Apple Dumplings For The Gang!

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.

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Apple Dumplings
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


  1. Preheat oven to 500°F. Mix cinnamon and nutmeg in small bowl.
  2. Prepare crusts as directed on package. Sprinkle spice mixture evenly on surface of each crust.
  3. Cut each crust into 4 equal pieces.
  4. Place 1 apple half in center of each piece of crust.
  5. Fill center of each apple half with 1 teaspoon of the butter.
  6. Carefully fold crust up over apple half, pinching seams together to seal.
  7. Place dumplings, seam-side down, in greased 13×9-inch baking dish.
  8. Bring sugar, water and 2 tablespoons butter to boil in small saucepan.
  9. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla; set aside.
  10. Bake dumplings about 10 minutes or until crust begins to brown.
  11. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  12. Pour sauce over dumplings.
  13. Bake 40 to 45 minutes longer or until apples are tender and pastry is golden brown.
  14. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

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