Apple dumplings fit the bill when it comes to a warm and comforting fall dessert and at just under $1.00 per serving they are comfortable for your budget too! I like mine piping hot with plenty of sweet sauce and have yet to meet a guest that’s turned one down! Make up a big batch and enjoy a simple and special treat that will spice up your weekend.
Recipe from McCormick.com – visit for great recipes that spice up life!
Makes 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
- 1 teaspoon McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground
- 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Nutmeg, Ground
- 1 package (15 ounces) refrigerated pie crusts
- 4 apples, such as Gala or Braeburn, peeled, cored and halved
- 8 teaspoons butter, divided
- 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
- Preheat oven to 500°F. Mix cinnamon and nutmeg in small bowl.
- Prepare crusts as directed on package. Sprinkle spice mixture evenly on surface of each crust.
- Cut each crust into 4 equal pieces.
- Place 1 apple half in center of each piece of crust.
- Fill center of each apple half with 1 teaspoon of the butter.
- Carefully fold crust up over apple half, pinching seams together to seal.
- Place dumplings, seam-side down, in greased 13×9-inch baking dish.
- Bring sugar, water and 2 tablespoons butter to boil in small saucepan.
- Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla; set aside.
- Bake dumplings about 10 minutes or until crust begins to brown.
- Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
- Pour sauce over dumplings.
- Bake 40 to 45 minutes longer or until apples are tender and pastry is golden brown.
- Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.