Hot Apple Dumplings

These hot apple dumplings are a delightful treat, featuring tender apples wrapped in a sweet, buttery dough and baked to golden perfection. The warm cinnamon and sugar topping adds a comforting and aromatic touch to this classic dessert.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This recipe is a wonderful combination of comforting flavors and textures. The tender, juicy apples encased in a buttery, golden brown crust, drizzled with a sweet cinnamon sugar glaze, create a dessert that is both comforting and indulgent. It’s a perfect treat for any occasion, whether it’s a cozy family dinner or a festive gathering.


  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar (divided)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 8 canned biscuits (I use Pillsbury buttermilk)
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Peel, core, and slice the apples vertically into 8 slices each. Cover with cold water to prevent browning while preparing the rest of the recipe.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the water, 3/4 cup of sugar, butter, and vanilla. Heat the mixture and bring it to a boil.
  • Separate each biscuit in half. Wrap a layer of biscuit dough around a slice of apple, stretching it to slightly overlap and seal the bottom.
  • Place the wrapped slices sealed side down in a 9 x 13 baking pan. Pour the hot sugar mixture over the apple slices.
  • Mix the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar with cinnamon and sprinkle it over the tops of the wrapped apples.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Servings: 8
  • Kcal: (calories per serving can be calculated based on specific ingredients and portion sizes)


  • These hot apple dumplings are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven. However, if you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven for a few minutes before serving.
  • Recipe Tips:
  • Use Granny Smith apples for a delightful tartness that balances the sweetness of the dish.
  • Serve the hot apple dumplings with a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce for an extra touch of indulgence.
  • Feel free to experiment with different apple varieties for a unique flavor profile.

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