Apple Dumplings Taste Like Fall

Most of my holidays revolve around food, so I’m celebrating National Apple Dumpling Day today with this super-simple recipe for homemade apple dumplings. It takes minutes to put together, just a few more minutes to cook, and you have a delicious dessert to share with your family.

I made these last week, and they were a big hit. My husband re-heated them for breakfast.

Be sure to spoon the juice from the dish over the tops of the dumplings when you serve them. They’re delicious with whipped cream or ice cream (what isn’t?).

Easy Apple Dumplings

  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored, quartered
  • 1 can Crescent Rolls
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 stick butter


  1. Grease a 9 x 9 inch casserole dish. Wrap each apple wedge in a crescent roll and pinch together so it is completely encased in the dough. Arrange evenly in dish.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat combine orange juice, sugar, cinnamon and butter. Pour over dumplings.
  3. Set oven to 350 F and bake apple dumplings 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm with sauce.

Recipe can be doubled.

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