Devon Dumplings

Apple Devon Dumplings, a Classic

There are loads of Devon Dumplings, but these will warm you from head to foot! Enjoy with Devon clotted cream or experience the wonderful distinction of cold ice cream against these hot apple Devon dumplings.

Devon Dumpling

We’ve rummaged around for this traditional recipe; we’ve tried it out and it’s already a firm family favourite. In fact, we will be serving it on Boxing day to the team!

We may all feel like ‘Devonshire Dumplins’ after we’ve filled up on this treat, but hey ho, we can run it all off in January with a New Years resolution, eh?


This recipe serves 4:
  • 4 large Devon cooking apples
  • 16 cloves
  • 4 teaspoons mincemeat
  • 8oz/250g shortcrust pastry (it’s much easier to buy than make!)
  • 4 tbsps. brown sugar
  • Milk for glazing
  • Caster sugar


Peel and core your Devon apples (you can source yours locally, of course). Mix a teaspoon of mincemeat with a tablespoon of sugar and stuff into each of the apples. Press four cloves into the outside of each apple. 

Roll the pastry and divide into four squares. Each one should be big enough to wrap around a whole apple. Place one apple in the centre of each pastry square, dampen the edges with water and fold up the corners to meet at the top. Completely encase the apple in pastry.

devon dumplings apple and cinnamon

Place the Devonshire dumplings onto a greased baking tray – brush with milk and sprinkle with caster sugar. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C/gas mark 4 for about 30 minutes. 

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