Easy Apple Dumplings

Warm, tender granny smith apples wrapped in pastry, sprinkled with cinnamon, and soaked in a sweet, buttery sauce. Top with a good quality vanilla ice cream and these apple dumplings will easily become a favorite!

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Warm, tender granny smith apples wrapped in pastry, sprinkled with cinnamon, and soaked in a sweet, buttery sauce. Top with a good quality vanilla ice cream and these apple dumplings will easily become a favorite!

I love reading food blogs and I feel like a winner every time I found a recipe that is a keeper, like this Apple Dumplings recipe from Pioneer Woman. They taste 10x more delicious than how you see it in the photo, believe me.

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“The texture and taste of these apple dumplings are addicting –  crispy on top but so soft in the bottom… the feeling of warm and soft apples with the cold, smooth vanilla ice cream.”

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These apple dumplings my husband’s  favorite. He’s not into apples but he can devour these dumplings easily. And because this is incredibly easy to make, this recipe is a good dessert option to prepare when feeding a crowd. Let’s go through the steps, shall we?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 granny smith apples
  • 2 cans crescent rolls (8 dough slices each in each pack)
  • 126 grams (2 sticks) salted butter
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 255 milliliters (12oz) Mountain Dew soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
  • your favorite vanilla ice cream (not in photo)

To my fellow Canada dwellers out there, you can use Canada Dry if that’s what you have in hand.

Mis en Place

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Peel and cut each apple into 8 pieces. Cut the crescent rolls according to package directions and wrap an apple slice in each dough.

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Butter a 9×13 baking dish and place the wrapped apple dumplings. Set aside.

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In a saucepan, melt the butter then add sugar and vanilla. Stir a little just to combine. Bring to a boil then turn off the heat. The mixture should be lumpy and grainy.

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Pour the butter-sugar-vanilla mixture over the top of the dumplings, making sure to coat them thoroughly.

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Lastly pour the soda. Yes, it will be soupy but it’s gonna thicken up like a syrup after baking.

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Sprinkle with cinnamon on top and bake at 350 F/ 175 C for about 30-45 minutes.

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You should be looking at brown and crispy tops after baking, soaked in a syrupy, buttery sauce. Mmmmmm! 🙂

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Now it’s a must to serve these apple dumplings warm and with a good quality french vanilla ice cream. Bon Appetit!

Easy Apple Dumplings

Warm, tender granny smith apples wrapped in pastry, sprinkled with cinnamon, and soaked in a sweet, buttery sauce. Top with a good quality vanilla ice cream and these apple dumplings will easily become a favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 whole granny smith apples
  • 2 cans Crescent rolls 8 dough slice in each pack
  • 126 grams 2 sticks salted butter
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 355 milliliters 12oz Mountain Dew soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • Vanilla Ice Cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F / 175 C.
  • Peel and cut each apple into 8 pieces. Cut the crescent rolls according to package directions and wrap an apple slice in each dough.
  • Butter a 9×13 baking dish and place the wrapped apple dumplings. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter then add sugar and vanilla. Stir a little just to combine. Bring to a boil then turn off the heat. The mixture should be lumpy and grainy.
  • Pour the butter-sugar-vanilla mixture over the top of the dumplings, making sure to coat them thoroughly.
  • Pour the soda. It will be soupy but it’s gonna thicken up like a syrup after baking.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon on top and bake at 350 F/ 175 C for about 30-45 minutes. The tops should be slightly crispy and golden brown.
  • Best eaten at warm temperature with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Pour a bit of sauce over the top.

Notes

(Note 1)Best to be consumed within the day, but can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days.
(Note 2) Rewarm dumplings (with the sauce) in the microwave at low power at 30 second intervals or use defrost mode for 1-2 minutes.

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