6 Ingredient Apple Dumplings

This simple recipe for 6-ingredient apple dumplings is so easy to make, it’s perfect for letting your kids help you bake. This apple dessert might become a fall favorite for your family just like it has for mine!

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My Great Aunt’s Apple Dumpling recipe that is perfect for cooking with your children and using up those abundant apples.


  • 2 Golden Delicious apples
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tubes of crescent rolls
  • 1stick of salted butter
  • 2 cups of ginger ale


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 pan.
  2. Core and cut 2 Golden Delicious apples into 8 slices each. (peeling is optional)
  3. Mix 1 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon in a gallon size Ziploc bag.
  4. Add the 16 apple slices and shake until the apples are well coated with cinnamon sugar.
  5. Separate the crescent rolls into triangles, and roll one apple slice in each triangle.
  6. Place the dumplings in the 9×13 pan. Pour any leftover cinnamon sugar from the Ziploc bag onto of the dumplings.
  7. Cut the stick of butter into 16 slices. Top each dumpling with a pat of butter.
  8. Pour 2 cups of ginger ale into the 9×13 pan. Try to pour around the edges and between dumplings.
  9. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  10. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.