Grandma's Apple Dumplings


This is a simple and delicious recipe for apples wrapped in dough with an orange vanilla sauce. Don't forget the ice cream!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 dumplings


  • 2 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and quartered

  • 1 (8 ounce) can refrigerated crescent rolls

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup butter

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 cup orange juice

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Wrap each apple piece in one crescent roll. Place seam side down in an 8x8 baking dish and sprinkle with cinnamon.

  2. In medium saucepan, combine butter, sugar, and orange juice; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour over rolls.

  3. Bake for 30 minutes, or until pastry is golden and apples are tender. Spoon sauce over rolls when serving.

    a close up view of a single golden-brown apple dumpling in a bowl topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

315 Calories
18g Fat
37g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 315
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 302mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 17mg 86%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 105mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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