Stupid-Easy Recipe for Puff Pastry Apple Dumplings (#1 Top-Rated)


A whole baked apple wrapped in buttery, flaky puff pastry makes a perfect fall dessert.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Puff Pastry Apple Dumplings.

1. Info for Puff Pastry Apple Dumplings

  • Cook Time: 55 min
  • Total Time: 55 min
  • Servings: 8
  • Calories: 479.24 kcal

2. Ingredients for Puff Pastry Apple Dumplings

  • 8 Granny Smith apples (medium)
  • 6 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 17.3 oz. puff pastry sheets (thawed, 1 package)
  • 1 egg (beaten)

3. Directions:

3.1 Prep

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

Peel and core the apples.

Mix together the sugar and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl.

Unwrap one sheet of puff pastry, keeping the others refrigerated until ready to use. Cut the pastry sheet into 4 equal squares. Gently roll each square with a rolling pin to roughly 1 1/4 times its original size, or just large enough to fully encase one apple. Remove remaining puff pastry from refrigerator and repeat.

To assemble the dumplings, place an apple in the center of a puff pastry square. Sprinkle 2 heaping spoonfuls of the cinnamon sugar over the apple, letting some collect in the hollowed core.

Gently gather the puff pastry around the apple by lifting the corners and tucking them into the core. Pinch together any places left open in the pastry so that none of the apple is exposed. Place the dumpling on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining apples and puff pastry.

Once dumplings are assembled, transfer the baking sheets to the freezer while oven preheats. A short freeze ensures the puff pastry stays in place on apples while baking.

3.2 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

3.3 Prep

Remove baking sheets from the freezer. Lightly brush each dumpling with the beaten egg.

3.4 Oven

Bake the dumplings on middle rack of oven until pastry is flaky and golden brown and apples are fork-tender, 35-40 minutes.

3.5 Check

Check to see that dumplings are done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.6 Serve

Allow dumplings to cool for 10 minutes before serving.


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