EASY APPLE DUMPLINGS RECIPE

Easy Apple Dumplings recipe made with just a few ingredients- one apple, brown sugar, crescent dough & lemon lime soda! Simple recipe for apple dumplings in a sweet caramel-like glaze that tastes delicious.

Country Apple Dumplings are the easiest baked apple dumplings EVER! They’re made with crescent rolls, then baked with butter-cinnamon sugar perfection- plus some 7-Up! Try them- you’ll love them! Some of the ingredients might make you wonder, but trust me on this one: these are impossibly delicious. They taste like a small piece of apple tart heaven! They’re best when served immediately, with a scoop of Cool Whip or vanilla ice cream.

Easy Apple Dumplings recipe made with just a few ingredients- one apple, brown sugar, crescent dough & lemon lime soda! Simple recipe for apple dumplings in a sweet caramel-like glaze that tastes delicious.What are the best apples to use for apple dumplings?

There are thousands of varieties of apples, so how do you choose which one to use to make apple dumplings? You want a firm, crisp and slightly tart apple. My favorites to use are Pink Lady, Honey Crisp or Fugi apples. These apples are easy to find and aren’t terribly expensive, especially if you buy them in the Fall when apples are in season. I’ve also used Gala apples in this recipe and they taste great as well! You’ll want to avoid using soft, mealy apples like Red Delicious or Golden Delicious in this recipe. Some people like using Granny Smith apples and while I love Granny Smith, I think they’re just a bit too tart for this recipe.

Use Crescent Dough to make Apple Dumpling Recipe

You’ll notice that I use crescent dough to make our apple dumplings recipe. Quite simply, using crescent dough just make these so very easy! You end up baking the dough covered apples in a sweet cinnamon sugar sauce, so it’s hard to even tell when they’re done, that you use crescent dough to make them. I encourage you to try it!

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Easy Apple Dumplings recipe made with just a few ingredients- one apple, brown sugar, crescent dough & lemon lime soda! Simple recipe for apple dumplings in a sweet caramel-like glaze that tastes delicious.Easy Apple Dumplings Recipe

  • 1 large apple {I used a Fuji- any apple will do, tart is better}
  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescent dough
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup or 6 oz. 7-Up soda or equivalent {half the can}
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2.  Cut each apple into wedges. Slice the apple skin off as well and set aside. Separate the crescent roll dough into triangles. Roll each apple wedge in crescent roll dough starting at the wide end. Pinch to seal and cover apple and place in the baking dish. {This is easier if you first pat the apple wedge dry, then wrap dough around it.}
  3.  Melt butter in a small saucepan* and stir in the sugar and cinnamon. Heat, whisking to combine. The mixture will slowly combine and thicken. When it’s thickened, remove from heat and add vanilla.
  4.  Pour cinnamon mixture over the apple dumplings. Pour soda over the dumplings.
  5. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
 *You can make the caramel sauce in the microwave simply by putting the butter, sugar and cinnamon together in a glass bowl, then microwaving for 2 minutes. Stir together as best you can, then proceed with the recipe!
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COUNTRY APPLE DUMPLINGS

Easy Apple Dumplings recipe made with just a few ingredients- one apple, brown sugar, crescent dough & lemon lime soda! Simple recipe for apple dumplings in a sweet caramel-like glaze that tastes delicious.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple dumplings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 large apple {I used a Fuji- any apple will do tart is better}
  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescent dough
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup or 6 oz. 7-Up or equivalent {half the can}

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8 baking dish. Cut each apple into 8-10 wedges. Slice the apple skin off as well and set aside.Separate the crescent roll dough into triangles. Roll each apple wedge in crescent roll dough starting at the wide end. Pinch to seal and cover apple and place in the baking dish. {This is easier if you first pat the apple wedge dry, then wrap dough around it.}
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan and stir in the sugar and cinnamon. Heat, whisking to combine. The mixture will slowly combine and thicken. When it's thickened, remove from heat and add vanilla.
  3. Pour cinnamon mixture over the apple dumplings. Pour soda over the dumplings.
  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

 *You can make the caramel sauce in the microwave simply by putting the butter, sugar and cinnamon together in a glass bowl, then microwaving for 2 minutes. Stir together as best you can, then proceed with the recipe!

Country Apple Dumplings from Crescent Rolls: Butter with a Side of BreadAssemble your ingredients. I always use real butter.

Country Apple Dumplings from Crescent Rolls: Butter with a Side of Bread
Slice the apple and cut the skin off. I just use a paring knife to do this. It’s easy and takes about a minute!
Country Apple Dumplings from Crescent Rolls: Butter with a Side of Bread
Country Apple Dumplings from Crescent Rolls: Butter with a Side of Bread
Lay out each piece of crescent dough in separate triangles. Place a slice of apple on the widest part of each crescent roll.
Wrap each apple slice up in crescent dough, pinching the edges and molding the dough so that it covers each apple slice.
Country Apple Dumplings made easy with few ingredients- an apple, brown sugar, crescent dough & lemon lime soda! Simple recipe for apple dumplings in caramel sauce that everyone loves.
Place the dumplings in a glass baking dish.
Country Apple Dumplings made easy with few ingredients- an apple, brown sugar, crescent dough & lemon lime soda! Simple recipe for apple dumplings in caramel sauce that everyone loves.
Combine the ingredients for the caramel sauce (I cook it in the microwave!) and then pour over the dumplings.
Country Apple Dumplings made easy with few ingredients- an apple, brown sugar, crescent dough & lemon lime soda! Simple recipe for apple dumplings in caramel sauce that everyone loves.
Pour the soda on top of the caramel mixture and dumplings. No need to mix- just pour it right on top!
Country Apple Dumplings made easy with few ingredients- an apple, brown sugar, crescent dough & lemon lime soda! Simple recipe for apple dumplings in caramel sauce that everyone loves.
Bake the dumplings. After baking allow them to cool about 10-15 minutes. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
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Country Apple Dumplings made easy with few ingredients- an apple, brown sugar, crescent dough & lemon lime soda! Simple recipe for apple dumplings in caramel sauce that everyone loves.
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Country Apple Dumplings made easy with few ingredients- an apple, brown sugar, crescent dough & lemon lime soda! Simple recipe for apple dumplings in caramel sauce that everyone loves.

26 COMMENTS

  1. This recipe is why I should always keep a can of crescent dough in the fridge! For when I have one measly apple and the last of some lonely, flat ginger ale in the fridge (it&#39;s never 7up, hopefully that&#39;s ok) and suddenly! Suddenly! I have the perfect ingredients to make everything smell like warm cinnamon and treat everyone to these delicious dumplings! <br />That&#39;s genius. Thank you!

    • I just decided yesterday that I am keeping a can or two of crescents stocked at all times! I keep running across all of these recipes that call for them!

  2. Hi! I&#39;ve found your blog from Summer Scraps Fab Friday Linky Party. These look gorgeous! I love easy recipes like this, but the end result looks like you&#39;ve spent some time in the kitchen. I&#39;ve pinned this and look forward to making them! <br />

  3. Oh my! Just what I&#39;ve been looking for – quick &amp; simple &amp; with apples. Tk u for sharing. Can&#39;t wait to try them. My mouth is watering. I&#39;ve been craving for something with apples.

  4. I’ve used peaches too! Delicious! And blackberries that I thicken with cornstarch and sugar…. Also delicious if you like blackberries.

  5. OMG!! these were absolutely delicious. I added 1 tsp of cinnamon, instead of the 1\2 tsp and they turned out amazing. Had all the ingredients so I figured I would give them a try. Wife wants me to make more!!!!

    • I’m so glad you liked them John! Isn’t it crazy how amazing they are- when they’re SO simple to make?! 🙂 Try them with honeycrisp apples!

  6. Mine were nicely browned on top but the bottom was gooey and uncooked. Did anyone else have this happen? Any suggestions?

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