Mini Apple Dumplings


Whatever happened to apple dumplings?!? Seems like canned pumpkin products, donuts, and apple crumbles pushed them off our fall cooking agendas and I would like to personally see to it that this injustice is made right because these things are amazingly delicious, especially in a mini form. Plus they are so easy to make compared to other fall desserts (yes I’m looking at you, donuts).

mini apple dumplingsCrab apples are in season right now so you’re all going to need to stop what you’re doing and head over to the store to buy some. They are as cute as can be and when wrapped up with deliciousness they make the perfect fall treat.

mini apple dumplingsOh, and a little homemade salted caramel sauce drizzle doesn’t hurt either (my recipe here). Perfect for a last minute Halloween treat or for your fall entertaining plans (Thanksgiving appetizer??)


Keep reading to see how to make these festive mini apple dumpling treats!

Photography and styling by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Isabelle Ambler

Mini Apple Dumplings

Mini apples or crab apples
Brown sugar
Puffed Pastry (pre-made in the freezer section!)
Egg Wash
Caramel sauce (optional)

miniappledumplings2Step 1: Core out the middle of your crab apple and fill with a tiny dab (maybe 1/8 t) of butter, 2-3  pinches of sugar and a pinch of cinnamon

miniappledumplings3Step 2: Thaw, roll, and then cut your puffed pastry into squares (about 3 inch squares worked for our size apples). Wrap the apples in the squares

miniappledumplings4Step 3: Brush with an egg wash and then sprinkle with more cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.

mini apple dumplings

Step 4: Drizzle caramel sauce over the top (optional, but really are you going to skip this step??) and serve warm


Wow, these look so yummy. And the caramel drizzle is perfection

Woah. These look amazing! Seems like a fun twist on an apple pie and perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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