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Apple Dumpling Bites

Apple dumpling bites make a quick treat perfect as a fall snack or dessert! Filled with apple and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, these apple dumplings are sure to become a family favorite!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time8 mins
Servings: 16 dumplings
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 2 large cans crescent rolls
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Oil for frying, preferably peanut oil


  • Open crescent rolls and spoon 1/2 teaspoon of applesauce onto the center portion of widest area of crescent roll. Roll crescent, tucking the tips underneath to close the dumpling.
  • To Fry
  • Add oil to a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed, deep pot. Do not fill over 1/2 full. Heat oil to 350º F. Carefully add dumplings a few at a time into the oil and fry until lightly browned. Remove from the oil using a slotted spoon onto a paper towel lined baking sheet to drain. Dust with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon while warm.
  • To Bake
  • Preheat oven to 350º F and bake according to crescent roll package instructions. Sprinkle with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon while warm.