Quick and easy Apple Dumplings will be on your table within no time. These dumplings are sweet and have a crispy, but soft apple center. Perfect for those nights you’re craving dessert, but just don’t have the time.
Today I’m bringing you a recipe thats been in the My Kitchen Craze archives for years. I make this dessert at least once a month and every one in the house loves it. These dumplings are simple to throw together on a busy night, but also have that fancy feel. People will think you’ve been in the kitchen for hours, when in reality it’s been 30 minutes. Score!
You all know that I’m a recipe girl by heart. I’m trying really hard lately to grow out of my comfort zone and experiment lately. I’ve been successful with some and had failures with others. Some recipes I’ve had success with are this Taco Soup, this Tropical Slushie & these Breakfast Tacos. But sometimes you just need a good ole’ recipe to follow.
I actually got this recipe years ago. My hubby came home from work one day with this recipe in hand. I can’t remember who gave it to him and he doesn’t remember either, but I do remember him telling me, “You have to make this babe. So and so said it’s amazing and so easy to make.”
Remember back in the day I did not cook! Not at all! So when I made this, the hubby and kids were shocked how delicious it was. I think this was the day my hubby realized I had the cooking gene. And if I was honest with myself, this was the first recipe where I thought, “Hey I can do this whole cooking thing.”
These Apple Dumplings are delicious! They have such a rich and tasty flavor. Pair them with a cup of coffee and you have one great dessert! The apples are crispy, but soft and the sauce is amazing. I could drink it by the glass. These dumplings are great because they come together very quickly and don’t lack in the flavor department. Your guest will think you’ve slaved over these all day, but in fact you were in and out of the kitchen within 30 minutes.
I hope you enjoy these as much as my family does!! PS scoop some vanilla ice cream on the side, then drizzle caramel sauce over everything. It’s our favorite way to eat these Apple Dumplings! 🙂
Get the Recipe: Apple Dumplings
- 2 medium Granny Smith apples
- 1 8 ounce can refrigerated crescent rolls
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and 8-inch baking dish; set aside.
- Peel and core apples. Cut each apple into fourths.
- Roll crescent rolls out on a cutting board and separate each. Wrap one apple piece in each crescent roll and place in prepared baking dish. Sprinkle cinnamon over tops of crescent rolls.
- In a medium sauce pan, add butter, sugar and orange juice. Bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
- Pour liquid mixture over crescent rolls and sprinkle pecans on top of crescent rolls.
- Bake 30 minutes, or until tops of crescent rolls are golden brown and liquid is beginning to bubble.
- Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes.
- Spoon dumplings on to a plate and spoon some of the syrup over the top.
- Serve warm and with ice cream, if desired.
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These look fantastic, but I must confess, the sauce is what has me drooling.
Thank you Michelle! I heart the sauce too. I could drink it! 🙂
These look delish Cyndi, I am going to make these for my dad. He loves apple desserts 🙂
Oh! These look amazing! Love how simple they seem to make, yet come across as something that took all day making!
Thank you Patricia!!
Aww thank you Manali! I hope your dad likes them! 🙂
I absolutely love that you made apple dumplings, Cyndi! This looks SO good! And I’m in awe of how easy this is to whip up, too. Such a good idea to use premade dough! So glad you brought this out of the archives to share! 🙂 Pinned!
Thanks friend!! I love my easy go to desserts! 🙂
This recipe was perfect timing! Someone I know made some apple dumplings similar to these and they were delicious. Now I have the recipe! These look amazing too 🙂
Yay, score Danielle! Thanks friend! 🙂
These look like fun! I like to have a day of baking with apples in the fall and will add this to the list.
Thank you Cali!
So glad you are sharing these apple dumplings! They look amazing and I love how easy they are to whip up with too!
Thank you Kelly! Your to sweet!
Love apple dumplings, but never made them myself! These look amazing! Thanks for the recipe Cyndi!
Thank you Mira and yours so welcome, hehe. 🙂
OMG yum yum yum, Cyndi! I feel like you posted this recipe just for me. Be honest. You did, didn’t you? 😉 Seriously though, these apple dumplings are going straight into my recipe vault. Pinned!
I totally posted it just for you, Justine!! Shh don’t tell anyone else k. Our secret!! Thanks for the pin sweetie!! 🙂
I remember making a pasta dish and being so proud of myself and thinking I can so cook!! haha These dumplings looks sooooo good. And with the sauce and ice cream??? Yum yum!!
So glad someone understands Ashley!! 🙂 Thanks!
Dumplings are the perfect sweet treat! I always have apples on hand so I need to try these dumpings soon.
Thank you Ashley!
Ah, I was wondering if crescent rolls were the secret ingredient! Apple Dumplings are a big deal in my family — I love this quick and easy version!
Thanks Ashley!! I love any type of dumpling and if it’s easy…count me in. 🙂
Those look delicious Cyndi! Those recipes that you make over and over again are always the best ones!
Thank you Stacey!
So this is the recipe that started it all, huh? I can’t believe you’ve been holding onto it for so long! I’m glad you finally shared, because it looks seriously delicious.
Thank you Mir! I actually forgot about the recipe until I found the paper with the scribbles on it. Hehe. 🙂
I’m drooling over those! They look sinful! So gooey and delicious. I love that they are actually pretty easy to throw together too. Crescent roll dough is such a life saver, isn’t it? I love that stuff! These are amazing!
Thank you Sarah!! 🙂 Crescent rolls are ah-mazing!
Your photos of these amazing dumplings are making my mouth water! I could totally take down a few of these right now!
Aww thanks Shelby! So sweet of you! 🙂
Those random “where did they come from” recipes are always the best. These look SO good!
Love how simple and delicious these look! I just love apple desserts! This will be a keeper!
Thank you Annie! 🙂
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