Blueberry Stuffed Apple Dumplings

Apple dumplings are one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. Because let's be real... at heart I'm just a dumpling-loving Pennsylvania Dutch girl. That's just the truth of it. And that's why these make me so incredibly happy. Warmed up with a little coconut milk, getting cozy in my pj's, watching a movie on a chilly night. C'mon. Perfect, perfect and perfect.

YIELD 4 servings


        4 small/medium apples, cored & unpeeled (leaving the peel on the apple helps with applying the dough)

        Almond or coconut milk (optional, to serve with)

        For Dough

        1/3 cup coconut flour

        1 cup almond flour

        1/2 cup tapioca flour

        2 eggs, beaten

        2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil

        1 teaspoon cinnamon

        For Sauce

        1/2 cup honey

        1 to 2 teaspoon cinnamon

        1 cup water

        For Apple Core Filling

        2 cups frozen blueberries (if you use fresh instead of frozen, I'm not sure how it affects bake times, so keep an eye on them)


    1.    Wash and core apples
(I don't have an apple corer so I very carefully use a knife to stab-outline the core on both the top and bottom, and then push it through with my fingers)

    2.    Combine coconut and almond flours with tapioca, then cut butter in and combine with hands or pastry blender until completely incorporated

    3.    Thoroughly mix beaten eggs into mixture, divide dough into quarters and pop in the fridge

    4.    In a sauce pan heat water for the sauce on lowest heat (doesn't need to simmer, just hot enough to melt honey), add honey and cinnamon and stir until blended, then take off heat and set aside

    5.    Preheat the oven to 375F, get your dough and take one of the quarters for one of the apples
Important note: This dough isn't the kind you're going to roll out and fold over the apple. You're going to pack it on the outside of the apple, smoothing to cover it uniformly. It takes a minute to mold and smooth, but it's totally do-able.

    6.    Oil baking dish to accommodate all 4 apples, place them inside and add blueberries to the hollowed cores and around the bases of the apples

    7.    Spoon about 1/3 of the sauce over the apples, place in oven and set timer for 30 minutes

    8.    When the timer goes off spoon another 1/3 of the sauce over apples and bake for 20-30 more minutes, until apples are soft and tender

    9.   When they're done spoon the rest of the sauce over them, as well as the saucy blueberries from the pan, serve with some almond or coconut milk and eat them up