Apple Dumpling Pastry Recipe
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Apple Dumpling Pastry Recipe

This Apple Dumpling Pastry is made with puff pastry strips wrapped around a 3 minute microwaved whole  apple that has been peeled, cored and filled with brown sugar, cinnamon, currents and chopped pecans.  The pastry is brushed with an egg wash and baked in a preheated 375 degree oven for 35 minutes.  The pastry turns into a beautifully golden fall apple shaped pastry.  No sauce here but a scoop of cinnamon vanilla ice cream and drizzle of caramel sauce would be a great accompaniment.

Apple Dumpling Pastry Recipe

Yield: 4 apple pastries

Apple Dumpling Pastry Recipe

Recipe was inspired and adapted from Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry.


  • ½ package-17.3 ounce package Puff Pastry Sheets-thawed
  • 4 Golden Delicious Apples- peeled & partially cored
  • 1-cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped fine
  • ¼ cup currents, optional
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Egg Wash
  • 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water
  • Garnish: Cinnamon Vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray 9 x 13” baking pan and line with parchment paper.
  2. Peel and partially core apples, leave bottom of inside core of apple intact.
  3. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll peeled apple in sugar mixture.
  4. Place on microwave safe plate and microwave for 3 minutes on high.
  5. Remove from microwave and roll apple in mixture again.
  6. Add to remaining sugar cinnamon mixture chopped pecans & currents.
  7. Fill core of apples with pecan sugar mixture.
  8. Drizzle apples with melted butter. Place in freezer for 5 -7 minutes before wrapping with pastry.
  9. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface.
  10. Roll the pastry sheet into a 10x9-inch rectangle.
  11. Cut into 9 (1x10-inch) strips. Press the ends of 2 pastry strips together to make 1 (1x20-inch) strip. Repeat with 6 of the remaining pastry strips.
  12. Cut 8 leaf shapes and stems from the last pastry strip.
  13. Starting at the bottom of the apple, wind 1 pastry strip around 1 apple, slightly overlapping the edges of the pastry.
  14. Repeat with the remaining pastry strips and apples.
  15. Garnish each apple with 2 pastry leaves and stem.
  16. Whisk together egg and water for egg wash. Brush the pastries with the egg wash
  17. Place the pastries on baking sheet.
  18. Bake 25 -30 minutes until pastries are golden brown.
  19. Serve with ice cream and caramel sauce.

Ready to bake-Apple Dumpling Wrapped Pastry

Ready to bake-Apple Dumpling Pastry wrapped with puff pastry strips. The Stem can be puff pastry or a cinnamon stick.

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