Apple Dumplings

DSCN2123When you look in my fridge right now you see Ground Chuck and Crescent Rolls.  I know a lot of you are the same way after the great sale at Publix this week.  I have a few recipes for the Crescent Rolls up my sleeve.  A couple of them are super cute Halloween Recipes for the kids.  They will be on your way in the weeks to come.

I have been really lucky to receive some great emails from my readers in the past couple weeks.  I am super lucky because some of you have included your recipes.  I love it when you all send me recipes.   Not only does it give me a chance to try something I may not have in the past.  It gives me a glimpse into the kinds of things you all like to make for your families.

I opened a great email from Angela Owens this morning.  She sent me this recipe for Apple Dumplings using the Crescent rolls.  The minute a read it I knew it was a keeper.  My hubby is home.  I read it to him and he said, “So, you are going to make them today…right?!”

I made them for dessert.  I tweaked the recipe just a tad.  It really didn’t need tweaking!  They are DELICIOUS!  So much so everyone complained that there weren’t more.  So I have a big THANK YOU to Angela for sending me the recipe.  My husband and kids also thank you!

Here is Angela’s yummy recipe so you all can try it! OH, I almost forgot.  This recipe will cost you practically nothing this week.  Especially with all the rolls in the fridge!

Apple Dumplings

Printable Version Here

Special Thanks to Angela Owens

  • 1 – 8 ounce can crescent rolls (or 2 small cans)
  • 2 – lg. apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 – stick butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • ice cream or whipped cream (optional) DSCN2086

Separate crescent roll dough into 4 rectangles being sure to seal seams well. I used a rolling pin.  It sealed the seams across the middle perfectly.DSCN2102

Place about ½ cup chopped apple in the center and pull corners to rectangle over apple.DSCN2099

Pinch dough together, sealing all seams. DSCN2100

Place in lightly greased 9″ square baking dish.DSCN2104
Brush with melted butter (You can also drizzle.)DSCN2106
Combine sugar and cinnamon.DSCN2108

Sprinkle sugar over dumplings.DSCN2109

Pour orange juice into dish.DSCN2110

Cover with foil.DSCN2111

Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes. DSCN2120

Serve hot with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.  Oh how I wish I had some Vanilla Ice Cream to go with these!

Serves 4.

My brain starting running after these came out of the oven.  You could also make this with peaches.  Or add Pecans and Raisins to the filling.  There are so many options!

Dairy Free

For those of you who would like the Dairy Free recipe.  Pillsbury crescent rolls are dairy free!  I just found this out myself and was so happy!  Just use dairy free margarine instead of butter and you are good to go!


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  1. ashley says

    These look wonderful!! I can’t wait to try these. I also use a very similiar recipe using sweet potatoes which is absolutely delicious!!

    • says

      Hmmm. I would love the Sweet Potato recipe if you don’t mind sharing. That sounds interesting! Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think when you try them!


  2. says

    That looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it! I will prob use the cheap I can’t believe it’s not butter sticks from a while back. Also yeah peaches from the buy theirs get ours sale would work too! (I actually got raisins with my dr pepper overage so that would also work!) Thanks!

    • says


      I would have never thought to use Mt Dew. That sounds different. I wouldn’t half the recipe. If I made it again I might double it. They are so good. Thanks for reading!


  3. Jo says

    These are really good!! I made them last night and everyone in the family loved them! I used apple juice instead of the orange juice, just because that’s what I had on hand…absolutely terrific. Will definitely put this in my keeper file! Thank you soooo much for the recipe…anxious to try other fruits now.

  4. alisia says

    I just made these made the house smell great and my 10 year old loved them. Actually we all loved it. I actually add quick oats to the top of brown sugar and I used pillsbury pie crust instead. Turned out well. I need to put in more apples next time.

  5. Jen says

    I can’t wait to try these! I wish I wasn’t at work right now so I could get to it! Thanks for all of the delicious recipes! I already planned on making your granola this week.

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