apple dumplings

★★★★★ 25
a recipe by
Laura Davis
Rusk, TX

Serve this with vanilla ice cream. This recipe could very easily be made for a diabetic, using Diet Sprite and Splenda.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Who knew 1 large apple, a can of crescent roll dough, and a few basic ingredients would make a dessert for a crowd. This is a simple and fun recipe. Each dumpling holds a chunk of apple. The dumpling bakes firm around the apple and has a sugary cinnamon crunch outside. The addition of Sprite is clearly some sort of magic trick because the apples in this recipe cooked absolutely perfectly in just a short amount of time. Buttery and sweet, the sauce has a hint of cinnamon. We served this rich dessert with vanilla ice cream but they'd be delicious alone.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 25
serves 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For apple dumplings

  • 1 lg
    apple, peeled and cut into 8 slices
  • 1 can
    crescent dinner rolls
  • 1 stick
    butter or oleo (which is margarine but butter is way better)
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 can
    Sprite (12 oz)

How To Make apple dumplings

  • Wrapping crescent dough around apple slice.
    Wrap 1 piece of apple in 1 crescent roll.
  • Apples placed in a baking dish.
    Line in pan about 1/2 inch apart.
  • Butter, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla in a saucepan.
    Next, mix together butter/oleo, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  • Cooking until butter is melted.
    Cook until sugary on med heat.
  • Pouring butter mixture over apples.
    Pour over apple dumplings.
  • Pouring Sprite into the baking dish.
    Pour Sprite down through dumplings, not on top.
  • Baking apple dumplings in the oven.
    Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 min.