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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (1 cup sauce)

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 15x10x1-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.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

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  • redhen1970
    Oct 27, 2016

    I doubled the sauce (huge sauce fan here) and served these to my family on a Sunday and they were adored!

  • calicocatz
    Jan 2, 2013

    I made these apple dumplings for New Year's Day and they were quite the hit! Easy to make too!

  • MapleLaine
    Dec 1, 2012

    These were amazing! Apple was firm, but tender, dumplings were soft and buttery...and the sauce was perfect with it. A big hit w/my holiday company ; )