Brown Sugar Cinnamon Apple Dumplings


Brown Sugar Cinnamon Apple Dumplings

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Apple Dumplings
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Apple Dumplings

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Apple Dumplings are a deliciously-easy apple dessert recipe that is a great way to end any meal. This recipe works well as a sweet breakfast treat or fruity dessert. No matter when you make it, it's sure to be gobbled right up. Recipes using crescent rolls are always a preferable method for the lazy chef in all of us, because they are super easy, require almost no prep, and are ready fairly quickly. These dumplings are filled with chopped nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon and a ooey, gooey, buttery apple filling. Bake them for just under 40 minutes, and prepare to be in heaven after you take your first bite.


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Cooking Time40 min

Cooking MethodCasserole, Oven


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts or almonds)
  • 1 (8-ounce) package refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, quartered and cut into inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar for garnish (optional)


  1. Melt butter and use about 1 tablespoon to grease the bottom of a bake dish just large enough to hold the 8 dumplings (i.e. an 11 x 7 casserole dish).

  2. Mix brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nuts in a small bowl. Unroll crescent rolls and cut apart at the perforations. Use your fingers to gently press or stretch the dough a bit larger and thinner, patching any holes.

  3. Brush with some of the melted butter, top with a teaspoon of the cinnamon/nut mixture and lay a few slices of apple on top. Pull up the sides and end to form a purse shape, pinching to seal the top, then take the long point and bring it up and twist to form a topknot on top. Place into the bake pan and repeat for the rest of the ingredients.

  4. Brush the dumplings with remaining butter and sprinkle the granulated sugar on top. Bake for 35-40 minutes until dumpling tops are golden brown. Serve while warm, sprinkled with some powdered sugar if desired.

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Yum. Apple dumplings. How well does the crescent roll dough hold up when you fry it? I know its thin, but these are smaller than hand pies or turnovers, so I think the dough probably holds up well. I want to make several batches of these because my teen boys will be greedy with a sweet apple treat like this one.

Crescent rolls are such a great and versatile ingredient for baking delicious treats such as these. Especially if you can get them already made in the grocery store. lol I'm guessing these can be made in bulk and frozen for another day. Can you imagine how many different varieties that can be made inside the dumplings. Peach would so good in the summertime. Yum!

I am going to give this recipe a try! I love using refrigerated crescent roll dough for various recipes and this one seems very easy to make. I think you could also substitute a can of pie apples or even applesauce. I don't care for nuts, so I would leave those out of the recipe. These would be great for breakfast or anytime as a dessert or snack!

These look like some expensive bakery treat, yet they are easy to make with the convenience of crescent rolls. I love the apple filling and the powdered sugar on top. They will make a great breakfast treat.

This recipe uses refrigerated crescent rolls as the base, which is also really great to make easy homemade donuts! These dumplings resemble stuffed donuts. Any fruit combination or filling can be used to create a unique dumpling every time. Perhaps, try some chopped pears mixed in with the chopped apples.


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