By ROOTPHP Aug 28, 2023


For the Dumplings:

  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
  • 2 cans (8 oz each) crescent roll dough
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extractInstructions:
    1. Prepare the Apples:
      • Preheat your oven to 350ยฐF (175ยฐC).
      • Cut each apple into 8 slices. Set aside.
    2. Assemble the Dumplings:
      • Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll dough triangle, starting from the wide end. Place the wrapped apples in a buttered 9ร—13-inch baking dish.
    3. Prepare the Sauce:
      • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Stir well and let it cook for a few minutes until the mixture is smooth.
    4. Pour the Sauce:
      • Pour the sauce over the wrapped apple dumplings in the baking dish.
    5. Bake:
      • Bake in the preheated oven for about 35-45 minutes, or until the dumplings are golden brown and the sauce is bubbling.
    6. Make the Sauce for Serving:
      • In a separate saucepan, combine the ingredients for the serving sauce (sugar, water, and vanilla extract). Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer for a few minutes until the sugar is dissolved.
    7. Serve:
      • Once the apple dumplings are baked, remove them from the oven. Serve them warm, drizzled with the warm serving sauce.

    These Pioneer Womanโ€™s Apple Dumplings are a delightful dessert that combines tender apples, flaky crescent roll dough, and a sweet and buttery sauce. Enjoy the comforting flavors that make this recipe a classic favorite.

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