1 recipe pastry for double-crust pie
6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
½ cup butter
¾ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 cups of water
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 200 degrees C or 400 degrees F.

Step 2: Brush with melted butter a 9×13-inch baking pan.

Step 3: Sprinkle flour on a flat surface. Roll in the pastry into a vast rectangle. Slice the dough into 6 pieces squares.

Step 4: Place one apple on every square. Arrange it facing upward.

Step 5: Slice the butter into 8 pieces. Put a piece of butter on every apple. Set aside the rest of the butter.

Step 6: Poke some small holes on the apples and sprinkle brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

Step 7: Get the two corners and fold in the middle and seal each dumpling. Pinch the sides and completely seal.

Step 8: In a medium saucepan, add in the white sugar, water, the rest of the butter, and vanilla extract. Stir until well mixed. Turn the heat to medium and allow it to boil for 5 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved completely. Transfer the mixture into the dumplings.

Step 9: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until cooked through.

Step 10: Remove from the oven and transfer the dumplings into a large dessert bowl. Pour in the sauce over.

Step 11: Serve and enjoy!

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