I found the recipe for these apple dumplings in a magazine some years ago. Despite its simplicity, I probably would never have tried it if I hadn’t just eaten apple dumplings at a friend’s house.
While they were definitely delicious, she had made them totally from scratch, including homemade dough. I wasn’t willing to put that much time and effort into it, but figured if I could get a taste close to hers with something this easy to throw together, I’d give it a shot. I was amazed at how wonderful these were!
They’re now a favorite dessert anytime, but especially when cooler weather arrives and apples are easily found. They’ll be on my menu once again in the next couple of weeks!
Super Simple Apple Dumplings
1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
1 large apple, peeled and cut into 8 equal slices
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup orange juice
6 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
Unroll crescent dough and separate into eight triangles. Roll up one apple slice in each triangle; pinch edges to seal. Place in a greased 8-inch square baking dish.
In a small saucepan, bring sugar, orange juice and butter to a boil. Pour over dumplings in baking dish. Sprinkle with apple pie spice. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm, with vanilla ice cream if desired.
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