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Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumplings are a seriously easy and delicious dessert to serve for any occasion. Made with refrigerated crescent dough, tart apples and a buttery brown sugar and cinnamon sauce. Top it with vanilla ice cream for a family favorite treat.

Apple desserts are a favorite all year long for us but I rarely take the time to bake an apple pie or fried pies. These quick and easy crescent apple dumplings are just as delicious and take a fraction of the time!

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Ingredients for Apple Dumplings:

Ingredients for Apple dumplings with crescent dough

  • Refrigerated Crescent Dough
  • Granny Smith Apples
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Kosher Salt
  • Sprite (Lemon Lime Soda)
  • Non Stick Cooking Spray

How to Make Apple Dumplings:

  • Spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with non stick cooking spray and set aside.

Brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, salt for apple dumpling sauce

  • In a pan, melt butter with brown sugar, cinnamon and salt over low heat.

Brown sugar and butter sauce in a pan

  • Whisk until well combined, remove from heat and set aside.sliced apples on a cutting board
  • Peel, core and slice each apple into 8 slices. 

making apple dumplings with crescent dough and sliced apples

  • Unroll crescent dough and wrap each triangle around an apple slice. 

Crescent wrapped apples in a baking pan

  • Layer in the pan. 

Crescent apple dumplings with brown sugar sauce

  • Pour brown sugar mixture over each crescent. 

Apple Dumplings ready for the oven

  • Pour Sprite around edges of the pan, do not pour over the crescents. It’s going to look like a lot of liquid but it cooks up into a delicious sauce.
  • Bake for 35 – 40 minutes.

baked crescent apple cinnamon dumplings

  • Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes before serving. 

Apple Dumplings on a plate topped with vanilla ice cream

  • Drizzle with sauce and top vanilla ice cream if desired. 

How to Store and Reheat:

Store leftover apple dumplings covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator up to 3 days. 

Reheat in the microwave in 30 second intervals until heated through or in a 325° oven for about 12- 15 minutes.

2 plates of apple dumplings with vanilla ice cream

Recipe Tips:

For the best texture, I recommend peeling the apples. It’s only 2 apples and worth the effort.

Apple pie filling does not work as well in this recipe as fresh apples. 

Granny smith apples are my favorite for apple dumplings but Gala apples will work too. Try to choose a firm apple that will hold up while baking. 

Any lemon lime soda or Mt Dew will work to make the sauce. 

Sliced peaches are also delicious in this recipe in place of the apples. 

Easy Apple Recipes are my favorite for fall get togethers and the holidays. They are always a crowd favorite.

This is a great recipe to have in stashed in your recipe box. It is made with just a few ingredients. Simple enough for any day of the week and delicious enough for entertaining guests or adding to any holiday meal. 

plated apple dumplings with vanilla ice cream with a fork

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Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumplings are a seriously easy and delicious dessert to serve for any occasion. Made with refrigerated crescent dough, tart apples and a buttery brown sugar and cinnamon sauce.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crescent apple dumplings, dumplings, easy apple desserts
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 495kcal
Author: Milisa

Ingredients

  • non stick cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup butter 1 1/2 sticks
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 apples - granny smith gala or honey crisp
  • 2 cans refrigerated crescent dough
  • 12 ounces Sprite
  • Vanilla Ice Cream for serving optional

Instructions

  • Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with non stick cooking spray.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Melt butter in a pan with brown sugar, cinnamon and salt, whisking until well combined. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Peel and core the apples. Cut each apple into 8 slices.
  • Unroll crescent dough and wrap a triangle around each apple. Place in baking dish.
  • Spoon brown sugar mixture over crescents.
  • Pour Sprite around the edges and down the center of the crescents. Do not pour over the crescents. It will seem like a lot of liquid but it will bake into a delicious sauce.
  • Bake for 35 - 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.
  • Drizzle sauce over dumplings and serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.

Notes

Store leftovers covered in plastic wrap in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
Reheat in microwave in 30 second intervals until heated through or in a 325° oven for 12- 15 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 459mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g

 

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Can I use something instead of the soda? And also, what type of sauce do U suggest?, if we desire sauce as U suggest at the end.

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