This recipe came from my Mom.  I remember her making these dumplings many times during my childhood.  I have not made these very often myself, but they are good and I remember how much my Dad likes these.

apple dumplings in sauce


Apple Dumplings in Sauce

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons Shortening
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 4 large apples peeled, cored and grated
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4-6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Sauce:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl. Cut in the shortening.
  • Add sufficient milk to make a soft dough.
  • Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface.
  • Cover the dough with the grated apples, sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon on top of apples
  • Dot with the butter
  • Roll up like a cinnamon roll and cut into 1 inch thick slices
  • Place cut side down in a buttered baking dish and cover with sauce
  • Sauce
  • Combine all sauce ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and pour over cut dumplings.
  • Bake at 375 for 35 to 40 minutes


I remember her serving these with ice cream and also I remember my Dad pouring either a little cream or milk on his.


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