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Apple Pecan Dump Cake with GF Option

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What do you do with an abundance of apples? You make delicious Apple Pecan Dump Cake of course!

Anna and I are super excited to be a part of this month’s 30 Day Recipe Challenge! This month, the roundup is featuring a variety of scrumptious APPLE recipes so be sure to scroll to the very end of this post to see the many drool-worthy apple creations.

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Basket with red apples

My love for apples probably came from growing up on a farm where we had several varieties of apple trees. In the fall, it was great being able to leisurely walk out to one of our apple trees and pluck off a delicious ripe juicy apple! As a result of having an abundance of apples, we enjoyed making our own homemade applesauce, apple pies, cakes, and other tasty apple recipes regularly. Therefore, my love of apples developed early on.

While there are tons of great apple recipes, for now, let’s talk about Apple Pecan Dump Cake. This amazing dessert can easily be modified to be gluten-free and as a matter of fact, the pictures in this post are actually of the gluten-free version. Consequently, you may want to file this recipe away for the upcoming holidays. Seems like so many people must follow a gluten-free diet these days.


The step-by-step picture collage above shows the various steps to creating this tasty, yet easy dump cake.

  1. The first step is to wash, chop, and place apples in a skillet with melted butter.
  2. A generous sprinkle of apple pie spice goes on top of the apples.
  3. Cook the apples just until tender, place the apples in a separate bowl.
  4. Add more butter to a skillet and add chopped pecans, saute.
  5. Combine apples and pecans, stir.
  6. Next, add salted caramel topping and condensed milk to the mixture, stir.
  7. Pour mixture into a well-greased baking dish.
  8. Top with sugar cookie mix.
  9. Pour melted butter over top and an additional sprinkle of cinnamon.
  10. Bake.

When the Apple Pecan Dump Cake is finished baking, allow it to cool 5 minutes. Spoon into cute dessert bowls and top with ice cream.


Apple Pecan Dump Cake with Salted Caramel Ice Cream

There are many delicious flavors of ice cream that pair well with Apple Pecan Dump Cake. A personal favorite flavor is salted caramel ice cream. Another favorite is vanilla bean followed by butter pecan and cinnamon ice cream. Coffee flavored ice cream would probably be another great combination as well.

Personally, I like Breyer’s gluten-free ice cream so I’ve provided a link to Breyer’s website HERE!


Apple Pecan Dump Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream

Because apples are so versatile they work well in numerous recipes. Everything from Spiced Applesauce Pecan Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting, to a Mini Cast Iron Skillet Pie, as well as Apple Pie Oatmeal. In addition, apples are delicious in beverages too. This recipe for Mulled Apple Cider is heavenly and a perfect drink to help warm up on a cold day.



3466 cal


225 g


252 g


130 g
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Apple Pecan Dump Cake

A delicious dump cake recipe that can easily be modified to be gluten free.

25 minPrep Time

50 minCook Time

1 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • 3 1/2 cups chopped apples
  • 3 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 1 heaping tablespoon apple pie spice
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup salted caramel topping (GF Option: Smucker's Simple Delight Salted Caramel Topping)
  • 1 (14 ounce) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (17.5 ounce) box sugar cookie mix (GF Option: Pillsbury GF Sugar Premium Cookie Mix)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a medium size skillet melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat.
  2. Add chopped apples and apple pie spice to skillet, cook for 5 minutes, stir occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat, place apples in mixing bowl.
  4. Return skillet to heat, add remaining 1 tablespoon butter and pecans.
  5. Heat pecans over medium heat until warm and toasted, add to apples, stir.
  6. Cool to room temperature.
  7. In small mixing bowl beat eggs, add to apple mixture.
  8. Pour mixture into a well greased 10 x 10 baking dish.
  9. Sprinkle sugar cookie mix evenly over top.
  10. Drizzle melted butter over cookie mix.
  11. Top with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
  12. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until golden brown and center is set.
  13. Remove from oven, cool for 5 minutes.
  14. Spoon into serving bowls.
  15. Top with scoop of ice cream.
  16. Serve.
  17. Refrigerate leftovers.


I always value my husband’s option because he is my trusty taste-tester. Although he loves me very much, he is totally honest when it comes to his assessment of any recipe. Since he informed me he loved this Apple Pecan Dump Cake, I believe he really loved it! That is especially relevant because he isn’t a big fan of apples. Therefore, I consider this recipe to be a double winner! 


Disclaimer: Manufacturer’s formulations and policies may change at any time, therefore it’s important to always read product labels yourself and contact the manufacturer with concerns. We have found that most companies are eager to help answer your questions.

Check out all the other delicious APPLE recipes below from bloggers who took part in our 30 Day Apple Challenge.

11 Best Apple Recipes

More great ideas from Blessed Beyond Crazy:

white chocolate biscotti

Apple Pie Oatmeal (1)

Blueberry Walnut Bundt Cake


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  • Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground October 5, 2016, 9:07 pm
    You just gotta love the simplicity & deliciousness of a dump cake! My Profile
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy October 5, 2016, 9:42 pm
      Hi Tracey, Thanks so much! Enjoy! Linda
  • Serena October 3, 2016, 8:24 pm
    This looks incredible and I love how easy it is to make! My Profile
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy October 4, 2016, 9:41 am
      Hi Serena, Thank you! It is super easy to make and super yummy! Enjoy! Linda
  • Sheena October 2, 2016, 8:53 pm
    I love dump cakes and this one would be a new favorite! Such a great recipe! My Profile
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy October 2, 2016, 9:31 pm
      Hi Sheena, Thank you! This recipe really is easy and very tasty! Linda
  • Manila Spoon (Abigail) October 2, 2016, 8:50 pm
    Glad you added a gluten-free option as my hubby would totally enjoy this, assuming I'll share some with him! LOL. Seriously, this looks scrumptious!
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy October 3, 2016, 6:15 am
      That's so funny! Hope you do end up sharing with the hubby! Thanks for stopping by and leaving us a message! Have a great day! Linda
  • Janelle October 2, 2016, 4:21 pm
    Be still my heart! This is my kind of dessert! Simple, delicious and packed with flavor! Yum!
  • Lori Vachon October 1, 2016, 6:11 pm
    What a comforting dessert! I love apples and pecans together, looks amazing! My Profile
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy October 1, 2016, 8:22 pm
      Hi Lori, Thank you! It really is a great comfort food. Enjoy! Linda
  • Tara Noland October 1, 2016, 7:57 am
    Perfect cake for any autumnal celebration, bring on the apples for me!!
  • Lovefoodies October 1, 2016, 6:18 am
    What a great flavour combo. I could eat the whole lot in one sitting!
  • Debi at Life Currents September 30, 2016, 1:18 pm
    This cake looks fantastic! I think this is the perfect breakfast, er I mean dessert! hee hee I love how easy it is too! My Profile
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy September 30, 2016, 2:11 pm
      Hi Debi, Hey, I know what you mean! It's great any time of the day! Enjoy! Linda
  • Janette@CulinaryGinger.com September 29, 2016, 12:11 pm
    The perfect fall dessert and I love that you offer a gluten free option.
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy September 29, 2016, 6:30 pm
      Hi Janette, Thank you! Enjoy! Linda

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