Apple Dumplings

A simple recipe for a scrumptious old-fashioned treat. The delicious sauce bakes right along with the apple dumplings.


1/2 cup butter

1 cup orange juice


1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent rolls

2 small Granny Smith apples

1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped

vanilla ice cream, if desired

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Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly coat a 9-inch square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Heat butter, orange juice and honey in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, whisking mixture to combine. Remove from heat. Whisk in vanilla and cinnamon. Set aside.
Unroll and separate crescent roll dough according to package directions.
Peel and core apples and cut each apple into quarters. Place one quarter on each roll and wrap dough around apple, stretching dough gently to cover apple and seal. Place in prepared pan.
Pour hot sauce mixture over dumplings. Sprinkle with walnuts. Bake 25-30 minutes or until crust is golden and apples are tender when pierced with a fork.
To serve, place one or two warm dumplings in a bowl. Top with a spoonful of sauce. Add a scoop of ice cream if desired.
Serves: 4-8