East Anglian Apple Dumplings Recipe

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 Updated 12/03/2017

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This traditional dish is not strictly speaking a dumpling recipe since the apples are encased in shortcrust pastry - this would however make a delicious and very substantial dessert.


  • 6 cooking apples, large and regular in shape
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • enough sultanas to fill the centres of the apples
  • shortcrust pastry
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Peel and core the apples.
  2. Roll out the pastry and cut into 6 rounds.
  3. Put an apple in the centre of each round of pastry and fill the centre of each apple with sultanas and sugar.
  4. Gather the pastry up and seal around the apples.
  5. Put the pastry-covered apples onto a greased baking tray and cook at 425 degrees F (see temperature conversions) until golden, then reduce temperature and cook until apples are tender.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 6 dumplings


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