Simple Apple Dumplings Recipe

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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.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Simple Apple Dumplings in Quick Cooking September/October 2001, p19

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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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