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.
For another delicious breakfast (or dessert) treat you can make with crescent rolls, try this recipe for Easiest Raspberry Lemon Crescent Rolls.
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)
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).
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.
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.
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.