Apple Dumplings

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Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης!

One of the things I really enjoyed during my stay in the United States was the apple pies. Up until then, I only ate apple cakes, meaning the classic upside down cake with apples on top. I loved the variety of pies, dumplings, turnovers, tarts and you name what, I could find and taste. I was so addicted to them, that even when I had my exams and I didn’t have the time to either go out and buy something delicious or make something at home, I had some frozen apple turnovers stuck in my freezer and baked them and enjoyed them with ice cream.

So, it was only natural, when I saw this recipe over at Ree’s site back in 2008 to immediately add it to my sweet repertoire. I was lured by how easy they seemed and how delicious and decadent they looked. I decided to give them a try and I was not disappointed, not one bit.

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I can tell you from the beginning that, they are absolutely not suitable for people who suffer from diabetes because of their high sugar content. Well, I don’t have diabetes not yet at least, because as I grow old I see many things coming to me, so I can freely enjoy them and I must testify that they are highly addictive and you cannot possibly stay in just one. That’s why I don’t make them very often. But, since I had some friends over and I know how kids love them, I went ahead and put aside my reservations and qualms and made them. And then I said to myself that I shouldn’t be so selfish and I decided to share them with you in case some of you do not know Ree’s site (highly improbable) or this one somehow missed your attention (somewhat possible).

Apple dumplings it is then, with some alterations I made to fit my family’s taste!

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Apple Dumplings


3 Apples (I use whatever I have at home, Ree used Granny Smith)

2 cans crescent rolls (In Greece Pillsbury’s can has 6 crescents)

170 gr. / 6 oz. margarine

280 ml/9.5 fl oz. sugar

170 ml/ 5.5 fl oz. sprite

1 tsp vanilla extract


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Preheat oven to 175° C/ 350° F.

Unpeel and core the apples and cut them in 4.

Roll each piece in a crescent roll.

Place the rolls in a buttered square pan   20cmX30cm/7 inX11 in.

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In a small pot melt the butter and add the sugar.

Barely stir.

Add the vanilla and stir again.

Pour the batter over the crescents.

Pour the sprite around the edges of the pan.

Sprinkle some cinnamon.

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Bake in a preheated oven for about 40 minutes.

I served them with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top.


And remember one apple per day makes the doctor go away!

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5.0 from 4 reviews
Apple Dumplings
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Sweet
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: American
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 3 Apples (I use whatever I have at home, Ree used Granny Smith)
  • 2 cans crescent rolls (In Greece Pillsbury’s can has 6 crescents)
  • 170 gr. / 6 oz. margarine
  • 280 ml/9.5 fl oz. sugar
  • 170 ml/ 5.5 fl oz. sprite
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Preheat oven to 175° C/ 350° F.
  2. Unpeel and core the apples and cut them in 4.
  3. Roll each piece in a crescent roll.
  4. Place the rolls in a buttered square pan 20cmX30cm/7 inX11 in.
  5. In a small pot melt the butter and add the sugar.
  6. Barely stir.
  7. Add the vanilla and stir again.
  8. Pour the batter over the crescents.
  9. Pour the sprite around the edges of the pan.
  10. Sprinkle some cinnamon.
  11. Bake in a preheated oven for about 40 minutes.
  12. I served them with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe adapted from Pioneer Woman

5.0 from 4 reviews
Κρουασάν Μήλου
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Γλυκό
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Αμερική
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 3 Μήλα (χρησιμοποίησα ό, τι είχα στο σπίτι, η Ree χρησιμοποιεί Granny Smith)
  • 2 κουτιά ζύμη για κρουασάν της Pillsbury
  • 170 γρ. μαργαρίνη
  • 280 ml ζάχαρη
  • 170 ml sprite
  • 1 κ.γ. βανίλια
  • Κανέλα
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Προθερμάνετε το φούρνο στους 175 ° C.
  2. Καθαρίστε και αφαιρέστε τον πυρήνα από τα μήλα και κόψτε τα στα 4.
  3. Τυλίξτε κάθε κομμάτι μήλου σε μία ζύμη για κρουασάν.
  4. Τοποθετήστε τα ρολά σε ένα τετράγωνο πυρέξ 20cmX30cm.
  5. Σε μια μικρή κατσαρόλα λιώστε το βούτυρο και προσθέστε τη ζάχαρη.
  6. Ανακατέψτε ελάχιστα.
  7. Προσθέστε τη βανίλια και ανακατέψτε ξανά.
  8. Χύστε το μίγμα πάνω από τα κρουασάν.
  9. Χύστε τη sprite γύρω από τις άκρες του πυρέξ.
  10. Ρίξτε λίγη κανέλλα.
  11. Ψήστε σε προθερμασμένο φούρνο για περίπου 40 λεπτά.
  12. Εγώ τα σέρβιρα με μία μπάλα παγωτό βανίλια στην κορυφή.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Προσαρμογή από την Pioneer Woman

52 Responses to Apple Dumplings

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  3. Nadji says:

    Les desserts aux pommes sont mes préférés. J’adore tes croissants.
    A bientôt

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  5. Zoe says:

    Hi Katrina,

    I’m a big fan of apple dessert and this looks wonderful. Your apple dumplings look very heavenly with a serve of cream. Yum!


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  7. rebecca says:

    these look great got to love how American’s love apple pie one of my fav desserts here too

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  9. Apple and cinnamon is such a classic combination isn’t it? Great to see you using sprite in the recipe too – how novel :-)

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  11. LOVE apple pies and your version is definitely delicious. It looks so moist!

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  13. Candace says:

    This is one of my favorite desserts. Yours looks beautiful!

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  15. You did do really well duplicating these apple dumplings. I live here for so many years now that it was refreshing to hear your culinary perspective. I would have never thought of that. Maybe I take it for granted now though I shouldn’t.

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  17. What a great way to enjoy a treat that was healthy and delicious!

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  19. Sissi says:

    These dumplings look beautiful and remind me that humble apples can become real stars in pastry.

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  21. Lana says:

    I too love anything apple. I like to use puff pastry when I make mine. I cut the pastry into 4-inch square and brush with a little melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Place several apple slices in the center and pull up the corners and sides of the pasty to make a beggars purse. Lightly brush with more melted butter and give another sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 350F for 3-5 to 40 minutes.

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  23. Julie says:

    These look so delicious. My husband loves apple dumplings, he would so enjoy these.

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  25. Xara says:

    Hi Katerina, I call these pure addiction!!! They look delicious!!The sprite addition is very interesting! Have a great weekend,XO

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  27. I like apple pies and pancakes with apples. So this is like a dream come true.

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  29. Julie M. says:

    Holy beautiful crispy crust Batman!! That literally has my mouth watering – just delightful Katerina. :)

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  31. Joanne says:

    Warm apple anything sounds good to me! these dumplings look like bites of heaven!

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  33. Beth says:

    Apple dumplings are one of my favourite desserts ever! Funny though – I’ve never made them. I associate them with my childhood, and my mother still makes them as a treat from time to time. It’s definitely time I tried making them myself!

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  35. I haven’t had apple dumplings in years. Your look absolutely delicious.

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  37. Gourmantine says:

    Indeed, an apple a day makes the doctor go away, so taken that the whole apple here is divided between 4 of these beauties, I’d have to have at least 4 :)

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  39. Barbara says:

    Those look soooo good, Katerina! Crisp and warm with vanilla ice cream…what could be better? Easy to make too.

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  41. Tandy says:

    These look delicious :)

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  43. mjskit says:

    You sure picked the best of the best when it comes to apple pie! I’m a huge apple pie lover but the apple dumpling with that sugary crispy flaky crust is totally irresistible! Like you, I love the sweetness that would send a diabetic into a excessive sugar fit. So let’s eat them while we can.:) Beautiful apple dumplings!!!

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  45. Liz says:

    I adore apple pie, too, and have actually made this recipe! Yours looks way better than mine…perfect apple dumplings.

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  47. I had forgotten how totally delicious apple turnovers were until I saw your photos. They’re totally mouthwatering!

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  49. Me encanta …Delicioso y bien hecho…abrazos y abrazos.

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  51. Susan says:

    Apple desserts are some of my very favorite! What a delightful and easy way to make them with the crescent rolls. They look so fresh and good!

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  53. Sandi says:

    Lovely Katerina, and with Sprite!?

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  55. SeattleDee says:

    Pillsbury crescents and Sprite? what a surprising mix, but it works! My waistline will not handle too many of these tasty treats, but they sound perfect for sudden company.

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  57. rebecca says:

    I’ve been trying to decide on a dessert for Easter,and even though it’s not technically apple season here(but does that really matter)I am so going to make these!!! I’ve been missing in action for a few months but I hope to be back soon and stopping by more often. Honestly how do you bloggers do it all?!=)

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  59. these are gorgeous Katerina! I am definitely bookmarking this, such a clever idea for when I need a fix of apple pie :)

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  61. Asmita says:

    Looks so inviting! Would love to have this right away, as I am sipping my morning coffee!

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  63. A quick and mouthwatering dessert.

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  65. Kathy says:

    These are lovely and so delicious looking!! Love how crispy and golden they are! Served with ice cream…omgosh!!

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  67. Corina says:

    These do look good. I love the fact they have cinnamon sprinkled on top.

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  69. Marion says:

    Φοβερό Κατερίνα.
    Πολύ ενθουσιάστηκα με την συνταγή σου. Τέλεια ιδέα.
    Κι έχω μήλα σπίτι,με την πρώτη ευκαιρία θα τα φτιάξω.

    Καλά έκανες και δεν την κράτησες για τον εαυτό σου :)

    Φιλιά πολλά

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  71. grace says:

    well, i’m glad the states are good for something, if only introducing people to and spoiling them with apple pie! :)

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  73. mm_skg says:

    Τοσο απλα στην παρασκευη τους και τοσο λαχταριστα στην οψη!
    Θα δοκιμαστουν!

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  75. Juliana says:

    Katerina, amazing rolls, and sprite? I had to read it twice :)
    I love the shiny and gooey look of these treat…I will definitely give this a try.
    Thanks for this awesome recipe and enjoy your week :)

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  77. Made with Pillsbury cresent rolls? I love it. They look absolutely flaky and divine Katerina. I could really have one for my lunch dessert right now.

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  79. Z. says:

    Απλή ως ιδέα με κορυφαίο αποτέλεσμα!
    Δεν αφήνουν κανένα ασυγκίνητο αυτά τα μηλοκρουασανάκια ειδικά αν είναι λάτρης των μήλων…:)


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  81. Πράγματι πρέπει να είναι πολύ εθιστικά τα κρουασάν αυτά Κατερίνα μου!
    Και πόσο πολύ θα ταιριάζουν με το παγωτό!!
    Μου έκανε εντύπωση η sprite που χρησιμοποίησες.
    Φιλιά πολλά!

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  83. Pepi says:

    Καλά….μου τρέχουν τα σάλια!!!
    Τη χρησιμοποιώ αυτή τη ζύμη για πίτσα…εύκολη και πολύ νόστιμη λύση!!!
    Τα κρουασάν δε τα έχω δοκιμάσει αλλά η ιδέα σου με τα μήλα είναι τέλεια!!! Θα τα φτιάξω!!!


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  85. Sutapa Ghosh says:

    Super delicious …crispy yet soft n juicy….with vanilla ice cream it is more inviting…

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  87. What a great idea for the ready-made dough!

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  89. Natalie says:

    So crispy and delicious, they really do look amazing!

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  91. divya says:

    looks mouthwatering…just delicious!

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  93. Love this, Never would have thought to use the crescent dough for the apple turnovers. They look so good. Great idea!

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  95. Great recipe and step by step photos Katerina. They look extremely crispy and golden and yet very moist!

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  97. Claire says:

    I love simple recipes like this, perfect for company! Looks delicious.

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  99. Ξανθή says:

    Τι υπέροχο!! Κρατώ την ιδέα!
    Καλή Σαρακοστή.

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  101. CCU says:

    What deicious looking crispy yet soft dumplings my friend 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

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  103. Jeannie says:

    I like! Looks so crispy on the crust! SUch a golden color too! I made apple turnovers recently but they are not so good and all of them opened up. I did not seal them in tight enough:(

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