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Cinnamon-Pecan Apple Dumplings Recipe

Cinnamon-Pecan Apple Dumplings Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings


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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dumplings. Bake at 350° for 23-28 minutes or until golden brown and apples are tender.
  • 3. 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).
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 User ID: 4031186 256013
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2016

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

[email protected] User ID: 1348972 212640
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

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

MapleLaine User ID: 1432268 150665
Reviewed 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 ; )"

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