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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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple dumplings
Servings: 8


  • 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}


  • 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.}
  • 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.
  • Pour cinnamon mixture over the apple dumplings. Pour soda over the dumplings.
  • 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!