Pioneer Woman Apple Dumplings


For the Dumplings:

2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored

2 cans (8 oz each) crescent roll dough

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Sauce:

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 cup water

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Prepare the Apples:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Cut each apple into 8 slices. Set aside.

Assemble the Dumplings:

Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll dough triangle, starting from the wide end. Place the wrapped apples in a buttered 9×13-inch baking dish.

Prepare the Sauce:

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Stir well and let it cook for a few minutes until the mixture is smooth.

Pour the Sauce:

Pour the sauce over the wrapped apple dumplings in the baking dish.


Bake in the preheated oven for about 35-45 minutes, or until the dumplings are golden brown and the sauce is bubbling.

Make the Sauce for Serving:

In a separate saucepan, combine the ingredients for the serving sauce (sugar, water, and vanilla extract). Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer for a few minutes until the sugar is dissolved.


Once the apple dumplings are baked, remove them from the oven. Serve them warm, drizzled with the warm serving sauce.


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