Apple Dumplings

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When it comes to apple desserts, it takes a lot to impress me.  I’m just not a huge fan of the texture of a cooked apple, but that was before I met my friend called apple dumpling.  She’s warm, sweet, and a little flaky, but hey… who isn’t these days!?!?  Seriously, these little babies are my all-time favorite apple dessert now.  They are warm, gooey, and the crunchy part with the sugar on top… good graccious!  And easy – it really probably couldn’t get any easier.  You put some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream with these babies and prepare to be amazed.  I know it sounds weird with the Sprite and all, but just trust me.  These things will make your tongue slap your brains out, as my sweet BigMama used to say.

Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • 1 8-count tube of crescent rolls (8 oz)
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 6 oz Sprite

Instructions

  1. Core and peel apple into eight slices.  (I used one of these handy little apple slicers and got the job done in one whack.)
  2. Open can of crescent rolls and unroll. Place one apple slice on the wide end of one crescent and roll it up in the crescent.
  3. Place into a greased 8×8 (or 9×9) pan.  Continue with other rolls.
  4. In a small bowl combine melted butter, sugar, cinnamon, and flour and mix until just combined.
  5. Spoon over each crescent.
  6. Pour Sprite into empty space in the middle of pan (NOT over the crescents).
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes or until crescents are golden brown.
  8. Serve warm with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Apple Dumplings
 
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Serves: 8 dumplings
Ingredients
  • 1 apple
  • 1 8-count tube of crescent rolls (8 oz)
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • ¾ cups sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1½ tablespoons flour
  • 6 oz Sprite
Instructions
  1. Core and peel apple into eight slices. (I used one of these handy little apple slicers and got the job done in one whack.)
  2. Open can of crescent rolls and unroll. Place one apple slice on the wide end of one crescent and roll it up in the crescent.
  3. Place into a greased 8×8 (or 9×9) pan. Continue with other rolls.
  4. In a small bowl combine melted butter, sugar, cinnamon, and flour and mix until just combined.
  5. Spoon over each crescent.
  6. Pour Sprite into empty space in the middle of pan (NOT over the crescents).
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes or until crescents are golden brown.
  8. Serve warm with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
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  1. I have made this 4 times in the past and everytime I make it, everyone wants the recipe. They are beyond yummilicious!!!!!!! LOVE them

  2. Oh cool, I haven’t seen them done quite like this. (The smaller portions.) Very nice recipe.

  3. Winnie Mom says:

    These are so easy and I too get rave reviews. Mine have a little twist by using Mt. Dew Code Red instead of Sprite. I quarter the apples for more apple in each bite so I’d use 2 apples instead of one. Any way you do it makes a quick and simple but elegant tasting dessert.

  4. These we awesome! Must admit i was apprehensive when they went the oven, but boy did that change when they came out! Thanks for another keeper recipe & Merry Christmas!

  5. I finally got the opportunity to make these today. All I can say is “amazing!” this is such a simple and delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing this.

  6. I made these dumplings last night and they were awesome! I love your website and want to thank you for sharing your recipes.

  7. These are different than my mother made, but seem to be more appropriately portioned. Mom used whole peeled and cored apples wrapped in pie crust while these are apple slices wrapped in crescent rolls. Otherwise, the concept is the same. Well, and she used a spiced sugar-water syrup and this uses Sprite to create that.

    What exactly does the sprite do that a water syrup won’t?

    If this posts twice, I apologize. It said my request had timed out.

    • I’m not sure that it would make a whole lot of difference, Wendy. The carbonation may yield a lighter texture, but that’s all I can imagine that it would change.

      • The sprite also just makes one less step, you do not have to make the simple syrup. That increases the appeal to many people that just want the recipe to be as simple as possible. This one is simple and yummy.

  8. I have made these numerous times but your way is easier. I was putting “squeeze” Parkay inside the crescent, rolling each apple piece in sugar/cinnamon before rolling up then putting the Parkay on top of each roll and sprinkling sugar & cinnamon over top. Also, I use Mello Yello but I have also seen other recipes with OJ. I have made them with peaches as well and my husband is asking me to try blueberry pie filling and other trials. I’m sure they will all be delicious, just a little messier than the apples. I’m with you, I had just about written off apple recipes other than fried pies but this is really good!!

  9. can I substitue lt br sugar in sauce?

  10. I’ve been making these for years. My sauce calls for Mountain Dew, but does not have flour in it. These are the easiest and most requested fall recipe I make …besides my pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting.

  11. I’ve made this recipe using Mt. Dew and it is wonderful. However last night I needed something a bit less gooey so I just rolled the apple slices in cinnamon/sugar and placed it on the dough with a little pat of butter and rolled them up. Baked them for about 15 min. They were just right and didn’t require silverware. These could go in a lunch box.

  12. B everly Shaffer says:

    I MADE THESE DUMPLINGS HIS WEKK AND THEY ARE DELICIOUS! THANKS STACEY,FOR YOUR AWESOME WEBSITE AND RECIPES! BLESISNGS!

  13. Jenny Taylor says:

    I made this recipe this afternoon for my little brother who was craving apple dumplings. The only difference was that I made 4 packs of crescent rolls but only doubled the wet mixture. I n addition, I used half brown sugar/half white sugar. Here’s the big kicker. I didnt have any mountain dew or sprite in the house, but I found a bottle of Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Apple Beer and I used that instead…OMG, super delicious!!

  14. This is really awesome!! Thanks for sharing this recipe:) My husband loved it! I have to say this is one of the best and easiest apple recipes I’ve found. Now,I didn’t have any sprite around so I used Vanilla Coke but it still tasted amazing. I will use sprite next time. Thank you again!!

  15. I am wondering if you can use like cherry pie filling and replace sprite with cherry coke or pepsi……just a thought.

    I love just about anything with dumplings. So I will be trying this soon.

    Tammy

  16. These sound amazing and simple to make. I have a apple crisp recipe that my family loves, but this would be much quicker to make in a pinch. Do you prefer the Great Value crescent rolls over Pillsbury? I’ve only ever used Pillsbury, out of habit, but I would have no issue switching if the GV brand is flakier/tastier. They appear to be flakier based on how they look in your pictures. Is there a noticeable difference between the two brands, in your opinion?

    Pink Lady apples are my absolute favorite apples to bake with! They provide the perfect flavor and texture in the end product, in my opinion. 😀

    • Honestly, I usually just buy whatever is cheapest. I’ve not seen a big difference between them.

      • Okay, thanks. I made these last night and they were delicious! I saw someone mention that they cut the apples in fourths. I’m going to try that next time to see if I like it better with more apple in each dumpling.

        • So glad you enjoyed them!

          • Had to share. My husband came home from work yesterday and asked if there were any more of those “apple things” left over. I said, “You mean the apple dumplings?” He said, “Yeah…..those things….hubba hubba!” Oh my gosh, I was laughing so hard! He REALLY likes them.

            I also made the stuffed mushrooms from your cookbook. OH MY GOSH! I tried to find them here in order to leave feed back for those, but didn’t see them. So, I’m assuming they are only in your cookbook. Well, we’ve tried several stuffed mushroom recipes over the years trying to find one that could be our go-to stuffed mushroom recipe, and every recipe we’ve tried over the years fell short in one way or another – just didn’t quite hit the spot. We were all drooling over these, and the recipe was immediately requested. My husband shouted out a claim for the last mushroom before they disappeared because we all kept reaching for “just one more”. Our taste buds were dancing while eating these amazing morsels of food! I am so happy to have found ‘our’ go-to stuffed mushroom recipe…finally. Thank you.

          • Ha! That’s hilarious! It just makes me grin to know you made him such a happy man with my recipe!

            As for the mushrooms, you’re right. That recipe is only in the book. Aren’t they delicious!?!? I love being anyone’s go-to for stuff like this so I’m just tickled y’all have found a recipe that you love – and that it’s my recipe! Ha! Y’all enjoy!

  17. Abby lady says:

    Can you make and bake the nite before, and warm up for breakfast?

  18. Would it work to cut and roll the apples the night before, use press n seal and add liquid the next morning and bake?

  19. I just made these tonight with our apples from the orchard!! Everyone loved them! Great recipe and so quick and easy! Thank You!

  20. Made these this weekend and they were wonderful. The best apple dumplings I have made. So easy and sooooo good…you can’t beat that combo!!

  21. I made these many times. This time I tried something different. I added a slice of brie to the top when they came out of the oven. They we anazing.

  22. Kelly Satterly says:

    THIS WAS SO EASY AND DELICIOUS AND AMAZING, I AM SO GLAD I CAME UPON THIS RECIPE I WILL BE MAKING THIS AGAIN!

  23. Just pulled from one..can hardly wait to cool off so I can dig in!

  24. Which kind of Apple do you favor for this? Thanks for sharing!

  25. They look delicious! But in Australia we don’t have crescent roll in a tube! What kind of pastry is it? What is a crescent roll? We have different frozen pastry sheets ie puff, short, phillo.

  26. Zoe Spruston says:

    When I made these I did not have sprite so i substituted it with Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider and it tastes just as good, if not better!

  27. Danys Milian says:

    can I make these a day ahead?

  28. These are seriously the best ever. I made some caramel to put on top and oh man, so good.

  29. Salted or butter? Real butter or margarine?

  30. Can these be made a day ahead, refrigerated and eat the next day cold? Or is this a warm dessert only? Thanks.

  31. Made these for a party last night. What a big hit!! I was going to double it so I did double the butter, etc. But then used tree apples and three pkges cresents. Still wonderful and from what people said not too sweet. Will definitely make these again and again.

  32. Glenda Jones says:

    Been making these for years but I use orange juice instead of sprite and sometimes add walnuts or pecans on top.

  33. Great! Got all the fixins now:) Going to bake them up this afternoon, Yum can’t wait^^; Thanks Stacey!

  34. Making these for work in the morning…would it be okay to make up the apple crescents tonight then pour liquid on in the morning and bake?

  35. Morgan Hazelton says:

    Just made these for a potluck tonight! They are in the oven and they smell so good! I added a touch of vanilla to the sugar mix, so I hope it still tastes as wonderful as everyone says, and I used apple pie spice instead of just cinnamon! Thanks for the recipe!

  36. I have made these several times but switched them up to make sugar free for my diabetic parents. I use diet soda and coconut oil and coconut sugar. also have made them using peaches and pears. great recipe!!!

  37. thanks for sharing!..they look delicious and i just happen to have crescent rolls and apples i need to do something with…we dont do dessert much anymore but we have to try these..i’m a little worried about the crescent rolls being gooey but i’m gonna trust y’all

  38. hi…i’m drolling just to see this fabulous recipe, and im tempted to make it….but i wonder about the sprite….what do u mean sprite? the beberage??and also…where i live i dont have the crescent rolled dough…can i make my own pie dough and use it instead??

  39. My son made these once and Everyone liked them so much he has to make them now every time he Comes home to visit!!! Delish!!!!

  40. Hey all, they sound so fab and easy and I really want to try them but sorry; what is a crescent?? Is it ready puff pastry?.. Many thanks everyone :).

  41. any thoughts on a substitute for the Sprite? I can’t use anything with high fructose corn syrup. Would apple cider work, or is the carbonation important? Thanks!!

  42. ihave made these dumplings twice in the last two weeks. I’m also making them this Sunday for a church dinner,I have to double the recipe.thanks so much for sharing.

  43. Oh my goodness, I tried this recipe with Apples, peaches, strawberries and Sweet potatoes my family enjoy them very much, which one the best I cannot answer .Thanks for sharing .

  44. I wonder how many calories each one of these has? Oh well, they sure look good! I’ll make them just to see how they turn out.

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