Apple Dumplings with Brandy Sauce

Desserts | September 27, 2015 | By


dsc07556Apple season wouldn’t be the same without these glorious dumplings! Tart apples stuffed with brown sugar, butter, pecans, raisins and cinnamon, wrapped in a flaky crust and topped with a Brandy cream sauce!
A store bought crust makes this a quick and easy recipe. I’ve included the dough recipe if you’d rather make your own.

Makes 4 Dumplings

  • 4 tart cooking apple, peeled and cored
  • 1 pre-made pie crust or home made crust
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 Tbs of raisins
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
  • 2 Tbs butter, softened
  • Milk for attaching leaves if using
  • Sugar for sprinkling, I used Turbinado (raw, course sugar)

Brandy sauce:

  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tbs brandy
  • drizzle of Maple syrup


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 2/3 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 400°

Combine the flour and salt in medium bowl, add in 1/2 cup butter til it resembles coarse crumbs, use two table knives to cut it up.  Stir in the sour cream until the mixture forms a ball. If using a pre-made crust, just roll it out in the same manner.
Roll the dough on a floured surface into an approximate 14 x 14 inch square.DSC07450Trim the edges and save the scraps to cut out little leaves for decorating, if you’re feeling fancy.DSC07456Cut the dough into 4 squares. Put an apple in the center of each.
Combine the brown sugar, pecans, raisins, cinnamon and 2 Tbs butter in a small bowl. Combine well.

DSC07435DSC07439DSC07447Fill the apples with the brown sugar mixture. DSC07459 Fold the dough up around apple and seal the seams.DSC07467 Place the apples in a greased shallow baking dish. Brush the dough with milk.  Sprinkle with sugar and prick with a fork in several places.DSC07484Attach the little leaves if using, dip in milk and press on to the apple.DSC07474Bake for 35 -40 minutes, cover with foil for the last 5 minutes if the crust gets too brown. This is how they should look when they come out of the oven, golden brown and beautiful!DSC07497Combine all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan, cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until it comes to a full boil (3-4) minutes.DSC07544Let the sauce cool slightly. To serve, plate the apples and spoon some of the sauce over the top. Serve any remaining sauce on the side. YUM!





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