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Instant Pot Apple Dumplings

Recipe, video and photography provided by Heinen’s partner, Chef Billy Parisi.

Gone are the days of baking for hours only to enjoy a short few minutes of apple dumpling goodness. Chef Billy Parisi’s apple dumplings are made-from-scratch and reach golden perfection in just 10 minutes.

Apple dumplings with whipped cream
Instant Pot Apple Dumplings
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For the Filling

  • 2 each organic Granny Smith and Fuji apples, peeled, cored and large diced
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted melted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ cup pecans, chopped
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

For the Dough

  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of salt

For the Sauce

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup apple cider


For the Filling

  1. In a large bowl, mix together all of the filling ingredients and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

For the Dough

  1. Add the flour, butter and salt to a food processor and pulse until the butter is the size of rice.
  2. Slowly drizzle in the water until the dough forms a meal.
  3. Transfer the dough to a clean surface dusted with flour and roll out to 12”x18”.
  4. Evenly cut the dough into 4 squares.
  5. Evenly add the apple filling to the center of each piece of dough and bring up the ends of the dough and pinch to form a pouch. Set aside.

For the Sauce

  1. Add the brown sugar and butter to an Instant Pot set to the saute function and cook until completely melted.
  2. Add in the apple dumpling pouches right on top of the sauce and pour in the apple cider.
  3. Cook on pressure cook for 10 minutes. Make sure it is sealed.
  4. Release the seal valve, remove the top and serve with ice cream.
Chef Billy Parisi headshot
By Chef Billy Parisi
Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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