Apple Dumplings are so delicious that deserve their own National Holiday! This version is so easy, you can prepare it in 10 minutes with only 5 ingredients.
I’m not sure why July 5th is National Apple Turnover day when apples aren’t really in season yet. However, if you’re getting tired of peaches and blueberries, you can always find apples and Apple Dumplings are fabulous any time of the year. This is a great last minute, “OMG I need to make something for dessert and I only have 10 minutes” dish. Or maybe you just don’t feel like spending any more time in the kitchen but still want something fabulous. I think it’s better than an apple turnover.
This recipe is Nana’s, my mother-in-law. She’s an awesome cook and we always have fun concocting recipes when she’s here. Sometimes, she forgets to share some of her favorite recipes with me. However, last time she was visiting, she made these for the girls and I wrote everything down so I could share them with you.
How do you make apple dumplings
Step 1: Peel, core and cut the apples into quarters.
Step 2: Separate the Crescent rolls at the perforations and place an apple wedge at the wide end. Roll the dough over the apple and place in a baking dish.
Step 3: Combine brown sugar, butter and cinnamon in a saucepan and boil for 2 minutes then pour over the apples.
Step 4: Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown and serve warm with ice cream.
That’s all there is to it, so simple and it’s pretty hard to mess up. Use whatever apple you prefer, I think an apple that’s a little tart works best. Generally I’ll use Fuji apples but Nana always uses Granny Smith.
This is a great desert to make if you are in a small apartment or don’t have a lot of kitchen supplies and it’s easy enough for any beginner to pull off. If you like Apple Dumplings, and have a little more time, try Peach Dumplings with a homemade crust.
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Apple Dumplings are so delicious that deserve their own National Holiday! This version is so easy, you can prepare it in 10 minutes with only 5 ingredients.Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
- 2 apples peeled, cored and cut into quarters
- 2 cans crescent rolls
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ¾ cup butter
- Preheat oven to 350º.
- Separate crescent rolls at perforations. Place an apple slice at the wide end and roll to the point. Place in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Repeat with remaining slices.
- In a small saucepan over medium high heat, combine butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Bring to a boil and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Pour over apple rolls.
- Bake for 20 minutes, until pastry is golden brown. Serve warm.
Try using a tart apple like Granny Smith or Fuji
Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 556IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg