The Cracker Barrel apple dumpling is a traditional dessert with a few modern twists.
Packed full of fruit, this dessert is not only flavorful but also healthy and simple to prepare.
Loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg and a sweet apple filling on a fluffy pastry, this dumpling is one you won’t want to miss out on.
You might not be ready to eat one of these two feet long masterpieces every morning, but it beats the heck out of cereal!
If you love apples and dumplings, then your mouth will water just reading this over.
Get ready to cook up a new favorite with this exceptional recipe.
How to Make Cracker Barrel Apple Dumpling
Cracker Barrel Apple Dumplings is one of the most loved desserts in Cracker Barrel.
The warm, flakey pastry wrapped around a sweet cinnamon apple is delicious.
Preparing it using homemade ingredients make it a fast dessert.
The outcome is a heavenly taste.
It is served with a delicious vanilla sauce that you can pour over the top or dip in it.
It’s like eating an apple pie without the crust.
This dessert is perfect for getting your sweet tooth fixed and putting on a few extra pounds, too.
If you crave for sweetness but don’t want to leave your house, look no further than this recipe.
●(17 ½ ounces) frozen puff pastry
●One tablespoon vanilla extract
●Three tablespoons milk
●1 cup confectioners’ sugar
●1 cup white sugar
●Four granny smith apples(halved, covered, and peeled)
●One pinch ground nutmeg
●⅜ cup dry breadcrumbs
●Three tablespoon ground cinnamon
1.Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Smear the baking sheet with oil lightly.
2.Roll the pastry into 12*12 inches, then cut it into 6-8 inch squares.
3.Put nutmeg, cinnamon, breadcrumbs, and sugar in a small bowl.
Beat an egg, spread it on a pastry square.
4.Put bread crumbs (1 tablespoon) in the center.
Add one-half the apple with the core side up.
Then add another one tablespoon of bread crumbs on top.
5.Seal the sides of the pastry by pinching both ends.
Continue brushing the egg on other dumplings.
6.Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue baking for 25 more minutes.
7.Add vanilla extract, milk, and confectioners’ sugar in a small bowl.
Stir until it becomes a trickling mixture.
8.Spread it over the dumplings. Let it cool to room temperature.
9.There you are!
Serve it immediately.
Cracker Barrel Apple Dumpling Recipe
Preparation time 35 minutes
Cooking time:40 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Nutritional Value of Cracker Barrel Apple Dumpling
The key components of apples are carbs and water.
One mid-sized apple(100) grams has a nutritional value of:
●Fiber: 2.4% grams
●Carbs: 13.4% grams
●Water: 86% grams
●Fat: 0.2 grams
Health Benefits of Cracker Barrel Apple Dumpling
●Antioxidants and fiber in apples reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.
●Apples’ polyphenol content reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, lowers blood pressure and stroke.
●A component known as quercetin found in the dumpling protects the brain from oxidative stress.
How to Serve Cracker Barrel Apple Dumpling
Cracker barrel apple dumpling can be served for dinner, breakfast, or as dessert.
You can serve it at room temperature alongside ice cream, custard or milk cream.
How to Store Cracker Barrel Apple Dumpling
To freeze your apple dumplings, arrange them on a baking sheet.
Otherwise, put them on a large plate or tray.
Ensure that they don’t touch each other to prevent sticking together.
Put them in the freezer, and after several hours, the apple dumplings will freeze.
When hardened, transfer them from the baking sheet to a freezer bag and place them correctly in the refrigerator.
Frozen dumplings can last for 2 or 3 months.
If you store them for a long time, they may get freezer burn.
How to Prevent Frozen Cracker Barrel Apple Dumplings From Sticking
Frozen apple dumplings are likely to stick on the pan or baking sheet when they harden.
To prevent sticking, smear the pan with oil before placing the apple dumplings.
You can also grease the baking sheet with oil or line a sheet of parchment on the baking sheet before placing the dumpling on them.
In the end, this is a simple dessert.
Chocolate, vanilla, and cinnamon flavors harmonize well with the moist apples.
These are the flavors of fall. They’re comfort food for sure.
When preparing breakfast or dinner, remember to make time for such simple pleasures.
The aroma of warm cinnamon and apples is sure to bring a smile to your family and friends’ faces as soon as they step in the door.
They will love the delightful combination of apples and crumbly pastry with a caramel glaze, all wrapped for them.
Try it today.
Can I freeze uncooked cracker barrel apple dumplings
No, you shouldn’t.
Uncooked apple dumplings are moist, so when you freeze them, the moisture sucks into the apple dumplings, making them muggy.
After sometime they may stick on the pan, thus losing their shape and cutting into pieces.
Should I defrost cracker barrel apple dumplings before cooking them?
When ready for use, do not defrost the apple dumplings because as the ice melts, it sucks into them, making them soggy.
You should put the apples in boiling water for 1-3 minutes.
Overdoing it may cook the apple dumplings, hence destroying its taste when cooked.
How do I reheat cracker barrel apple dumplings?
To reheat cracker barrel apple dumplings, put in a pate and microwave for 15 minutes.
You can also place them in a pan and cover with tinfoil, then reheat in a preheated 360 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
How many calories do cracker barrel apple dumplings have?
Cracker barrel apple dumplings have 1712 calories.
The calories are found in carbohydrates 58% and fat 38%.
Apple also has 51 calories in each.
Heavenly Pastry Cracker Barrel Apple Dumpling
- Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Smear the baking sheet with oil lightly.
- Roll the pastry into 12*12 inches, then cut it into 6-8 inch squares.
- Put nutmeg, cinnamon, breadcrumbs, and sugar in a small bowl.
- Beat an egg, spread it on a pastry square.
- Put bread crumbs (1 tablespoon) in the center.
- Add one-half the apple with the core side up.
- Then add another one tablespoon of bread crumbs on top.
- Seal the sides of the pastry by pinching both ends.
- Continue brushing the egg on other dumplings.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue baking for 25 more minutes.
- Add vanilla extract, milk, and confectioners’ sugar in a small bowl.
- Stir until it becomes a trickling mixture.
- Spread it over the dumplings. Let it cool to room temperature.
- There you are!
- Serve it immediately.