2 Ingredient Apple Pie Dumplings collage with the pan of dumplings and some on the plate

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 on a plate

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).

2 Ingredient Apple Pie Dumplings in a casserole dish

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.

2 Ingredient Apple Pie Dumplings on a plate with ice 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.

2 Ingredient Apple Pie Dumplings on a plate with ice cream
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Apple Pie Dumplings with just 2 Ingredients! (Apple Pie Filling)

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.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 4 servings
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  • 21 ounces apple pie filling
  • 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon optional


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

Calories: 347 | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 513mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1.2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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  1. So easy to make and tastes delicious! I used an apple pie filling that I made in the fall and froze. Served with vanilla bean ice cream and caramel to drizzle over everything, yum!5 stars

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe Brittany. Homemade apple pie filling would be so good with these dumplings!

  2. Hi! This sounds great and I have crescents on hand. But I also have a pie crust (Pillsbury) I wanted to use up. I saw you said it’d be good with biscuits also. Have you tried it with pie crust?

  3. cook for my wife on Sundays and tried this apple dumpling this Sunday. I did not have the recipe written down so just winged it from what I could remember. We loved it. She called her friends to brag about it. Next time (soon) I will add the nutmeg

  4. I was considering making this for Thanksgiving, but am confused by the wording… This is what you wrote: “ensuring the crescent pieces are on top of the pie filling.” So, I am confused, because you stated to “mix” everything together in the previous step. Can you clarify?

    1. Mix them together, but when putting it in the pan, place the crescent pieces on the top of the filling so they bake well.

  5. I’m confused with directions. Do you put the pie filling and crescent squares in the same bowl and stir them all up at once? Why not just put the crescent pieces on top?

    1. Yes you stir them all at once. The reason they’re stirred together is to coat all sides of the dumplings with the apple pie sauce.

  6. I don’t mean to sound stupid, but for the 2 ingredient apple pie dumplings, do you cut each crescent roll into 12-14 pieces or does this mean 12-14 pieces for all of them. Thanks so much for your help.

  7. 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