Apple Crescent Dumplings

"AWESOME! A wonderful dessert that will surely please! The crescent rolls provide a quick and easy method in preparing this treat! Has an apple-cinnamony flavor that is superb!"
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photo by Aunt Paula photo by Aunt Paula
photo by Aunt Paula photo by Aunt Paula
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Ready In:


  • 2 apples (cooking type)
  • 1 (10 ounce) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 12 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12 cup butter
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 12 cup water
  • 12 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Peel and core apples. Cut each apple into quarters, having a total of 8 pieces.
  • Separate crescent rolls. Wrap an apple quarter in each roll. Place in a 9 x 9 inch square baking dish. Using fingers sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine butter, sugar, water and orange juice. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour over dumplings.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Spoon liquid in baking pan over the hot dumplings and serve. Suggestion: Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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  1. Couldn't resist making this one, as we love apples around here and this was so easy to make. Loved everything about this recipe! I took Paula's advice and used brown sugar instead of plain sugar and they were awesome! Had with a huge scoop of Vanilla bean ice cream for one heck of a yummy dessert! Into my keeper file this one goes!
  2. This was such an easy recipe but a fantastic result!! Everyone loved it!! I made a vanilla sauce with it; perfect together!!
  3. Great and easy. Did not have oranges so used clementines. It needed to cook longer than 20 minutes in order for the juice to thicken a bit. Will keep on my list.
  4. My husband and son loved this. So easy with a great end result!
  5. Wow, i cannot believe how good these were. who knew something as simple as crescent rolls could turn out such a fabulous dessert! Wish i could give these 10 stars for ease of preperation alone. YUM!


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