packed light brown sugar
  • Sweetened creme fraiche or whipped cream (optional)


1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Using a pastry blender or fingers, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles fine crumbs. In another bowl, whisk together apple, egg and milk. Add apple mixture to flour mixture and stir until combined (mixture will be dry). Turn out dough onto work surface and knead a few times until it just holds together. Do not over-knead. Divide into 8 pieces; roll into balls.

2. In a 4-qt saucepan, combine cider and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a simmer and add 4 dough balls. Cook, turning occasionally, until dumplings are almost tripled in size and golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a plate and cover loosely with foil. Repeat with remaining 4 dough balls.

3. Bring cider to a boil and cook until reduced to the consistency of maple syrup, about 5 minutes.

4. Serve dumplings warm, drizzled with cider and creme fraiche, if desired. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 8
  • cal.(kcal)290,
  • Fat, total(g)7,
  • chol.(mg)42,
  • sat. fat(g)4,
  • carb.(g)44,
  • fiber(g)1,
  • pro.(g)3,
  • sodium(mg)232,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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