Homespun Apple Dumplings Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time45 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
SpecialityMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 All-purpose flour2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Enriched corn meal1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar1 Tablespoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Margarine22 Teaspoon (7 Tablespoons Plus 1 Teaspoon)
 Vegetable shortening1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Cold water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Firmly packed brown sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Cinnamon1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Nutmeg1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Baking apples6 Medium, peeled and cooled
 Coarsely chopped nuts3 Tablespoon
 Egg1 , beaten

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3782 Calories from Fat 1697

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 190 g292.7%

Saturated Fat 39.1 g195.5%

Trans Fat 9 g

Cholesterol 211.5 mg70.5%

Sodium 2246.2 mg93.6%

Total Carbohydrates 488 g162.7%

Dietary Fiber 25.2 g100.8%

Sugars 217 g

Protein 49 g97.9%

Vitamin A 93% Vitamin C 58.8%

Calcium 30.2% Iron 93.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Take a large mixing bowl and combine flour, corn meal, sugar and salt in it. Cut in 1/3 cup margarine and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
2) Add water to the mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring lightly until mixture forms a ball.
3) Divide the ball into 3 equal portions. Combine 2 portions to form 1 ball.
4) On a lightly floured surface, roll out the larger ball to form a 14-inch square. Cut into 4 squares. Roll the remaining dough into a 14x7-inch rectangle and cut into 2 squares.

5) Heat oven to 400°F.
6) Combine brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Roll apples in this sugar mixture to coat evenly. Keep aside the remaining sugar mixture.
7) Place 1 apple on center of each pastry square. Add nuts to remaining sugar mixture; spoon about 1 tablespoon into center of each apple. Dot each apple with 1 teaspoon margarine. Moisten corners of pastry. Bring corners of pastry to top of apple; pinch to seal, leaving corner folds open. If desired, roll out any remaining scraps of dough and form leaves for decoration with it.
8) Place the dumplings in a 13x9-inch baking pan and brush with beaten egg. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until crust turns golden and apples are tender.

9) Serve warm with sweetened whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.