Quick Apple Dumpling

  • Yield 8 servings

"I have four girls who all live out of town. Every time they call to say they are coming home, they want to know if I am going to make them apple dumplings, they love them so much."


2 medium Granny Smith apples
1 (8-count) package refrigerated crescent roll dough
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup very finely chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8-inch-square baking dish.
  2. Peel and core apples. Cut each apple into fourths. Unroll and separate crescent roll dough. Wrap each apple section in a crescent roll. Place in pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Combine butter, sugar and orange juice in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla. Pour over dumplings. Sprinkle pecans over top.
  4. Bake 30 minutes, or until crust is golden and beginning to bubble and apples are just tender when pierced with a fork.
  5. To serve, spoon some of the syrup from the baking dish over dumplings. Serve with ice cream, if desired.

– Recipe by Linda Walker, Smithville, Tenn.



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