Apple Pie Dumplings with just 2 Ingredients! (Apple Pie Filling)

Apple Pie Dumplings! This delicious dessert has only TWO ingredients! I've made this so many times!!

Apple Pie Dumplings made with just two easy ingredients!  Simply add them to a baking dish and cook until tender and lightly browned.  Serve these dumplings warm out of the oven with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of heavy cream.

Apple Pie Dumplings with just 2 Ingredients! This has to be the easiest dessert EVER! Just two simple ingredients for an amazing apple dessert!

Apple Pie Dumplings!    (These are made with just 2 Ingredients!)

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This has to be the easiest dessert EVER, you’re just two ingredients away from an amazing dessert!  My 10 year old probably would’ve eaten the whole recipe had I let her (trust me, she asked)!

When purchasing canned apple pie filling, I highly recommend buying a good quality brand.  It may cost a few pennies extra, but this is the one place I think it’s worth it!  I’ve found most store brand pie fillings taste pretty close the the name brands…  except apple. The store brand apple pie fillings never seem to taste the same to me!

If you prefer, you can certainly use a quick homemade apple pie filling which only takes a few minutes to make! While this recipe calls for just one can of filling, adding two works great if you like more apples in your dessert (and increases the servings from 4 to 6).

Apple Pie Dumplings made with just two easy ingredients!  Simply add them to a baking dish and cook until tender and lightly browned.  Serve these dumplings warm out of the oven with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of heavy cream.

Because our store doesn’t carry the apple pie filling with cinnamon, I like to add a dash of cinnamon.  Of course this takes the recipe from  2 ingredients to 3 but it also adds a lot of extra flavor! Feel free to get creative and toss in some pecans, walnuts, raisins, coconut or whatever you happen to have on hand!

You’ll want to ensure your apple/crescent mixture is spread out in a dish (mine was 2qt.).  After 15  minutes I flip the crescents over, you don’t have to but it gives a more even cook and makes sure everything is all spread out.

I personally top mine with ice cream (or whipped cream if it’s all I have on hand) but my husband LOVES to top his with heavy cream and a drizzle of caramel.

Apple Pie Dumplings made with just two easy ingredients!  Simply add them to a baking dish and cook until tender and lightly browned.  Serve these dumplings warm out of the oven with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of heavy cream.

 

This recipe has been one of my top and most loved recipes forever!  I’ve made this countless times, always with great results. It’s amazing that combining Apple Pie filling and crescent rolls can create such a delicious dessert!

Find quick and easy stove top homemade apple pie filling recipe here!  This easy recipe is made on the stove top and makes the equivalent of one store bought can of pie filling! 

Note:  The baking time on this recipe can vary.  Mine always takes 25 minutes but depending on the dish you use, you may need to add a few minutes to your bake time.  Be sure that your dough is on top of the apples and somewhat spread out.  This will also work with rolls of biscuit dough.


Apple Pie Dumplings (2 Ingredients)

Apple Pie Dumplings made with just two easy ingredients!  Simply add them to a baking dish and cook until tender and lightly browned.  Serve these dumplings warm out of the oven with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of heavy cream.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 (21 oz) can of Apple Pie Filling
  • 1 roll crescent rolls
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Open crescent rolls and cut into 12-14 equal pieces.
  3. Stir Apple Pie Filling and crescent rolls (and cinnamon if using) together to coat the crescents with the sauce.
  4. Pour into a 2 qt casserole dish, ensuring the crescent pieces are on top of the pie filling.
  5. Bake 25-30 minutes or until crescents are completely cooked flipping crescents after 15 minutes.
  6. Serve warm with ice cream.

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Apple Pie Dumplings made with just two easy ingredients!  Simply add them to a baking dish and cook until tender and lightly browned.  Serve these dumplings warm out of the oven with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of heavy cream.
Apple Pie Dumplings made with just two easy ingredients!  Simply add them to a baking dish and cook until tender and lightly browned.  Serve these dumplings warm out of the oven with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of heavy cream.

Holly Nilsson

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

193 comments on “Apple Pie Dumplings with just 2 Ingredients! (Apple Pie Filling)”

  1. this sounds amazing! but how many ounces is the can of pie filling?

  2. In a can of crescent rolls there are 8 triangles but they are four and each section so do you cut each section into 12 pieces

  3. If you have fresh peaches can you use them?

    • I haven’t done it that way but it sounds delicious! I would suggest adding the same ingredients to the peaches you would as if you were making a pie (cornstarch/flour etc) (so it doesn’t become too watery).

  4. These look so delicious. I love apple pie…and this would be so much easier than making a pie!

  5. Thank and I can barely wit to try this !!!

  6. I have done this using the tubed refrigerated cinnamon rolls! DELISH!
    Sprinkle an extra brown sugar/cinnamon combo on top for extra sweetness.

  7. My mother-in-law used to make Apple Dumplings a lot way back when and have been looking for an easy way to make them, thank you so much

  8. I will try. Looks delicious and simple.

  9. I LOVE finding recipes with minimal ingredients! This looks like the perfect dessert to enjoy on a fall evening. Pinning this!

  10. I made these over the weekend with reduced fat crescent rolls and no sugar added pie filling. They were great and the whole dish was still under 1000 calories!!! Just thought I would put it out there for those worried about too many calories.

  11. These look absolutely yummy! Thank you for sharing.
    I will be trying these this weekend! Joyce G. has a
    great idea as well. I think I’ll try that one too! Such
    great ideas here. I’m bookmarking your page here
    and following you on Pinterest!

  12. I think this will be a great dish for my teenage grandchildren to do. I’m always looking for recipes for them to learn. It will be a treat for me to have them fix this. I’m also thinking using the cinnamon rolls would be fun for Thanksgiving or Christmas or a special occasion. Thanks for sharing! :-)

  13. Hi Holly,
    Delicious and just getting ready for fall desserts! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Hi Holly,
    Thank you so much for posting this recipe! Looks simple and delicious!
    Two questions: which brand apple pie filling do you recommend? And which brand (and what sized can) do you recommend for the crescent rolls?
    Thanks in advance for your time and help!
    Rosie

    • Hi Rosie! Comstock is a great brand for pie filling (and available at Walmart). I always use Pillsbury crescent rolls and it’s an 8oz tube.

      Enjoy!! :) Holly

  15. They were super good! Thank you for sharing!

  16. Simple and delish! I dotted the top with drops of butter before sprinkling cinnamon and baking. Adds a richness to the flavor!

  17. Just found you on a blog hop! WOW!!!!! You’ve got some great stuff out there. Subscribed and am looking forward to future posts! (Just spent about 45 minutes poking around!!!) Glad I found you!!!! Blessings! Kelly

  18. I love this..this would also work for blackberry or blueberry dumplings never thought of apple…fixing it tomorrow for dessert.

  19. Oh my. I think you are brilliant! Love this! It looks so wonderful, I think I can smell it baking! I would love if you would stop by and share this at my new link party, Celebrate It! It is all about celebrating what we do every day!
    Hope to see you there!

  20. Looking forward to more recipes!

  21. Looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning

  22. This is great to make in a pinch. I love apple pie and I love dumplings so win-win!

    Passing by from Melt in Your Mouth Mondays.

    -Tammy

  23. Thank You for stopping by Inspire Us Tuesdays and leaving some inspiration behind. We would love for you to visit each week and leave some inspiration, find some inspiration, and borrow some of these ideas for yourself for the future.

  24. I resend my comment of August 9, 2014. It was based on the teaspoon I sampled when it first came out of the oven. My husband said it tasted nasty and wouldn’t eat it. Also, using Comstock apple pie filling, it is way too sweet and tastes like Pillsbury bread dough–nothing homemade tasting or pastry about it. Save your time, money and ingredients! This is not good!

    • We loved this recipe, I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy it.

    • I agree that the canned apple pie filling is way too sweet; for my tastes anyway.

    • So you tried a recipe that wasn’t to your or your family’s liking, why such negativity? Taste buds & flavor palettes are like a person’s looks – subjective especially depending on how educated the palette is but I have to say, certainly you knew your families’ tastes before making this easy recipe and I say tasty recipe. Some people just like the drama which is sad but if you were an experienced cook or knew what your family liked, I am sure you have used canned pie filling before and knew you could modify that with fresh fruit or flavoring or even a fresh fruit thickened with sugar, flour, cornstarch or any homemade pie filling recipe from fresh fruit and not liking crescent roll dough, then easy few ingredients to make your own dough, roll it out, ball it up and follow the instructions from that point. So why would you make a recipe disliking ALL 2 ingredients?? Both common ingredients that I am sure you have tasted before. Really? Or was it just to post (to quote your hubby’s elaborate vocabulary) a ‘nasty’ review? SMH and rolling my eyes. Do yourself and all of us a favor and don’t follow the site or try any of these recipes!!! A recipe is a guide (hello common sense)….and substitutions of like/similar ingredients and enhancements are part of making a recipe our own based on our personal tastes, likes and dislikes….I love this basic starter and added my own touches, still quick and easy and delish!!!

    • It’s rescind, not resend.

  25. THANK YOU for the amazing quick and easy recipe!! Please come again soon to the Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop and bring more amazing recipes please. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  26. I will try this . But couldn’t u use real apples??? And brown sugar and cinnamon Cresent rolls??

    • I would think real apples would work but I haven’t tried it that way. You may like to add some of the same ingredients you use in apple pie (including something to thicken them so they don’t get runny).

  27. Congratulations!
    Your Recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  28. THESE ARE VERY GOOD & EASY TO MAKE! I HAVE USED JUST ABOUT EVERY PIE FILLING & THEY ARE ALL GOOD!

  29. this is sure to be a hit with our grandchildren! I invite you to share at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop ( every Thursday or you can link up today until midnight) Hugs!

  30. Yummy! looks divine!

  31. My kids would love these! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  32. Just made this recipe with WalMart frozen buttermilk biscuits! Cut each biscuits into fourths and baked a little longer than the recipe stated. Seriously yummy! Turns out more the dumplings in cobbler. Thanks for the recipe.

  33. Hi Holly, thanks.. this looks great, I don’t have the time to make stuff like this from scratch so this is awesome, don’t take to heart a couple of the negative comments, you can’t please everyone. It’s quick and easy and it’s something you can make in a pinch with stuff you have in the fridge and pantry. I love the idea, keep them coming please.

  34. Will be trying this on the weekend but with peach filling

  35. fixing to try the only problem when I took them out of oven severs pieces the dough didn’t cook through they were wet & gooy raw so flipped & cooking longer

  36. oops several

  37. I made this and it was super easy but I did have some tips. Directions say to mix the filing and crescent roll dough together but I found the dough that was mixed Into the filling would not cook. The dough set on the top cooked fine. I cooked for over 45 minutes without the dough inside getting remotely cooked. I ended up pulling them out and putting on top but at that point the original dough in top was well done and it left the dough getting cooked unevenly with some being perfect(those moved on top last) and the rest very well done. An easy fix but it almost tripled the cooking time. Next time I’ll know better.
    Once out of the oven I recommend putting butter on the rolls and sprinkling just a little sugar on them.

    • Thank you for sharing your tips Tara! Mine didn’t take that long but ovens can definitely vary! I love the idea of butter & sugar on top! :)

  38. This is so easy and even better! Muy guy requested it two night in a row… So good over vanilla bean ice cream!

  39. This looks delicious! My family loves apple pie and cobbler and I am hoping this will be about the same. Not everyones taste is the same…ignore the negative and keep giving good recipes!!

  40. I made this using 1 can of peach pie filling and 1/2 can of blueberry pie filling and it was delicious! It did take longer for the crescent dumplings to bake but it was worth the wait!

  41. Has anyone baked in advance and warmed before serving? If so, how is it?

  42. Try adding 1/4 tsp nutmeg to the recipe. Every time I use a canned pie filling I add cinnamon nad nutmeg to it. Turns out great.

  43. I’m wondering if you couldn’t take the big canned biscuits and cut into 4th and make this recipe…even add some nuts and cook in a loaf pan.

  44. If you want healthier version, see if you can find Immaculate Baking Co. crescent rolls…usually at Whole Foods but now I even see them at the regular store..yay!

  45. I don’t get it. Why did only one other person have my experience? I read through all the reviews before I made this. Only one negative one. I got up this morning at 6:30 and started making this for a work function. It’s an hour and half later and it’s still not done! I put the croissants on top of the filling because I was afraid they wouldn’t get done. After 25 minutes of baking at 375, I pulled it out of the oven. The top of the croissants were done but the inside and bottom was all mushy. Not near done. Flipped the croissants over and put it back in for another 25. Still not done! Did what I should have done in the first place and took a scissors and chopped them into little pieces. 10 more min in the oven. Kinda done. Shoved them back in and now I’m waiting another ten minutes. Honestly, I love the idea of this recipe. But I’m really disappointed.
    I could easily have done something wrong. But there are like, 3 steps to this recipe so I’m not sure what happened. Possibly my oven is way off. But I haven’t noticed that when I bake other things.
    I’m taking them for my co-workers, most of whom have an Amish background and have been baking since they were in diapers. If they enjoy it, then it was all worth it. Here’s hoping they don’t shun me for this dish lol.
    I hope I didn’t offend anyone. Just sharing my experience.

    • I can’t say for sure why you had trouble; mine definitely cooked in 25 minutes (I used Pillsbury, not store brand) and placed the casserole dish on the middle rack of the oven. Because it is sitting on the pie filling, the bottom of the crescents will definitely be a little bit softer/wet. There have been a couple of readers who also said that their crescents didn’t cook through in 25 minutes but I’m not sure why. I understand why you feel disappointed that it took much longer than expected (an hour and a half to cook store bought crescents is a very long time!!) Hopefully when all was said and done, the end result was delicious.

  46. Ok so I JUST made this and it was soooooooo delicious!!!!! I kept it in the over for 20 minutes or until the rolls were golden brown. I then took out of the oven and turned the rolls over as they were a little gooey. So I baked for an additional 10 minutes. I did add a little bit of powdered sugar/ milk mixture on the top while still hot and OMG…. FREAKING AWESOME! Another thing I added that I thought would be good was chopped pecans! Wonderful recipe! I thought I’d screw it up based on some reviews, but I didn’t! Yay me!!!
    Btw
    Husband approved!

  47. I had the same issue the dough would just not cook not matter what I did. It got to the point where I had to scoop the dough out and pitch it because the rest of the dish was drying out from bring cooked so long.

    • I’m going to have to play with the recipe and see why that’s happening to a few of you! Most people have no problem but there are a few that it doesn’t cook through. Are you using Pillsbury brand?

  48. Has anyone thought of making these with a can of cinnamon rolls instead of cressent rolls? Just a thought.

  49. Has anyone tried rolling some filling up in the crescent rolls and baking them so they’d be more like turnovers? I’m thinking a little butter and cinnamon on top would keep them from browning too much.

  50. To help with cooking the rolls, heat the pie filling first before placing the cut rolls on top. I have noticed that fillings need to be hot when placing them into unbaked pie crust.

  51. I made this last night it was quick and simple and easy to make, and it was to my surprise very delicious so delicious that when I came back this morning to have a little for breakfast my son who is home from college eat it all. He said it was very good so I have to make more because my 9 year old did not get to taste it because she likes things fresh out of the oven she doesn’t like to microwave anything.
    Thank you sooo much for posting this recipe on Facebook.

  52. I saw this a while back n I keep meaning to make it but I keep forgeting, went to the pantry doubleckecked on that pie filling and definitely making it later tonight with dinner, I’m sure both my little girl n husband will love it!

  53. Tried it was easy to make and taste great!!!

  54. I finally tried this recipe and it was wonderful.

  55. I didnt understand when the recipe says mix all together then put into a pan and make sure the cresents are on top of the apples. .. Do I mix together and then put the apples down first then top it with the cresents? Then flip after 15 minutes?

    • When pouring it into the baking dish I just try to make sure the dough is on top. You mix it together so the dough gets coated in the apple filling but they cook better if they are on top in the dish.

  56. Can you use buttermilk bisquits instead of crescent ? What’s the differencce?

  57. I tried this recipe tonight and it was soo delicious!! I will definitely be making again!! Thanks for this amazing recipe

  58. For those of you that insist on adding extra ingredients or just complaining about the recipe, try to remember this is just a 2 ingredient recipe you can make in no time. It’s just a fun and easy recipe to try. If you like it fine if not throw away the recipe. Nobody made any guaranties. So come on guys it’s just a 2 ingredient recipe, have fun!!

  59. if you are having trouble getting the rolls done, try heating the filling before you put the rolls on top. You can do this in the microwave. It will help tremendously.

  60. It honestly drives me nuts when it’s written “only 2 ingredients”. It’s not! A roll of crescent dough has a ton ridiculous ingredients. This is not a recipe. It’s a hack for an apple pie – lets just call it that??!

    • Really? When was the last time you saw a recipe that uses prepared items/products, list every ingredient in the products? You are ridiculous!

  61. That would be 3 ingredients…and the cresent rolls are too salty

  62. Thanks for the recipe, this was so easy and so yummy!! I finally found a good use for that can of apple pie filling :)

  63. Sounds great !

  64. This was great, can not wait to try peach.

  65. Anyone try this with cinnamon rolls instead of crescent rolls?

  66. Could you add 2 cans of crescent rolls, to make more dough? Guess it might need cooking longer. Thanks

  67. Do I have to oil the casserole dish before putting the ingredients in

  68. Love your recipes.

  69. Don’t pay attention to the negative people. Just keep on with what you’re doing with your head held high. You’re doing a great job.

  70. Since when did 3 ingredient become 2 ??????

  71. I might try this over the weekend with my friend and her kids. I’ll get some French vanilla ice cream to go along with it. I like the idea that Brittney brought up of trying it with cinnamon roll dough but for the first time out I’ll stick with the recipe. I try to find some quick and easy treats to make with them and this fits the bill perfectly. Thanks you very much for this. :)

  72. I was looking for a quick and simple dessert for Thanksgiving dinner. (I’m kinda not feeling making pound cakes from scratch this year.) I happened across this recipe and have just put my second batch in two days in the oven. The first batch was inhaled in hours.

    Thanks for sharing.

  73. Delicious, fast and easy, thanks for posting! I had to cook it longer. Next time I will make sure the oven is preheated, I suspect it was not yet 375 when I put the dish in the oven. I will also try heating the pie filling as suggested by a commenter. I used sugar free apple pie filling and Pillsbury crescent rolls and wish I had vanilla ice cream on hand.

  74. I used two cans of pie filling and a 13 x 9 x 2 pan. Then topped with Canned Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls (2 cans) It took a little longer to cook but was great! Then topped with sweet icing when almost cool.

  75. I make Apple Dumplings using fresh apples and crescent rolls, 1 can of sprite, 1 cup of sugar, 1 stick of butter. Mix sprite, sugar and butter in a sauce pan and heat on stove until sugar dissolves and butter melts. Cut 2 apples in quarters. Separate crescent rolls and wrap each piece of apple with a crescent roll. Place in baking dish and pour sprite mixture over the apples. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. May use fresh peaches also.

  76. What is a crescent rolls in Australia please help

  77. Hi. We don’t. Get. The tin crescents. Here in Australia. Is there a recipe. To make them. Myself please.

  78. I cut mine into 24 pieces and I’m happy I did, I think 12 would have been too big and flavorless.

  79. Do you think you could prepare the apple dumplings in a crockpot?

  80. I made this and my dumplings are bigger almost cinnamon roll size it looks in the pics like you cut your roll lengthwise before cutting into 12 pieces is this accurate?

  81. looks delicious will try thanks

  82. I love your recipes they are so quick and easy for dessert. They taste so good.

  83. Would love recipes by email please

  84. I;m very Southern, who couldn’t love these dishes, i’m a baker myself. Thanks for sharing your recipes !!!!

  85. Do you think I could add 2 packages of cresent rolls? I know I like more dumpling to fruit ratio but wasn’t sure it would be as good.

    • I think that it would be fine, especially if you love dumplings! When you make it Jennifer please let me know how you liked it!

  86. I am so anxious to try your receipe……looks fantastic I not even sure which one first !!

  87. I don’t cook much any more but I plan to try this.

  88. I’m going to make these

  89. Would you know if there is an equivalent in Australia for a crescent roll…we don’t have such a thing and wouldn’t know where to start. Thank you

  90. I love your simple recipes you make cooking alot easier on these hot days don’t have to spend hours in kitchen. Thanks for putting these on here for us.

  91. Just love this pie filling.

  92. Can’t wait to try the Peach Dumplings and Apple Pie Dumplings. I think my family will LOVE them. Thank You for sharing them.

  93. Made this and it was delicious! I mixed it all together with nutmeg and allspice then put a little brown sugar on top. When it came out of stove, I Topped it with nuts and ice cream and it was a hit! Quick, easy and delicious!!

  94. I wonder if I could make a few batches of the apple pie filling and freeze it so I could make a batch of dumplings before school, it would save me a little time. I like the homemade filling better than the canned.

  95. I used a whole tsp. of cinnamon, simply because my hubby likes it that way. It was so yummy. Could use this for company with a very good ice cream. I’m going to try peach next. Thanks so much!

  96. I love your recipes.They are simple.They are easy to print.

  97. I made the apple pie dumplings & it was a hit with the whole family! Will definitely make this more often.

  98. Will try tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.

  99. The recipes all look good and easy

  100. I would really like to try this with blackberry pie filling.

  101. I enjoy making some of these recipes that i find on here. They are quite delicious.

  102. Hi can anyone tell me if there is an alternative to crescent rolls here in Australia? I’ve been trying to find out for ages but no one can tell me. Thanks all. Rob

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