Columbia Farmers Market

CFM Recipes

Apple Dumplings

Servings: 8
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
60 minutes

Brandt and Kelsey share their favorite way to enjoy Missouri-grown apples fresh from the orchard.


Apple Dumplings

  • 8 apples, peeled and cored
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • Cinnamon


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • ½ cup milk


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water


Prepare crust. Divide dough in half and roll each half into 4 equal pieces. Place the cored, peeled apples in the middle of the dough. Typically, use 1 apple per piece of dough. Place a pat of butter inside the core of the apple and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Boil sugar and water for sauce.

Fold dough edges up over top of apple and pinch together. Place the 8 dumplings in a 9- x 13-inch pan and pour sauce over the top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Serve warm with Half and Half or ice cream.


Makes: 8 apple dumplings

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