Apple Dumplings with Vanilla Ice Cream

Apple Dumplings with Vanilla Ice Cream

After wrapping each apple in the buttery dough, Brenda bakes them to golden perfection. As the aroma fills the kitchen, she prepares a luscious cinnamon-infused syrup to pour over the dumplings, creating a heavenly glaze that enhances the flavors.

To elevate the dessert even further, Brenda serves the warm apple dumplings with a generous scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream. The combination of the tender apples, flaky crust, and cold, velvety ice cream creates a harmonious symphony of textures and tastes.

Indulge in the delightful combination of sweet, tender apples enveloped in a flaky pastry, drizzled with a cinnamon-infused syrup, and served alongside a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream. In this comprehensive recipe, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating these irresistible Apple Dumplings with Vanilla Ice Cream. Get ready to treat your taste buds to a heavenly dessert experience.

Apple Dumplings Recipe:


4 large apples (such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Cinnamon Syrup:

1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Vanilla Ice Cream (for serving)


Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and set it aside.

Peel and core the apples, then cut each apple into quarters. Toss the apple slices with lemon juice to prevent browning and set them aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Add the cold, cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingertips to cut the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Gradually add the cold water, a few tablespoons at a time, while mixing with a fork until the dough comes together. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and shape each portion into a disk. Wrap the dough disks in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out each dough disk into a circle large enough to wrap around an apple quarter. Place an apple quarter in the center of each rolled-out dough circle and fold the edges over to enclose the apple. Place the dumplings seam-side down in the prepared baking dish.

In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the apple dumplings. Drizzle the melted butter over the dumplings as well.

In a small saucepan, combine the water, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and vanilla extract for the cinnamon syrup. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

Carefully pour the hot cinnamon syrup over the apple dumplings in the baking dish.

Bake the dumplings in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and the apples are tender. Baste the dumplings with the syrup from the baking dish every 15 minutes during the baking process.

Remove the apple dumplings from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. Serve the dumplings warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Enjoy the heavenly combination of warm Apple Dumplings with Vanilla Ice Cream, as the flavors meld together to create a truly unforgettable dessert experience.

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