Amish Recipes

Apple Dumplings

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  • 6 apples, peeled and cored
  • Lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar combined with 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Brown sugar
  • Butter
  • 2 pie pastries for 2 pies

Sugar Sauce

  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon mace



  1. Roll out pastry and cut into squares enough to cover apples completely.
  2. Peel and core apples.
  3. Roll in lemon juice.
  4. Roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture.
  5. Place on pastry square.
  6. Stuff each core cavity full with brown sugar, butter, brown sugar in equal parts.
  7. Fold pastry up around apple to completely enclose it.
  8. Place in pan.

Sugar Sauce

  1. Mix water, sugar, vanilla extract, butter, nutmeg and mace and boil for 1 minute. Let cool slightly.
  2. Pour over apples.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees F for 1 hour.
  4. Serve warm.


Apples may be frozen in pastry (before sugar sauce is added) if desired. Let thaw when ready to use, cover with Sugar Sauce and bake as usual.

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