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Simple Apple Dumplings Recipe

An old-fashioned apple dish gets an updated treatment with convenient crescent rolls. "These delicious dumplings are a time-saving treat for dessert or brunch," notes Jean Killen of Loretto, Tennessee.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice


  • 1. Unroll crescent dough and separate into eight triangles. Roll up one apple wedge in each triangle; pinch edges to seal. Place in a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, bring sugar, orange juice and butter to a boil. Pour over dumplings (dumplings will float to the top). Sprinkle with apple pie spice. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 338 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 339mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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JoCoRoKo User ID: 7112903 31344
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013

"Nice and easy..good to go."

calisews User ID: 1386239 55865
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

"I make this recipe over and over again. My kids have always loved it and request it often. I will say, this recipe makes a large amount of syrup. You can easily double the recipe, the dumpling part, and have enough syrup for it."

mapanda User ID: 274298 126005
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2008

"I made these apple dumplings today, and have to say they are very good, and easy to make too.


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