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Apple Pie Dumplings

from the video 4 Pie Crust Desserts ▶︎

by Betsy Carter

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for 14 servings

  • 2 granny smith apples, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts, at room temperature
  • egg wash
  • sparkling sugar
  • caramel sauce, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine apple wedges and lemon juice.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Sprinkle over apple wedges and toss until fully coated.
  4. Lightly flour a work surface and unroll the pie crusts. Using a round 4-inch (10 cm) cookie cutter, cut out discs. Arrange discs on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  5. Place an apple wedge on one half of each disc. Using a round piping tip, cut circles into the other half. Lightly moisten the edges with water with your finger. Fold over and seal. Crimp edges with a fork.
  6. Brush the tops of shaped dumplings with egg wash and sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden in color.
  8. Cool completely.
  9. Serve with caramel dipping sauce.
  10. Enjoy!
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