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Classic Baked Apple Dumplings

Classic Baked Apple Dumplings


Classic Baked Apple Dumplings – Nothing says home like the sweet. And the comforting aroma of Classic Baked Apple Dumplings. Baking in the oven. This delightful dessert. Featuring ingredients like fresh Granny Smith apples, buttery crescent rolls, and a hint of cinnamon. Is a true treat. Perfect for cozy evenings. These dumplings combine simple ingredients. To create something truly magical.

Classic Baked Apple Dumplings

I still vividly remember the first time. I made these apple dumplings. It was a chilly evening. And I wanted something warm. And comforting. To end our family dinner. As the dumplings baked. Their aroma filled the house. Drawing everyone to the kitchen. In anticipation. When I finally served them. Topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The smiles and content sighs. Around the table. Said it all. My husband. Who’s a tough critic. And my little one. Whose eyes light up. At the sight of desserts. Both declared it. A new favorite.

What makes this Classic Baked Apple Dumplings truly special?

These Classic Baked Apple Dumplings are wonderfully easy to make. And delightfully delicious. Perfect for any occasion. Using ready-made crescent rolls. And tart Granny Smith apples. This recipe is simple. Yet impressive. The unique addition of fizzy soda. Like Mountain Dew. Or Sprite. Adds a special zest. To the dumplings. Making them stand out. From traditional desserts. Whether served at a family gathering. Or a casual get-together. These dumplings are guaranteed. To be a crowd-pleaser.

Classic Baked Apple Dumplings

What You Need To Make This Classic Baked Apple Dumplings Recipe?

Granny Smith Apples: These apples are just right for baking. Because they’re tart. And hold their shape well. You’ll slice each apple into eight pieces. Perfect for wrapping in dough.

Crescent Rolls: Our shortcut to easy, flaky dumplings. They wrap around the apple slices. And bake into golden layers. Like homemade. But easier!

Butter: It makes everything better, right? Melted butter mixes with sugar. And vanilla. To create a rich, gooey sauce. That soaks into the dumplings.

Sugar: A cup of sugar sweetens the sauce. Blending beautifully with the butter. And vanilla. For that caramel-like goodness.

Vanilla Extract: Adds a cozy, warm flavor. A little goes a long way. In enhancing the sweetness of the dish.

Cinnamon: Sprinkle as much as you like. For a warm, spicy note. That’s perfect with apples.

Mountain Dew or Sprite: A quirky twist. That adds a zesty tang. Making the dumplings uniquely delicious. And balancing the sweetness.

Classic Baked Apple Dumplings

Steps To Make Classic Baked Apple Dumplings:

Step 1: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Generously grease two 9×13 baking dishes.

Step 2: Peel and core the apples, then cut each apple into 8 even slices. Take a slice of apple and snugly wrap it in a crescent roll. Place it in your prepared dish. Repeat with all apple slices.

Step 3: In a bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla extract until well combined. Drizzle this sweet mixture over the rolled apples.

Step 4: Gently pour the soda around the edges of the pan, taking care not to wash off the sugar mixture. Dust the tops with cinnamon for that extra spice kick.

Step 5: Bake in the preheated oven for about 40-45 minutes, or until the dumplings turn golden brown and puffy. Serve warm, topped with ice cream, and drizzled with the delicious sauce from the pan.

Classic Baked Apple Dumplings


Chill Your Crescent Rolls Before Use: To make handling easier. And to ensure your dumplings have the best texture. Keep your crescent roll dough refrigerated. Until just before you’re ready to use it. Cold dough will be less sticky. And easier to work with. Allowing you to wrap your apple slices. More neatly. This also helps the dumplings. Maintain their shape better. As they bake. Resulting in a flakier. More appealing pastry.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use other types of apples?

Yes. You can use other firm apples. Like Fuji or Honeycrisp. If Granny Smith isn’t available. Just make sure. They’re not too ripe. To maintain the texture.

What can I substitute for the soda?

If you prefer not to use soda. A simple syrup of sugar. And water with a touch of lemon. Can work as a good substitute.

How can I store leftovers?

Leftover dumplings can be stored in an airtight container. In the refrigerator. For up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven. Or microwave. Until warm.

Classic Baked Apple Dumplings
Classic Baked Apple Dumplings

Classic Baked Apple Dumplings

Imagine tucking into a plate of Classic Baked Apple Dumplings. Each piece a perfect harmony of tender, tart Granny Smith apples. Wrapped in golden, flaky pastry. As you cut through the crust. The warm, buttery aroma of cinnamon. And vanilla wafts up. Mingling with the unexpectedly delightful zest. From a splash of soda. It’s a simple, nostalgic dessert. That transforms everyday ingredients. Into a comforting treat. Sparking memories of family gatherings. And cozy autumn evenings. Every bite invites you. To savor the blend of textures. And flavors. That make this dish. A heartwarming favorite.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Classic Baked Apple Dumplings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 16 SERVINGS


  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 8 oz cans crescent rolls
  • 1 c butter melted
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • 1 12 oz can Mountain Dew soda (or Sprite)


  • Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray two 9×13 baking dishes. With cooking spray.
  • Prepare the Apples: Peel and core the apples. Cut each apple into 8 slices. Wrap each slice in a crescent roll. And place it in the prepared baking dish.
  • Make the Sauce: In a small bowl. Mix the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla extract. Pour this mixture evenly. Over the wrapped apples. In the baking dishes.
  • Add Soda and Cinnamon: Pour Mountain Dew. Or Sprite. Around the edges of the pan. Being careful not to wash away the sugar mixture. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top.
  • Bake: Place the baking dishes in the preheated oven. And bake for 40-45 minutes. Or until the dumplings are golden brown. And the pastry is puffy.
  • Serve: Enjoy the dumplings warm. Ideally with a scoop of ice cream. And some of the sauce from the pan. Spooned over the top.


To enjoy these Classic Baked Apple Dumplings gluten-free. Simply substitute the crescent rolls. With a gluten-free crescent roll dough. Which you can find at most grocery stores. Also, ensure that your vanilla extract is certified gluten-free. As some brands may contain additives. These straightforward swaps. Allow you to indulge in the cozy, comforting flavors of this dessert. While sticking to a gluten-free diet.
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