Top 5 Apple Recipes For Fall

Easy Apple Dumplings

by Alli

I’m sharing my top 5 apple recipes today including easy apply dumplings.

Apple Dumplings are so easy to make. Granny Smith apple slices are wrapped in crescent roll dough. A buttery spiced mixture AND 7-Up is poured over the apple dumplings before baking. These are even better served with vanilla ice cream.

Fall is right around the corner, 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

Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Easy Apple Dumplings

  • Granny Smith apple
  • Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (8 count tube)
  • butter
  • granulated sugar
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • 7-up OR Sprite

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Easy Apple Dumplings

easy apple dumplings

Apple Dumplings are so easy to make with crescent rolls! Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 large Granny Smith apple
  • 1 Can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 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 it into 8 wedges.
  3. Separate the crescent rolls into triangles
  4. Starting at the wide end, roll each apple wedge in crescent roll dough. Make sure the 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 the 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.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 311Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 47mgSodium 218mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 1gSugar 29gProtein 2g

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I recently added a new apple dessert. You just have to try 2-Ingredient Cinnamon Roll Apple Pies! They are so delicious and easy to make. 

Another of my favorite apple desserts is Apple Bread with Praline Topping!  

apple bread

Crumb Top Apple Pie (Apple Crumble) 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.  

Serving of Apple Crumble


My all-time favorite apple dessert and the one that brings back the most memories of growing up is Grandma’s Apple Tarts.  

Grandma 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.  

Grandma's Apple Tarts

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

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

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Originally posted Sept. 2014 and updated on August 24, 2021. 


LaShawn September 8, 2014 - 7:20 am

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

Alli September 8, 2014 - 7:28 am

It’s as good as it looks! πŸ™‚ Thanks.

Carmody September 8, 2014 - 7:57 am

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.

Alli September 8, 2014 - 8:36 am

The apple dumplings are no-fail and so, so good!

Shirley Wood September 8, 2014 - 8:19 am

Fall is my favorite time of year, as with most folks. I do love good Fall recipes. These are ALL good! Pinning.

Alli September 8, 2014 - 8:36 am

I love Thanksgiving and Christmas and everything in between!

Paris (My Big Fat Happy Life) September 8, 2014 - 9:31 am

The apple dumplings sound so good! I love when fall hits and I can start baking again! I’m pinning.

Alli September 8, 2014 - 9:35 am

Yes, we can use the oven again! In the summer it’s just way to hot to bake. πŸ™‚

Kristin @ A Mom on the Run September 8, 2014 - 10:13 am

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!

Alli September 8, 2014 - 3:15 pm

I know, now that I’m over summer, I’m ready for fall weather!

Amy September 8, 2014 - 10:37 am

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


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Alli September 8, 2014 - 3:15 pm

I have to say that it is amazing. And so, so easy!

Jess September 8, 2014 - 11:28 am

I totally pinned this Alli! YUM!

Thanks for joining the Link Up this week! Don’t forget to enter to win a $25 Starbucks giftcard! πŸ™‚

Heather September 8, 2014 - 11:31 am

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 πŸ™‚

Alli September 8, 2014 - 3:14 pm

I haven’t made the apple bread with praline topping lately, but I need to make it again soon because it’s so, so good!

Louida September 8, 2014 - 12:02 pm

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.

Alli September 8, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Thanks for pinning, Louida! I make up words all the time. πŸ™‚

Tiffany September 8, 2014 - 12:28 pm

I should have had lunch before I came by for this one…these all look su yummy. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

Anna @ Northern Homestead September 8, 2014 - 1:17 pm

Love apples and everything that can be made with apples. Grandma’s Apple Tarts look so yummy! Need to try them.

Alli September 8, 2014 - 3:12 pm

They are so yummy, Anna, and they always take me back to my childhood. πŸ™‚

Brittany Hourston September 8, 2014 - 1:31 pm

My mouth is watering just by looking at this. Definitely will have to try the Apple Dumplings!

Alli September 8, 2014 - 3:11 pm

The apple dumplings are so easy, yet so good! My entire family loves this dessert.

Madaline September 8, 2014 - 3:53 pm

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?

Alli September 8, 2014 - 4:45 pm

My family thinks it’s better than others. πŸ™‚

Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods September 8, 2014 - 4:52 pm

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!
~ Ashley

Alli September 8, 2014 - 8:49 pm

Hope they share with you! πŸ™‚

Candace September 8, 2014 - 8:16 pm

I’m planning our annual apple picking trip and those dumplings AND crumble look DIVINE!!

Alli September 8, 2014 - 8:48 pm

I love to visit apple orchards and pick apples. They usually have the best fresh apple cider.

Rebekah September 8, 2014 - 10:17 pm

I love all of these recipes!! They’re all yummy. πŸ™‚

Alli September 9, 2014 - 4:16 am

Thanks, Rebekah! I’ve never met an apple dessert I didn’t like! πŸ™‚

Kristen from The Road to Domestication September 9, 2014 - 11:01 am

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

Alli September 10, 2014 - 6:35 am

I just about always have a bowl of apples on my counter. I even like sliced apples in sandwiches.

Zan September 10, 2014 - 6:11 pm

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

Reginia Cordell September 11, 2014 - 6:43 am

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.

Alli September 11, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Every time I cook with apples the house smells just like fall should always smell. πŸ™‚

Rachel September 11, 2014 - 10:15 am

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!

Alli September 11, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Thanks for hosting such a great party!

erlene September 15, 2014 - 8:28 pm

Ack…they all look so good and I love that they are easy to make πŸ™‚ My kind of cooking. Will definitely have to try the apple dip for the kids….I know they’ll love it.

Alli September 15, 2014 - 8:31 pm

My kids adore that apple dip. It’s the one they always request and it’s so easy, but tastes so good!


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