We were cooking these simple apple dumplings with our kids class last week, and though it was inspired by our Kentucky Bourbon Apple Pie in a Jar , we weren't sure the kids (or parents) would love the idea of bourbon...even though the alcohol content is cooked out. So we made it with regular store-bought apple pie filling for them and added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to jazz it up.
Today though, our original inspiration came to life and we were NOT MAD ABOUT IT. You could definitely detect the bourbon flavor, and the spices added in this mix made this easy dessert amazing! We even had a sweet girl in store today gift it a taste and she gave it 2 resounding thumbs up!
Literally....2 ingredients. Crescent Roll Dough and Apple Pie Filling. As I said above, regular 21 oz can of pie filling from the grocery store COULD be used, but I cannot recommend enough this Kentucky Bourbon Pie Apple Filling. If you use the grocery store brand, only use 1 roll of crescent dough. The Kentucky branded one is 32 oz, so we doubled up on dough.
Step 1: Open the crescent roll dough and cut lengthwise, and then into 12-14 pieces for each package of dough.
Step 2: Combine the Apple Pie Filling and crescent roll pieces in a bowl and stir to coat the dough in filling.
Step 3: Pour ingredients into 2 QT baking dish.
Step 4: Before putting in the oven, use tongs to pull the dough pieces to the top of the mixture. Place in 375 degree oven and set a timer for 15 minutes.
Step 5: At the 15 minute mark, pull the dish out and use tongs to flip the pieces of dough over. This allows it to bake evenly and thoroughly on each side. Put it back in the oven for another 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Step 6: Enjoy your super-simple apple dumplings, maybe even paired with some vanilla ice cream.
The flavor of the dish was so good, but the fact that it only took 30 minutes from start to finish means it will be at the top of my go-to recipes for gathering. The fall offers so many opportunities to cook, bake, and go all out in the kitchen. It's nice to have a few recipes in your pocket to go to when short on time or a need for less mess!