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Apple Dumpling Bake

A simpler version of apple dumplings, this Apple Dumpling Bake is made in a casserole dish with soft, cinnamon apples sandwiched between layers of tender crust.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Mallory


For the crust

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 4-5 tablespoons ice cold water

For the filling

  • 6-8 apples peeled and sliced
  • 1 and 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • a few drops red food coloring if desired
  • 3 tablespoons butter


  • Preheat oven to 375 F. To make the crust, sift together the flour and salt. Pour the salad oil and cold water into a measuring cup, but do not stir. Add all at once to the flour mixture. Stir lightly with a fork until the mixture forms a ball. Do not over mix. Divide the dough in half. Roll out each ball between wax paper.
  • To make the syrup, combine the sugar, water, cinnamon, nutmeg and food coloring in a small saucepan, bring to a boil over medium high heat. Remove from the heat and add the butter. Allow it to cool slightly.
  • Line a well greased 9 x 13 casserole dish with half the crust. Fill with peeled and sliced apples. Place several thin pats of butter on the apples. Pour the syrup over the apples and lay the top crust in place. Poke with a knife or cut with a cookie cutter in several places. Bake in a preheated oven for 35 min or until the crust is lightly browned.


Serving: 1/12th | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 114mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g