Top 5 Apple Recipes

It will soon be fall, y’all, and my thoughts always turn to apples when I think about shorter days and a soon-to-be chill in the air.  I love apples all by themselves, but I really like them all gussied up in the form of a dessert so I decided to share my top 5 apple recipes!

I recently made easy apple dumplings for Sunday dessert.  It’s one of those recipes that I’ve had forever and is always best served with Blue Bell Vanilla ice cream.

easy apple dumplings

Apply Dumplings

Apple Dumplings

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Easy Apple Dumplings
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 10
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple
  • 1 Can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • ½ cup butter
  • ⅔ cups sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¾ cups 7-up or Sprite
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease an 8 x 8 baking dish.
  2. Peel the apple and cut into 10 wedges.
  3. Separate the crescent rolls into triangles
  4. Starting at the wide end, roll each apple wedge in crescent roll dough. Make sure apple is completely covered with dough and pinch to seal. Place in baking dish.
  5. Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Add the sugar and cinnamon and whisk until slightly thickened.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  7. Pour mixture over the apple dumplings. Then pour the 7-up over the dumplings.
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Another of my favorite apple desserts is Apple Bread with Praline Topping!  You can find the recipe here!

apple bread

Crumb Top Apple Pie is a recipe I’ve been making for over 30 years.  If you like a really good crumbly top crust, this one’s for you.  You can find it here!

Crumb Top Apple Pie

My all time favorite apple dessert and the one that brings back the most memories of growing up is Grandma’s Apple Tarts.  She and her beloved maid, Annie, made the best fried apple tarts in the world!  I can close my eyes and see them rolling out the dough and crimping the edges with the tines of a fork.  Here’s the recipe!  (It also includes grandma’s tea cakes, but that’s a whole ‘nother delicious story!

Grandma's Apple Tarts

Speaking of apples, here’s the easiest and tastiest taffy apple dip in the world!

Apple Taffy Dip


I do hope you try one or more of my top 5 apple recipes.  What’s your favorite way to eat apples?

Top 5 Apple Recipes

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  1. The apple bread with the praline topping looks DIVINE! I am over here drooling!

  2. I have always wanted to make apple dumplings. I need to give this a try. I love apples. Apples and pumpkins symbolize fall in my mind.
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  3. Fall is my favorite time of year, as with most folks. I do love good Fall recipes. These are ALL good! Pinning.
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  4. The apple dumplings sound so good! I love when fall hits and I can start baking again! I’m pinning.
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  5. Oh my goodness, now I’m craving apple-y caramel-y goodness! I can’t wait for it to cool off here so we can enjoy some yummy fall treats!

  6. Okay, had to pin the dumpling recipe!! Looks amazing!


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  7. I totally pinned this Alli! YUM!

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  8. I love just about everything apple during the fall. My favorite way to eat them is an apple bread of some sort because it’s perfect for breakfast, a snack or dessert 🙂
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  9. There is just too much yummyiness (I just made that word up) going on in this post! I love Fall desserts, especially apples in it. Definitely pinning for later.
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  10. I should have had lunch before I came by for this one…these all look su yummy. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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  11. Love apples and everything that can be made with apples. Grandma’s Apple Tarts look so yummy! Need to try them.

  12. My mouth is watering just by looking at this. Definitely will have to try the Apple Dumplings!
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  13. I’m going to cry. We have NO crescent rolls here and those dumplings look absolutely amazing! Also, I’ve never had bluebell ice cream but I hear AMAZING things about it. Is it better then others?
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  14. My aunt and uncle are headed to Hendersonville for apple picking soon. Crossing my fingers they share with me so I can make some of these delish desserts! Pinning!
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  15. I’m planning our annual apple picking trip and those dumplings AND crumble look DIVINE!!

  16. I love all of these recipes!! They’re all yummy. 🙂

  17. Oh my goodness, Alli! I ADORE all things apple!!! (As I sit here munch on one, literally!) Everything looks so delicious!

  18. Glad you linked this to He Matters Linky party. Looks super easy!

  19. My picks are Grandma’s Tarts and the apple dumplings. The apple dumplings seem like they would make your house smell delicious. This post reminds me that Thanksgiving is near.Typically, I’m allergic to raw apples but can tolerate cooked apples.
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  20. I think the Grandma’s apple tarts look divine. And the apple bread with praline topping is right up my alley! Pinning this for later. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
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  21. Ack…they all look so good and I love that they are easy to make 🙂 My kind of cooking. Will definitely have to try the apple dip for the kids….I know they’ll love it.
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