Apple Crescent Dumplings

Flaky butter crusted apple crescent dumplings are spiced to perfection. They are warm, cozy, and melt-in-your-mouth tasty!

Apple crescent dumplings are the perfect treat to bring in the season. Just whip up a cup of hot apple cider or hot chocolate and enjoy some leaf pile jumping and all the feels of fall!

A casserole pan full of crescent roll apple dumplings

the perfect treat for Apple season

Apple season is one of our favs!

The air is getting cooler and crisper (even in AZ although maybe a little later than everyone else), and all of the best holidays are on the horizon.

We love to go apple picking and then use those to whip up all kinds of apple goodness. The kids are obsessed with homemade applesauce, but we do love all of the apple treats.

Apple crescent dumplings are one of those treats we love. They are super simple to whip up and are full of the fall flavors everyone loves!

Ingredients for apple crescent dumplings recipe

how to make Apple Crescent Dumplings

PREP. Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Peel and core the apples, and cut each apple into 8 pieces, to make 16 pieces total.

ROLL. Lay the crescent rolls out and place an apple slice at the bottom of each crescent roll. Roll up the dough toward the point and place seam-side down in the prepared baking dish. Repeat with the remaining crescent rolls.

SEASON. In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Pour the butter mixture over the dumplings, covering them evenly.

BAKE. Pour the sprite into the spaces between the dumplings (not directly over the dumplings) and around the sides of the pan. Bake 33-36 minutes, or until golden brown. Let the apple crescent dumplings stand 15 minutes before serving.

Rolling apple slices inside crescent roll dough

Recipe Tips

Keep these tips in mind when making this recipe…

  • Apples: Any type of apple will work, but Granny Smith my apple of choice. The tartness of the apples pair well with the sweetness of the dessert. They are also a crisper apple and will hold their shape. You can also use Honeycrisp or Braeburn.
  • Soda: is not added for taste instead it is used to help keep the bottom of the dumplings from burning. It also aids in mixing the cinnamon and sugar and offers overall moisture to the dish.
Apple dumplings made with crescent rolls inside a white casserole dish

Variations

  • Add additional spices, such as ¼ tsp of nutmeg to the cinnamon. You can even replace the cinnamon with an equal amount of pumpkin pie spice.
  • In place of sprite you can use 7 UP or ginger ale.
  • Roll up a few chocolate chips along with the apple slice.
  • Top each dumpling with a dollop of whipped cream. Drizzle them with caramel sauce. Serve with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. 
  • For an extra apple-y version make your apple slices larger or place two slices in each dough roll.  
Apple crescent dumplings in baking pan

How to Store

STORE covered leftovers in the fridge for 2-3 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven. 

I haven’t tried freezing these before baking, but you can totally FREEZE them after baking. 

  • Pan: Use a freezer safe pan. After baking them allow them to cool then wrap with plastic wrap and again with aluminum foil. Freeze for 1-2 months.
  • Individual: Allow the apple crescent dumplings to cool. Wrap each dumpling in a fold top sandwich bag. At this point you can store them together in a freezer Ziploc or wrap each one with foil.
Apple crescent dumplings on a white plate

For more Apple Desserts try:

Apple Crescent Dumplings Recipe

Flaky butter crusted apple crescent dumplings are spiced to perfection. They are warm, cozy, and melt-in-your-mouth tasty!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 33 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 244 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 medium green apples
  • 2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
  • ¾ cup butter melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup Sprite
  • whipped cream optional
  • caramel sauce optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Peel and core the apples, and cut each apple into 8 pieces, to make 16 pieces total. Lay the crescent rolls out and place an apple slice at the bottom of each crescent roll. Roll up the dough toward the point and place seam-side down in the prepared baking dish. Repeat with the remaining crescent rolls.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Pour the butter mixture over the dumplings, covering them evenly.
  • Pour the sprite into the spaces between the dumplings (not directly over the dumplings) and around the sides of the pan.
  • Bake 33-36 minutes, or until golden brown. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

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About the Author

Alicia Skousen

Hi! I’m Alicia and I blog at The Baker Upstairs. I am in love with all things food! I love to bake bread, cupcakes, cookies… you name it! When I’m not baking, I am running after my two adorable little girls, working as an RN, knitting, reading, and trying to squeeze in time with my husband every day.

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