Apple Dumpling

Apple Dumpling


Quickly wanna make something delicious? That’s something I’m always in for.

Earlier this week I’ve made applesauce and there were some apples left. Also, there was still some homemade puff pastry stocked in my freezer. Because I’ve been busy creating all kinds of new recipes this week, I’ve more or less forgotten to prepare our weekly little extra for the weekend. With both products available, the choice then is quickly made.

I think there’s nothing tastier than the mix of apples with puff pastry. For this apple dumpling I used a Jonagold apple. This apple has a sweet taste and a very good flavor, but above all it’s good to use because it keeps its shape and does not fall apart during baking. First of all, of course, I cored the apple and then filled it with cinnamon sugar and almond paste. As I said earlier, for the dough I used my basic recipe of rough puff pastry, but if you want you can of course use store-bought puff pastry.

So if you fancy something quick and tasty, then this festive baked apple in puff pastry is highly recommended. With only 20 minutes of preparation time you will have a great treat on your table in no time.


Recipe Apple Dumpling

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 1 Apple Dumpling

Recipe Apple Dumpling


  • 100 gr puff pastry (SEE RECIPE)
  • 1 sweet apple
  • 20 gr almond paste (store-bought or homemade (SEE RECIPE).
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 15 gr granulated sugar to sprinkle (or quantity to choice)


  1. In case you use homemade almond paste you need to prepare this first (SEE DIRECTIONS).
  2. Preheat oven to 175C (no fan !!)
  3. Peel the apple and remove core.
  4. Dust your counter with some flower and roll out the puff pastry until a square of 16x16 cm.
  5. Close one side of the apple with 10 gr almond paste and transfer to the centre of the puff pastry with the closed centre upside down.
  6. Add cinnamon sugar to the cavity and close with the remaining almond paste.
  7. Fold the puff pastry around the apple, wet your hands and seal all edges.
  8. Roll into sugar and transfer to the aluminium cup or lined baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes.


NOTE!! In case you prepare homemade almond paste, then you can use the quantity of the recipe from my christmas bread. You can freeze the remaining almond paste and use it for another time.

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