Crescent Apple Dumplings Recipe
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Crescent Apple Dumplings Recipe

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Kids will love helping to create this scrumptious dish, and everyone will enjoy polishing off the entire pan! It’s easy, delicious and the perfect conclusion to any meal. Vera Grovier - Rantoul, IL 
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled
  • 16 red-hot candies
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons grapefruit or citrus soda
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 228 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 264mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Unroll crescent rolls and separate into eight triangles. Cut apple into eight wedges. Place an apple wedge and two red-hots on each crescent triangle. Bring up corners of dough to center; pinch edges to seal. Place in a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, butter and vanilla; spoon over rolls. Slowly pour soda around the rolls (do not stir). Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream if desired. Yield: 8 dumplings.
Originally published as Crescent Apple Dumplings in Simple & Delicious January/February 2010, p53

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msfun User ID: 2528718 158188
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

"We don't like tart apple. I use delicious or Gala, cut in small squares. Also add nutmeg to the cinnamon (no pumpkin pie spice). 8oz mt dew works well. I'm making it tomorrow, but adding cheesecake filling (made from scratch) with the apples."

JenfromFlag User ID: 2604063 209411
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2012

"Pretty quick and easy and yummy!"

ButterbeansMom User ID: 3751282 209410
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

"Can someone explain to me exactly what it means by pouring soda around the rolls? In the pan around them or over them? And do you sprinkle the pumpkin pie spice on the rolls or on the soda? I hate to seem dense, but I'm not quite getting a mental picture! Your help is appreciated! :-)"

Bonnnie User ID: 2215305 101786
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"This is absolutely delicious and so quick and easy to make. We just love it!"

sdwannemacher User ID: 2048743 173491
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"I made this for a family get together and the whole pan was gone. You can use diet soda (mt. dew, 7-up etc.) as well to help reduce the sugar/carbs."

3mcmillans User ID: 4236342 99639
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2010

"My son loved helping with the recipe. I will be making this again."

Pat Vellino User ID: 1691201 170576
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

"Made these the other night for my family. quick, easy and delicious."

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