5 Ingredient Apple Dumplings


The holidays! A time when our kitchens are bustling with a myriad of activities and the sweet and savory scents of seasonal recipes. Let’s dive into a shortcut to create an enchanting classic dessert with an unexpected twist. Brace yourselves for a tantalizing secret: a splash of lemon-lime soda. Crafting these apple dumplings is incredibly straightforward and they’re destined to dazzle your guests.

What truly catapults this dessert into a realm of its own is a single can of lemon-lime soda. It not only bestows sweetness but also endows the dumplings with an irresistibly moist texture. No need to be a culinary chemist to recognize that this is a secret concoction for success! Imagine serving this freshly baked, warm delight topped with a creamy scoop of vanilla ice cream.

But let’s not pigeonhole it as merely a dessert! These versatile dumplings are equally at home on your brunch table, adorned with fresh fruit and served alongside a plate of scrambled eggs. Any reason to whip up these heavenly parcels is a splendid one!


  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
  • 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 can (12 oz) lemon-lime soda


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Cut each peeled and cored apple into 8 wedges. You should have a total of 16 apple slices.
  3. Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate it into 8 triangles. Roll each apple slice in one triangle of dough, starting from the wider end and rolling towards the tip. Place the wrapped apples in a 9×13-inch baking dish, making sure they are snugly packed.
  4. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Stir in the sugar and cinnamon until well combined. Pour this mixture evenly over the wrapped apples in the baking dish.
  5. Now, carefully pour the lemon-lime soda around the edges of the baking dish. Be cautious not to pour it directly over the dumplings to maintain their texture.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until the dumplings are golden brown and the apples are tender when pierced with a fork.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow the dumplings to cool slightly before serving.


  • These apple dumplings are best served warm. You can enjoy them as is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delightful dessert.
  • For a breakfast twist, serve them with fresh fruit and scrambled eggs.
  • Experiment with different types of apples for varying flavors and textures.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated in the oven or microwave.


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