Caramel Apple Dumplings

With a crispy shell on the outside and ooey gooey caramel apples on the inside, these Caramel Apple Dumplings are the BEST fall dessert!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel apple dumplings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 dumplings


  • 3 granny smith apples cored, peeled and diced
  • 2 TBS brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 20 wonton wrappers
  • vegetable or canola oil for frying
  • caramel sauce
  • powdered sugar for garnish
  • water


  1. In a large saucepan add butter and melt over medium heat. Add brown sugar and stir to combine. Add apples, and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain apples and set apples aside in a bowl.

  2. Arrange a workstation with a small bowl of water, wonton wrappers, caramel sauce, and bowl of apples. Working one at a time, add about 1 TBS of apples to the center of the wonton, add a drizzle of caramel (about 1/4 tsp) then using your finger, wipe water across all sides of the wonton. Bring one corner up to the other in the center, and press together to seal. Then bring up the other 2 corners, and run your finger along to seal all edges. Set aside and repeat for all wontons/apple mixture.

  3. In a large stockpot, add about 1 inch of oil. Heat over medium high heat, and when you see ripples the oil is ready. Carefully drop the wontons bottom side down into the oil and cook for about 1-2 minutes on the first side. When they start browning, use a spatula and flip over. Cook another 1-2 minutes or until crispy. Remove from oil and set on a paper towel lined plate. Repeat until all wontons are fried.

  4. Arrange Caramel Apple Dumplings on a serving dish, drizzle with caramel sauce, then sprinkle powdered sugar over the top.

  5. Serve hot and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Have a large party? You can double this recipe.

Recipe originally posted in October 2015. Updated September 2019.