Apple Dumplings

★★★★★ 24 Reviews
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By Laura Davis
from 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
serves 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake


  • 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

  • 1
    Wrap 1 piece of apple in 1 crescent roll.
  • 2
    Line in pan about 1/2 inch apart.
  • 3
    Next, mix together butter/oleo, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  • 4
    Cook until sugary on med heat.
  • 5
    Pour over apple dumplings.
  • 6
    Pour Sprite down through dumplings, not on top.
  • 7
    Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 min.