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Crescent Apple Dumplings

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 dumplings


  • 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


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

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  • msfun
    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
    Apr 3, 2012

    Pretty quick and easy and yummy!

  • ButterbeansMom
    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
    Feb 5, 2011

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

  • sdwannemacher
    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
    Jun 24, 2010

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

  • Pat Vellino
    Jan 5, 2010

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