Apple Dumpling Scrolls
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This apple dumpling scroll recipe comes from Mae Parton from Seymour, Tennessee who shared it with me many years ago. It's a favorite of mine.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Crust (use this or use your favorite double crust recipe or use store bought)
  • 354 grams / 12.5 oz plain flour
  • 284 grams / 2½ sticks cold butter, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg (I used fresh)
Apple Dumpling Scrolls
  • 6 apples, chopped into small pieces
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons flour
Pie Crust
  1. This pie crust is the easiest, flakiest crust you'll ever make and it's nearly foolproof.
  2. In a food processor add the sugar, salt and ⅔ of the flour and whiz to combine.
  3. Scatter the butter over the flour and whiz in short bursts until there is no flour to be seen.
  4. Add the remaining ⅓ of the flour to the food processor and whiz 5 quick bursts and dump the contents into a mixing bowl.
  5. Sprinkle the cold water over the mixture and with a spatula, press the dough until it just comes together.
  6. Form into a flat-ish circle and cover with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  1. Add all the ingredients to a large saucepan and whisk to combine. Bring to the boil and boil until there are 2 cups of syrup - about 5-7 minutes usually.
Apple Dumpling Scrolls
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F
  2. Roll dough to a large rectangle.
  3. Spread the apple pieces over the dough, leaving the last 2 inches at the top uncovered.
  4. Mix the ½ cup sugar, cinnamon and flour and sprinkle over the apples.
  5. Starting from the long side nearest you, carefully roll the dough, tucking in the apples. (some will try to escape, let them go)
  6. When you get to the end, press the dough with no apples to seal the log.
  7. With a sharp knife, cut the log into 1½ inch pieces and place in a 9x13 baking pan, cut side up.
  8. Once all the pieces are in the pan, pour over the syrup and place in the oven.
  9. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the top is nicely browned.
  10. Serve with ice cream for a smashing dessert.
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