Sunday, May 1, 2011

Apple Dumplings

I got this recipe from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood.  It is actually listed under the breakfast category but since Belle let me sleep in this morning I made it for a dessert.  I could see this sitting on a brunch table or pulled out for a holiday breakfast. 

Apple Dumplings

2 Granny Smith apples
1 c. water
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
8 canned buttermilk biscuits
4 tsp. ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 375°.  Peel, core, and lsice the aples vertically into 8 slices each.  Cover with water to keep the slices from turning brown. 
In a medium saucepan, mix the water, 3/4 c. sugar, the butter and the vanilla.  Bring the sugar mixture to a boil over medium heat.
Separate each biscuit into 2 layers.  Wrap a biscuit layer around a slice of apple. stretching the biscuit slightly to overlap, and seal on the bottom.  Place the wrapped slices, sealed side down, in a 9x12.x2 inch casserole dish.
 Pour the hot sugar mixture over the apple slices. 

Mix the remaining 1/4 c. sugar with teh cinnamon and sprinkle the mixture over the tops of the wrapped apples.

 Bake for 35 minutes, or until golden brown.

I used the jumbo buttermilk biscuits.  Not sure I will use so much sugar & cinnamon to top them the next time.  I loved how great they turned out.  Might just need to warm one up for breakfast in the morning.


  1. those are hugggeeee - they look yummy though!

  2. Ruth- what a great idea! They look so yummy and I swear I could eat them at anytime of the day! great job girl!

  3. They look yummy! Also try Pioneer Woman's apple dumplings (crescent rolls instead of biscuits and you add sprite!