Grandma's Apple Dumplings Recipe -
Grandma's Apple Dumplings Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Grandma's Apple Dumplings

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

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Original recipe makes 8 dumplings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  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.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 05, 2004

I thought this was a very nice dessert. It was very easy, but you will need to cover the rolls for the last 15 minutes of cooking. I will be making this again!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 09, 2003

This was quite good. The orange juice was a different twist but the flavor was a little strong. I will definitely try this again maybe with 1/2 cup of orange juice.

Feb 05, 2004

This was a very tasty dessert that was extremely easy to prepare. We really enjoyed it!

Dec 14, 2004

A really good recipe, but even better if you pour the oj in the bottom of the pan, not on top of the rolls. Then brush the rolls with butter, and last put the sugar-cinnamon mixture on top. May cook in less time this way too. My family loves these!

Feb 05, 2004

This was a very easy and tasty recipe. It turned out perfect. The orange juice gave it a nice flavor.

Feb 05, 2004

This recipe was excellent!!! The dumplings were easy to make and the outcome was delicious. I found it that it helped to cover the dumpling for the first 20 min with aluminum foil and uncover them for the last 10 so that they got that pretty golden brown color. I hope everyone else enjoys this recipe as much as my friends and I did.

Feb 05, 2004

I found this recipe super easy to put together. Most of all myself and my family found it scrumptious. Hope

Oct 18, 2010

replace orange juice with 1/2 cup of apple cider ( in season) Fabulous!


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  • Calories
  • 315 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.4 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 17.6 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 302 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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