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apple dumpling in a white plate with vanilla ice cream on top
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5 from 16 votes

Apple Dumplings

An easy crescent roll recipe with apples and a sweet sauce with brown sugar and apple cider.
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 serving
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $8


  • 2 medium apples any kind
  • 2 cans crescent rolls 8 rolls each
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 cups (400g) packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (57g) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Peel apples. Core apples and cut each into 8 pieces.
  • Unroll crescent rolls. Place one apple slice on each crescent roll and sprinkle with a pinch of brown sugar (rest of brown sugar will go in sauce). Wrap up the apple slice in the crescent roll. Place in prepared pan.
  • Heat apple cider with remaining brown sugar and butter until butter melts and mixture just comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon, vanilla and salt.
  • Pour mixture over crescent rolls in pan. Bake until golden and bubbly, approximately 20-30 minutes. Mixture will be still wet when you remove from the oven but will thicken as it cools.
  • Serve warm or room temperature, plain or with ice cream. Store leftovers in refrigerator for up to 3 days.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

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