Liam’s note; Snack of the day:Apple dumpling

Recently, I was watching Food Network show called “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” hosted by Guy Fieri.

In one episode, he went to one restaurant that specialize in BBQ and he got to learn some of their popular dishes and dessert.

One dessert in particular called “Apple dumpling” was intriguing to me and I thought it could somehow make it into healthier, toddler friendly recipe for our son “Liam”.

Then, next time I wanted to make snack of the day for Liam, I decided to do toddler friendly version of Apple dumpling and started building a recipe and experimented to make one for him.

Result was good. He loved the tender touch sweet Apple inside the flaky pie crust and,he enjoyed the snack very much.

Apple dumpling known for the public is made from tart Grainy smith;cored peeled and butter usually about 4 tsp and brown sugar 2 tsp to 4 tsp inside the hole.Then the whole apple is wrapped by pie crust and being baked in some kind of syrup like.. the one made from 1.5 C brown sugar,1 C water,1/2C butter . Usually kcal for one Apple dumpling runs around 700kcal to 800kcal.

Obviously, 1 whole apple is too much for Liam, and sauce seems a bit too rich and too sweet for him. And it is high fat high sugar content and I did not want to give him such a high kcal snack either even if I make the way it should be down and give him some section for.It still is high fat,high sugar content..

This is my version of toddler friendly Apple dumpling; low calorie, low sugar, low fat.

My husband enjoyed the Apple dumpling that I made and I loved it too so, I am sure you would be able to enjoy these too.

In this entry, I would like to share the recipe for Apple dumpling toddler friendly version with you.

I do not bake with volume (using measuring cup) anymore.I do bake with weight (grams).

However, pie crust recipe is from the time I was still baking with volume and I forgot to write down the weight measurement so I am giving you the volume measurement with this one.

Please note that when you bake with volume measurement, 1 C of flour can vary from one person to the other, and baked goods result can be somewhat different.

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Apple dumpling..

Ingredients for crust;

1C unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 tsp table salt
6 tbs butter
2 tbs shortening
1/4C ice cold water

Ingredients for apple filling;

1/2 Fuji apples cored,peeled,sliced into 8th

Ingredients for the sauce;

1 tbs butter
1/3 C white sugar
1/3 C dark brown sugar
1C water
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp heavy cream

Ingredients for the cinnamon sugar;

1 tbs white sugar
3/8 tsp ground cinnamon


1. In the food processor,add 1 C unbleached all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp table salt and pulse to combine

2. To that, add 6 tbs butter,2 tbs shortening and pulse so the flour mixture becomes pebble size bits

3. To that, add 1/4C ice cold water and pulse to form the dough

4. Shape the dough to log and wrap the dough in plastic wrap tightly and let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes

5. After the 30 minutes rest, divide the dough into 8 and roll out the dough on lightly floured surface and start wrapping the 1/16 apple that was cut into half,cored,peeled and cut into 8th (you can cut the apple first into half and then cut that into 4th and cut those in the center to make them 8 portion)

6.  Start placing then on greased 8″ x 8″ baking pan, and brush it with bit of heavy cream and sprinkle cinnamon sugar and raw sugar on top

7.  Add in sauce mixture in the pan to the 1/4 – 1/3 depth of each dumplings. you can save the rest of the sauce to use for your oatmeal or pancakes or for drunken apple in the skillet etc.

8. Bake them in the 350F oven for about 40-50 minutes or until crust gets light golden

9. Enjoy!

Jul 06, 2016 | Comments are off | Snack recipes for babies and toddlers

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