Fall means the Holidays are coming
The holidays are fast approaching, and with them come family gatherings and memories. One of the family memories that I have are these apple dumplings with caramel sauce.
The last time I visited my Grandma Sisson she whipped up a batch of these magical apple dumplings for me. My grandma has always had a knack for throwing together something super fast with just stuff that she always has in the kitchen – Grandma Sisson had nine kids so she learned to cook for a lot of people! Her food is always really simple but super delicious.
These apple dumplings are really easy to make, and in less than an hour you can have sweet, cinnamony, pie crust-wrapped apples baked in a yummy caramel sauce. You have ice cream right? Because, seriously if anything can make ice cream happier…it’s these apple dumplings.
So hold on and prepare for fall apple greatness
My husband described these apple dumplings as being “everything that he loves.” When I asked exactly what that meant, he said it was like having everything he loves in a bowl: super delicious pie crust, baked apple filling, all gooey, doughy, caramel, sugary with ice cream…yeah, all that together in one thing. Although you will notice I wasn’t on the list of everything he loves, we may have to talk about that later.
Grandma Sisson's Apple Dumplings
The best ever apple dumplings in a delicious caramel sauce. Perfect for fall.
- 5 tart apples peeled and sliced
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ¾ cup unsalted butter cold, diced
- ½ cup milk
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 350℉.
Add flour and salt to a food processor. Pulse to mix.
Add diced butter. Pulse until the texture of coarse sand.
Add milk. Pulse to bring together.
Turn out on a lightly floured surface. Roll out and cut into 6 separate pieces.
Assembly and Baking
Peel and slice 5 apples. Set aside. You can cover in cold water, or squeeze on some fresh lemon juice to keep them from turning brown.
Seal apples inside dough.
Place in a 9"x9" baking dish.
Make sauce in a sauce pan. Pour over dumplings.
Bake for 35 minutes at 350℉ or until golden brown.
My grandma always used shortening. I replaced the shortening for butter, but you could also substitute coconut oil here. You don't have to use the food processor for the dough, my grandma always just mixed it up in a bowl.
Coconut oil = Butter
Almond milk = Milk
Serve with some delicious vanilla ice cream!