1Heat oven to 350. Place butter in a lg baking dish, place in oven until butter is melted. remove baking dish from oven. In microwave safe bowl, microwave 1/4 cup water and sugar until sugar dissolves.
2Unroll dough onto lightly floured surface. Roll into a 10" x 14" rectangle. In bowl, combine apple pie filling, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and pecans. Spread mix over dough to w/in 1/2" of edges.
3Starting at short end, roll dough up jelly-roll style. Pressing seam to seal. Cut into 16-3/4" thick slices. Place slices in baking dish. Pour sugar mix over dumplings. Bake 35 mins, or until golden.