With just a few apples and some basic pantry items, you can make these Classic Amish treats that everyone will love!


Servings: 6 apple dumplings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
2/3 cup butter (softened)
6 apples (peeled and cored)
2 cups water
2 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Stir the butter into the dry mixture then add the milk and mix into a dough.
  • Cut the dough into 6 pieces and form them into balls.
  • Transfer to a floured surface and roll each ball flat.
  • Place an apple in the middle of each piece of dough then fold the dough around the apple pressing together to encase the fruit.
  • Grease a 9×13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C.
  • In a small saucepan or pot, combine the sugar, water, butter, and cinnamon over a medium flame. Stir constantly until the mixture just begins to boil.
  • Remove from the heat and pour on top of the apple dumplings.
  • Bake them for 30-40 minutes or until the apples are tender and the dough is light brown in color.
  • Serve warm.


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