Old Fashioned Bavarian Apple Dumplings

bavarian apple dumplings

Enjoy this old fashioned recipe for Bavarian apple dumplings that I got many years ago from someone on Facebook. This original German-Bavarian dish is served with vanilla sauce, or a mix of cinnamon and sugar. The dumplings are made out of a yeast dough that is combined with apples.  If you love Bavarian food this is the recipe for you. Happy Baking!

Ingredients Bavarian Apple Dumplings

500 g flour – Find German Flour Here –
30 g yeast (fresh) – substitute fresh yeast with approximately half the amount of dried yeast
or 1 package dry yeast or use the German Baking Mix for a Yeast dough from Kathi
100 g sugar
1/4 liter warm milk
50g butter
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
2-3 apples, peeled, cut in small cubes

Dr Oetker Vanilla Sauce Made in Minutes Without Cooking!

german vanilla sauce

Baking Instructions Bavarian Apple Dumplings

– Put the flour in a bowl and make a mold in the middle, place the yeast into the mold and make a so called “starter dough” (we call it “Vorteig” in German) with 1 tbsp sugar and some warm milk.
– Mix well, powder some flour on top and let rise at a warm place. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel. Rising time ends when dough amount has doubled.
– Mix dough with some flour and the remaining ingredients and knead until it peels of from the edge of the bowl.
– Let it rise again, covered and at a warm place.

– Knead dough again, then separate in 12 pieces.
– Form each piece into a ball.
– Again let sit the balls for 3-5 minutes. Now flatten them and place apple pieces in the middle which you cover with dough.
– Pre-heat oven to 350 F.

– Place balls on a baking tray layered with parchment paper or very well greased. Let dumplings rise again.
– Bake for 10-15 minutes (do the test by sticking a tooth pick into the dumplings; should some dough stick on the tooth pick the dumplings are not quite done).
– When the dumplings are done, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Serve the dumplings warm and with vanilla sauce.

RECIPE:  – How to Make Vanilla Sauce –

how to make vanilla sauce



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2 Comments on “Old Fashioned Bavarian Apple Dumplings

  1. Oh my God! Can I remember my mother making dumplings! “Knoedel” as they were called. Just reading this brings back so many memories! Thanks!