Fall Fruit Dumplings

Whether you choose apples, pears, peaches or plums, these dumplings are a delicious baked treat that will satisfy any fall dessert craving. The fruit is wrapped in a homemade dough and baked in a cinnamon-sugar syrup that caramelizes perfectly to add just the right amount of sweetness.


For the Dough:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (267 grams)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2/3 cup butter softened (150 grams)
  • 1/2 cup milk

For the fruit:

  • 6 small apples, pears, or stone fruit like peaches or plums, peeled and cored

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Make the dough:

  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Mix in the butter, then add in the milk and mix just until a soft dough forms.
  • Divide the dough into 6 balls.

Assemble the dumplings:

  • Roll out each ball of dough on a floured surface.
  • Place an apple in the center of each piece of dough.
  • Fold the dough around the apple and press it together to form a ball.
  • Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.
  • Place the dumplings in the prepared pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.

Make the sauce:

  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the brown sugar, water, butter and cinnamon. Heat it just until it barely starts boiling, stirring often.
  • Pour this mixture over the dumplings.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until the apples are soft and the dough is golden brown. You can baste the dumplings with the syrup several times during baking if you’d like.
  • Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream.


You can make these dumplings any size you’d like. If you prefer smaller dumplings, use only half an apple and less dough. If you’d like a thinner layer of dough around the apples, peel and core two more apples, make 8 dough balls and roll the dough thinner.

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