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Apple Dumplings

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apple dumplings

Baby Boy and I are ready for Spring. Both Saturday and Sunday mornings were overcast, but just after lunch the sky cleared and we had a short period of (relatively) warm and pleasant weather. We seized the opportunity and went for walks around town. I love getting out and going for walks, as I spend my work week sitting in front of a computer. Baby Boy enjoys the walks too, babbling away and occasionally blowing raspberries as I talk nonsense back to him. Quality Daddy and Boy time.

apple dumplings

We didn’t do too much cooking this weekend. I made our Wild Rice soup Saturday for dinner, Β and sourdough pizza on Sunday. I also made these delicious Apple Dumplings for today’s Secret Recipe Club reveal. I was assigned Lisa’s blog, Cook Lisa Cook. There were a lot of tasty recipes we had to choose from, including a tasty looking apple pulled pork, but after a long week of work and side work I decided to satisfy my sweet tooth with apple dumplings.

We ate these hot out of the oven – Rachel’s comment upon her first bite “Oh my goodness”. These would go great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

apple dumplings

Apple Dumplings


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tube refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 granny smith apples
  • 1/2 can frozen apple juice concentrate
  • 1/4 cup water
  • ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Peel and slice your apples into 4 chunks per apple. Wrap each slice in a crescent dough triangle and place in a sprayed (greased) 8x8-inch pan.
  3. In a bowl melt the butter and then lightly stir in the sugar and vanilla so that the mixture remains grainy. Pour over top of the wrapped apples.
  4. Spread the frozen apple concentrate over the wrapped apples and pour in the water. Sprinkle with cinnamon and pecans. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
  5. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Recipe from: Cook Lisa Cook

apple dumplings

What did you cook this weekend?


17 thoughts

  • winniemom
    March 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    These look awesome. I make some similar only instead of water & apple juice I melt butter, sugar and cinnamon. Pour over dumplings then pour 6-8 oz code red mountain dew around the dumplings. Then bake as you do yours above. Sometimes I will put the nuts in with the apples then wrap with crescent rolls. Got to make yours soon.

    • Chris
      March 5, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      My friend does a variation like that too and they were delicious! I’m definitely going to try the Mountain Dew next time just to see how it changes it up. Thanks Winnie!

  • March 5, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I will have to teach The boy to make that mac/cheese since he loved it so much. Glad you liked my picks. I have changed the URL. Thanks for the headsup.

    These dumplings look great. And, yes, Rachel is right. They would be great with a big scoop of Ice Cream!!

  • March 5, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    mmm you had me at apple! I’m jealous you got to go for a walk. It’s either rainy, snowy, or wet from snow melting as of late SO walks I’m still waiting on.

    • Chris
      March 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      Was 60 today, going to be 70 tomorrow. Fingers crossed you get some of this nice warm weather up by you!

  • March 5, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Oh my, these are SO tasty…I really want to try them! Yum! πŸ™‚

    • Chris
      March 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      Thanks Sara! They were so good! πŸ™‚

  • March 5, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Oh boy does that ever look comforting. As for what I cooked this weekend, you’ll have to check out my blog. I’ve got a whole lineup of Muddy Buddy goodies coming up.

    • Chris
      March 7, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      Mmm I’m loving those muddy buddy oreos you posted yesterday!

  • March 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Wow, those look pretty awesome! I’ve made something similar before, but instead of apple juice concentrate, we used Sprite. The carbonation makes the dumpling crust extra crispy, which goes soooo well with that yummy sauce created by the apples and all the other stuff. Great SRC pick!

    • Chris
      March 7, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      My friend did similar but with Mountain Dew – I’ll have to try Sprite too!

  • March 6, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Sorry that it’s taken me so long to comment, I had major computer issues yesterday and am just now back online. I’m so pleased that you enjoyed the apple dumplings, they are such a simple, quick and delicious treat.

    • Chris
      March 7, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      They were so good! Thanks Lisa πŸ˜‰

  • March 9, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    My word. I haven`t had dumplings in forever. You just reminded me I need them. Now. πŸ™‚

  • Katjo Daniels
    November 21, 2013 at 12:26 am

    This link stole your image and I thought you should know. I’m sorry people are so dishonest. Your recipe looks delicious!!

    • Chris
      November 21, 2013 at 9:46 am

      Hi Katjo,

      Thank you so much for notifying us of this. We are looking into getting proper credit or removal.

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