This Easy Cinnamon Apple Dumplings Recipe makes a delicious treat that your family and friends will love. You’ll also find tips about choosing apples and making the entire process easier!
One of our readers, Bea sent this Cinnamon Apple Dumplings Recipe to me and I made a few adjustments to it.
Often we get questions about what kind of apples should be used in a recipe like this. I don’t usually say exactly because I think what kind of apples you use is personal preference.
Many diehards who make apple pies and other similar recipes say you need to use a tart apple like a Granny Smith apple that holds it’s shape and has various other benefits, but I usually don’t like these. They are too tart and too hard for my own personal taste.
I prefer my apples to be sweet and soft. I try to compromise though and will often use a combination of apples in a recipe to get a little of both. Usually, I use Gala apples for my pies and apple snacks because they are what I have on hand to use as regular eating apples. The bottom line is I personally use what I am given or have on hand.
Cinnamon Apple Dumplings Recipe
1/4 cup butter, melted*
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 (8 oz.) can crescent rolls
2 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook sugar and water until the sugar is dissolved and set aside. Press out crescent dough into a rectangle shape.
Toss apples with brown sugar, flour and cinnamon.** Sprinkle this mixture over the dough.
Starting at the short end, roll up jelly roll style. Seal the seam and slice about 3/4 inch thick. Lay in an 7×11 or 9×9 pan that has the melted butter in it. Carefully pour sugar syrup over everything and bake 35-38 minutes until golden brown.
You may dust with powdered sugar or sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
*I don’t use my dishwasher and I am always trying to reduce the number of dishes I have. In a case like this, when I need melted butter, I grab the pan I am going to use to bake the dumplings. I add the butter to the pan and place it in the oven while it is preheating to melt. If you do this, watch it because as soon as it is almost all melted I pull the pan out.
**I would probably not toss these together. Instead, I would sprinkle apples onto the dough; then add the flour, sugar and cinnamon on top of them.
I also don’t like my apples in any apple recipes to be only partially cooked so if I had time I would place this mixture in a bowl and microwave it for about a minute to partially cook the apples before spreading it on to the dough.
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