CRESCENT ROLL APPLE DUMPLINGS

This easy apple dumplings recipe is a delicious dessert anyone would love! This is a real treat made with flaky crescent rolls, cinnamon, and pecans. Perfect for Fall!

Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings - The Southern Lady Cooks

If you love apple recipes like we do, be sure and check out these delicious Apple Fritters, they are a wonderful way to start the day. You may also enjoy this great Apple Spice Dump Cake, which is super easy to make and has great reviews.

❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS EASY RECIPE

If you have followed our site for any amount of time, you know we love good food, but we don’t feel it should take hours in the kitchen or 50 different ingredients. Don’t get me wrong, we have some recipes that do take a bit of time but this isn’t one of them.

This crescent roll apple dumpling recipe is only a few ingredients, easy to make and a delicious dessert topped with ice cream. It is a perfect way to enjoy Fall apples! It’s also very budget-friendly. 

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

Crescent Rolls – These come in the tube in the refrigerator section at the grocery. So easy to bake with and so good. 

Apples – We used red delicious apples and loved the way this came out. You can use any apples you like.

White and Brown Sugar -The combination of both sugars give this recipe a great flavor. 

Butter – You can use salted or unsalted, whichever you prefer. We usually cook with unsalted butter. 

Topping Ingredients: 

Brown Sugar– goes great with cinnamon and pecans. 

Pecans – We love pecans with this dish, if you are not a fan, simply leave them out. 

Cinnamon – nothing says a great dish like the addition of cinnamon!

SWAPS

You can Mountain Dew or 7up in place of the water. Personally, we thought they were great this way, but I have never had them the other way. So give it a try if you like!

You could also use other fruit such as peaches in this dish. 

Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings - The Southern Lady Cooks

🍽️HOW TO MAKE

This dish is only a few ingredients and won’t take you long at all to make. Organize all your ingredients first. 

PREPARATIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash, peel, and core apples. Go ahead and cut into slices. Another positive about this dessert, not a lot of prep work or having to get out a mixer!

COOKING STEPS

Step 1
Unroll the crescent dough and separate it into triangles, place the apple slice at wide end of each triangle and roll the dough around the apple.

Step 2 – Place in greased 9X13 baking dish and repeat until all triangles are used.

Step 3
Next add water, brown sugar and white sugar to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Continuing to stir until sugar is dissolved.

Step 4
Next, pour over the dumplings. then pour the melted butter over the dumplings.

Step 5
Combine cinnamon, brown sugar, and pecans and sprinkle over dumplings. Cook for 30-35 minutes. Dumplings will be soft on the bottom and crisp on top.

⭐TIP

If you can’t find crescent rolls you could easily use premade pie crust or premade pastry dough. You can also make this dish with peaches or other fruit. I think pears would be so good!

IF YOU LOVE THIS RECIPE

If you love this dessert, be sure and check out this Crescent Roll Coffee Cake. It’s super easy to make too and has great reviews. These Maple Cinnamon Sugar Twists are also made with crescent rolls and are so simple. They would be the perfect addition to any holiday morning. 

SERVE THIS WITH

This dish is a great dessert and I fully believe it should be served topped with ice cream. It just makes this even better. Everyone in my family loved this recipe. You could also add homemade caramel sauce to it, to make it even better. 

❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use any type of apples?

Yes, any apple will work. 

Can I make these in advance?

You could make the dumpling up in advance, put in the fridge and then pour the sauce over right before baking. 

Can I make this dessert with pears?

Yes, I think that would be absolutely delicious!

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STORING AND REHEATING

I do believe this dish is best served warm right out of the oven, but if you have any leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge. They will keep for 3-4 days. Just reheat in the microwave or on a baking sheet in the oven.

SERVING SIZE

This dish makes about 10 servings, depending on how many dumplings each person eats! This is an easy recipe to double for a larger event. You could easily make this in the aluminum 9X13 for a potluck.

Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings

Judy Yeager
This Crescent Roll Apple Dumpling recipe is one your family will love. Only a few ingredients and wonderful topped with ice cream.
4.30 from 10 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 10 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 8 ounce tubes of crescent rolls
  • 4 – 5 apples peeled, cored and cut into slices
  • 3/4 th cup of white sugar
  • 3/4 th cup of brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup of water
  • 8 tablespoons or 1 stick of butter melted

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 th cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of pecans chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Unroll crescent dough and separate into triangles, place apple at wide end of each triangle and roll dough around the apple.
  • Place in greased 9X13 baking dish and repeat until all triangles are used.
  • Next add water, brown sugar and white sugar to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Continuing to stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Next pour over dumplings. then pour the melted butter over dumplings.
  • Combine cinnamon, brown sugar, and pecans and sprinkle over dumplings. Cook for 30-35 minutes.
  • Dumplings will be soft on bottom and crisp on top. Enjoy with ice cream.
Keyword Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings
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