Food: Instant Pot- Absolutely Amazin’ Apple Dumplins

 

I live on the outskirts of Charlottesville, Virginia.  I am surrounded by beautiful mountains that give life to many wineries, breweries, and ORCHARDS!   There are peaches, blackberries, strawberries, and yes… apples.

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Tinky (Julia) has been obsessed with “ap-pulls” as of late.  She demolishes them!

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Carter Mountain Orchard
Stacy Knighton | Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau 

While I know it’s not Fall anymore and we are inching on Spring, the weather has me all confused.  On Saturday, we had sleet and ice.  Today, Monday – it’s 74 degrees out and I have all the windows open.  Get it together Mother Nature.

Until then, I shall remain confused and will continue to pretend that I do not know what season it is.  Therefore, I made this YUMMY treat for Bubbins, Tinky, and myself.  Apple Dumplings.  Ahem, Apple Dumplins.  That’s better.

I had this craving for something sweet but not too sweet this weekend and saw my daughter munching away on her “ap-pull”.  I thought to myself  “I want to Instant Pot a dessert, but I’m not in the mood for cheesecake.”
Bubbins bought Shari’s Berries for me and Julia on Valentine’s day.  I will say, I am not a fan of their cheesecake but by God, their chocolate covered strawberries are divine! NOT to mention the cake-pops!  Yummy!

Ok Ok, I told you I like tangents.  As my sister and mom would say “focus Kimmy!”

So there I was, browsing on my iPhone for apple desserts in an Instant Pot.  Apple crisps, apple cobblers, apple cakes… wait- APPLE DUMPLINGS. Ahem, Apple Dumplins.  The recipe looked so amazing and super easy, plus I was really digging the set up of her blog!  You guys know I like to give credit where credit is due, so head on over to Tastes of Lizzy T for more wonderful recipes!

Now, I did make a few slight changes but nothing crazy.  I sprinkled apple pie spice on top before cooking and I also added a dash of allspice to the mix.  My local grocery store was out of Granny Smiths, I know, crazy, so I used honey crisp.  They were small so I put two slices in each apple dumplin.

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When I made these, my whole house smelled like it was Autumn all over again.  I was so ready to peek outside to see leaves falling and jack-o-lanterns being lit.  Alternatively, this would make an excellent dish to take to an Easter Egg hunt party or maybe a July 4th celebration.  A twist on the all American apple pie.

Let’s just be real, this is good for ANY occasion.

Enough jibber jabber here we go!

AuthorMad Madam KimDifficultyBeginner

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins

 8 oz Crescent Rolls (1 can)
 1 Large Granny Smith Apple (or 2 small Honey Crisps)
 4 tbsp Butter
 ½ cup Brown Sugar
 ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
 1 dash Nutmeg
 ¾ cup Apple Cider
 1 dash Allspice (optional)
 1 dash Apple Pie spice (optional

1

Add your butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and allspice to your Instant Pot.

2

After you have peeled, cored, and sliced your apples. Pop open that crescent roll dough! I always get scared it's going to blow my hand off. LOL.
Roll up your apples. Since I used a honey crisp, which is smaller than a Granny Smith, I rolled up two slices at a time.

3

Now that you have them nice and bundled up. Turn your Instant Pot to sauté.

4

Melt all the ingredients until you get them in a nice sauce. Turn off your Instant Pot- we don't want the sauce to burn.

5

Add in your dumplins!

6

Pour in your apple cider. Make sure you coat all the dumplins.

7

Here's where I sprinkled the dumplins with apple pie spice. Now put your lid on the Instant Pot and set it to seal. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.

**You might get a burn message- I let mine continue to cook and it went back to cooking.

8

What can you do in 10 minutes?? Clean up any mess you have made. AND make some homemade Whipped Cream! ** BONUS ROUND**

*Recipe:
-1 cup of heavy whipping cream
-1 tbsp confectioners sugar
-1 tsp of Vanilla
In a large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form. Make sure not to over-beat, the cream will then become lumpy and butter-like. You can add regular sugar to sweeten it more.

9

When your Instant Pot beeps- let it natural release. Do not "keep warm" and do not open valve. Make sure the pin has dropped prior to opening.

10

Once the dumplins are cooled, unlike me- no patience, pile on your homemade whipped cream!

11

Vanilla Ice Cream is amazing on them!

12

They are just so pretty aren't they?! I drizzled the sugar/cider syrup on top and sprinkled just a bit more cinnamon on top.

If you aren't partaking in the whipped cream or the ice cream... these are fine just the way they are! If you want sweet, sprinkle some sugar on it!

**Pour some sugar... in the name of love**

Disclaimer: This yields 8 servings. The picture only shows 6. I have no clue what happened to the other two! 😉

Ingredients

 8 oz Crescent Rolls (1 can)
 1 Large Granny Smith Apple (or 2 small Honey Crisps)
 4 tbsp Butter
 ½ cup Brown Sugar
 ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
 1 dash Nutmeg
 ¾ cup Apple Cider
 1 dash Allspice (optional)
 1 dash Apple Pie spice (optional

Directions

1

Add your butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and allspice to your Instant Pot.

2

After you have peeled, cored, and sliced your apples. Pop open that crescent roll dough! I always get scared it's going to blow my hand off. LOL.
Roll up your apples. Since I used a honey crisp, which is smaller than a Granny Smith, I rolled up two slices at a time.

3

Now that you have them nice and bundled up. Turn your Instant Pot to sauté.

4

Melt all the ingredients until you get them in a nice sauce. Turn off your Instant Pot- we don't want the sauce to burn.

5

Add in your dumplins!

6

Pour in your apple cider. Make sure you coat all the dumplins.

7

Here's where I sprinkled the dumplins with apple pie spice. Now put your lid on the Instant Pot and set it to seal. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.

**You might get a burn message- I let mine continue to cook and it went back to cooking.

8

What can you do in 10 minutes?? Clean up any mess you have made. AND make some homemade Whipped Cream! ** BONUS ROUND**

*Recipe:
-1 cup of heavy whipping cream
-1 tbsp confectioners sugar
-1 tsp of Vanilla
In a large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form. Make sure not to over-beat, the cream will then become lumpy and butter-like. You can add regular sugar to sweeten it more.

9

When your Instant Pot beeps- let it natural release. Do not "keep warm" and do not open valve. Make sure the pin has dropped prior to opening.

10

Once the dumplins are cooled, unlike me- no patience, pile on your homemade whipped cream!

11

Vanilla Ice Cream is amazing on them!

12

They are just so pretty aren't they?! I drizzled the sugar/cider syrup on top and sprinkled just a bit more cinnamon on top.

If you aren't partaking in the whipped cream or the ice cream... these are fine just the way they are! If you want sweet, sprinkle some sugar on it!

**Pour some sugar... in the name of love**

Disclaimer: This yields 8 servings. The picture only shows 6. I have no clue what happened to the other two! 😉

Apple Dumplins

 

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One thought on “Food: Instant Pot- Absolutely Amazin’ Apple Dumplins

  1. I really want to make these but…it’s not the Fall season so, I am unable to find apple cider. Could apple juice be substituted and will it taste even close to the way it would taste with the apple cider?

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