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Homemade apple dumplings are baked in an incredible browned butter salted caramel sauce to create one stunning dessert for fall!
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Apple Dumplings with Browned Butter Salted Caramel Sauce

Homemade apple dumplings are baked in an incredible browned butter salted caramel sauce to create one stunning dessert for fall!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 664kcal

Ingredients

Apple Dumplings

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup, plus 1 tablespoon cold butter, shredded on a box grater and frozen
  • 4-5 tablespoons ice water
  • 4 medium whole apples, peeled and cored
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Browned Butter Salted Caramel Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Apple Dumplings

  • Place flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl and use your fingers or a pastry cutter to work 1/2 cup butter into flour until butter is in pea-sized clumps. Drizzle 4 tablespoons ice water over flour and gently toss until dough comes together into a shaggy mass (if dough seems to dry, drizzle in extra tablespoon) Divide dough into 4 balls, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • While dough chills, preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking pan. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter and whisk in sugar and spices. Set aside.
  • Remove dough from refrigerator and place balls on a floured surface. Roll each dough ball out into an 8-inch square. Place whole apples in the center of dough and fill each apple with melted butter sugar mixture. Bring the corners of each pastry up over the apple and pinch edges at the top to seal. Place in fridge to stay cold while you prepare the caramel sauce.

Browned Butter Salted Caramel Sauce

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter until a deep golden brown and fragrant. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
  • In same skillet, melt sugar over medium-heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is melted and completely dissolved. Reduce heat to low and whisk in browned butter, then very slowly begin adding cream, whisking constantly being careful to avoid splattering.
  • Let caramel cook over lot heat until a deep golden brown and thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in salt. Pour the caramel sauce evenly over apple dumplings.
  • Bake the dumplings at 350F 55-60 minutes until pastry is a deep golden brown and apples are tender, basting apples with sauce occasionally. Spoon any remaining sauce collected in pan over top of dumplings. Serve immediately while warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 1apple dumpling | Calories: 664kcal | Carbohydrates: 79.2g | Protein: 4.6g | Fat: 38.7g | Saturated Fat: 24.3g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 542mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 6.1g | Sugar: 44.1g | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 3mg