Mrs. Price’s Steamed Apple Dumplings

Mrs. Price’s Steamed Apple Dumplings

These steamed apple dumplings are quick to make and create a yummy dessert. This recipe makes enough to serve five people.

Mrs. Price's Steamed Apple Dumplings

The recipe was submitted by Mrs. L. B. Price to a newspaper contest is 1919. The recipe was straight forward and easy to follow. My only suggestion would be to add a little cinnamon if you like. It is excellent with this dessert.

The cost of the ingredients came to $1.37 making each serving 27 cents.

Original Recipe

Steamed Apple Dumplings
Two and one-half cups apples (cut up), 2 cups water, 1 cup sugar, 1 tablespoons butter and vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon. Use saucepan with tight fitting cover, as apples are cooked and steamed in small pan. Cook apples nearly done, then add vanilla. Use for dumplings, 1 cup flour, 2 level teaspoons baking powder, salt and milk to make a soft dough. Drop by spoonfuls on apples, cover tightly and steam 25 minutes. Serve with whipped cream. Enough for five or six persons.
Mrs. L. B. Price, 1929 Sutter Street

Steamed Apple Dumplings Recipe

Mrs. Price’s Steamed Apple Dumplings

Steamed Apple Dumpling recipe from 1919


  • 2 1/2 cups apples cut up
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Put apples, water, sugar and butter into a saucepan with lid.  Cook over medium heat until the apples are slightly soft.  Add the vanilla.

  2. While the apples are cooking, mix the dough for the dumplings.  Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and milk and stir until a soft dough forms.  Divide the dough into 12 pieces.

  3. Add the dumplings to the apples and cover with a lid.  Steam the dumplings for 25 minutes.  Serve with whipped cream.

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