Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 30mins | Total: 45 mins | Servings: 8 | Yield: 8 dumplings

Apple dumpling is a classic dessert already popular for many years. We sometimes miss the classics, but they are still the greatest. They have, after all, stood the test of time. You’ll see exactly why this is the case when you take a bite into an apple dumpling. A little history check, Apple dumplings were originally boiled and steamed, and the word itself comes from a German word, Dampf, which means steam. Nowadays, this aromatic dish is usually baked and filled with Granny Smith apples spiced and sweetened, previously cored, and peeled. Cinnamon is the key spice, though nutmeg and lemon zest are also popular.

If you’ve never had apple dumplings, you’re in for a rare treat. Whole apples are peeled, overlaid with cinnamon, and sugar rolled in flaky pastry dough and then baked in a spiced sauce until bubbling and syrupy. This recipe for Grandma’s Apple Dumplings is a delicious and simple recipe for apples wrapped in dough with an orange-vanilla sauce. I love adding vanilla ice cream on top of my dumplings. How about you? Try this recipe for Apple Dumplings, and don’t forget to share and enjoy it with your family and friends.


(2) eaches of Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and quartered

1 (8 oz) can refrigerated crescent rolls

⅛ tsp ground cinnamon

½ cup butter

¾ cup white sugar

1 cup of orange juice

1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Then wrap each apple piece in one crescent roll. Put it n an 8×8 baking dish seam side down, then sprinkle it with cinnamon.

In a medium saucepan, add and combine butter, sugar, and orange juice, let it boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour over rolls.

Bake until the pastry is golden and apples are tender for 30 minutes. Then spoon sauce over rolls when serving.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 315.1 calories; fat 17.6g 27% DV; cholesterol 30.5mg 10% DV; sodium 302.4mg 12% DV; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 37.4g 12% DV.