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

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