Caramel Apple Dumplings
Caramel Apple Dumplings are a fun dessert for the kids to make!
The Caramel Apple Dumpling episode was one of the first videos we made, and was so much fun. I was having a great time creating recipes, making the aprons, designing the set/theme, and teaching the kids. They were having a blast baking, hanging out with each other in their costumes, and pretending to be chefs. We practiced a couple times to get the technique, and process down. After a couple practices, they were very confident that they were real pros. It was so rewarding to see them grow through the process.
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Caramel Apple Dumplings
??This is a really easy recipe to make with the kids, and it’s all hands on like they’re sculpting. Brody is a sensory seeker, so he loves working with his hands. I got lucky, because he really loves it when I give him cooking projects.
If you buy the puff pastry then this recipe is a breeze for the kids. It very simple ingredients. If you want to add more to the center, then make a larger hole with the corer to fill.[/vc_column_text]
Now that already looks delicious. Since this video I changed the recipe a bit. I changed it by adding some chopped apple pieces and mixing it with the brown sugar. Also, added some fall sprinkles for some color.
There’s so many apple varietals, that you can use whatever apples you like. Maybe not the green, because they may be a little tart for this recipe.
If you like this recipe, try some of our other fruit treat recipes.
Let us know if you make this, and leave a comment below.
Each recipe will make 2 apples, 4 servings. (apples divided into halves) You can buy puff pastry (sizes can vary) in the frozen section of the supermarket.
- 2 1/2 Golden Delicious apples (cored, and the 1/2 apple is for the chopped apple pieces)
- 2 frozen-puff pastry sheets (cut into 9-by-6 inch piece)
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons chopped apple pieces
- 2 tablespoons pecans or walnuts
- 1 egg white beaten (egg wash = beaten egg add a splash of water)
- 2 teaspoons raw sugar
- all purpose flour for dusting so the puff pastry doesn't stick to work surface
- vanilla ice cream
- whipped cream
- caramel sauce
- fall sprinkles (optional)
Heat oven to 375°
In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and the pecans, and apple pieces.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff-pastry sheets, measure 9-by-6-inch piece, and cut with pastry wheel or knife.
Place the cored apple onto the middle of the puff-pastry, and spoon the brown sugar mixture into the center of the cored apple.
Lightly brush the beaten egg 1" around the edge of the puff pastry. Then gather the corners and pull up to the center, and twist or fold at the top to seal the apple. You can cut any excess off the top with scissors.
Put them into a baking dish, but first chill the dumplings for 15-20 minutes. Then brush the apple with the beaten egg (this will give it a shiny golden brown finish), and sprinkle the raw sugar on the top.
Bake the dumplings 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. (cooking times can vary) Cut into halves, and place into bowl. Add vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, drizzle caramel syrup, and a few sprinkles for some color. 🙂
If you cut the puff pastry, then you can use the extra pieces to make leaf cut outs to put on the apples. Brush with the egg wash, and lightly press them onto the apple wrapped in the puff pastry, and then brush the leaf with the egg wash.