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Cinnamon-Pecan Apple Dumplings

 Cinnamon-Pecan Apple Dumplings
The sweet dessert dumplings are easy to make and especially delicious. I recommend making extra sauce—people can’t seem to get enough of it. —Cynthia Gonzales, Mercedes, Texas
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 4 small Granny Smith apples, peeled and halved
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ORANGE SAUCE:
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted

Directions

  • Unroll crescent dough and separate into eight triangles. Wrap one
  • triangle around each apple half. Place on a greased 15-in. x 10-in.
  • x 1-in. baking pan, flat side down.
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dumplings. Bake at 350°
  • for 23-28 minutes or until golden brown and apples are tender.
  • For sauce, in a small saucepan, combine orange juice and sugar; bring
  • to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until
  • liquid is reduced to about 1/2 cup, stirring frequently. Remove from
  • the heat; gradually stir in butter just until blended. Serve warm
  • with warm dumplings; sprinkle with pecans. Yield: 8 servings (1 cup
  • sauce).