The best part about the season changing to cooler weather? The return of warm desserts like these cinnamon-apple dumplings.
It’s late October and the weather is getting colder. This can only mean one thing: Bring on the warm apple desserts!!
More specifically, these warm Easy Cinnamon Baked Apple Dumplings. Perfect with a side of cinnamon ice cream … doesn’t that sound good?
Typically with apple dumpling recipes, you have to make your own dumpling dough. That's too much work for a busy weekday when the craving for a warm, gooey, caramel, apple dumpling strikes. Sometimes you just need the quick version – that’s what we are going for here.
Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits make this dessert downright delicious. Flaky, buttery biscuits, cinnamon sugar, apple and more butter. Bake it all together and magic happens. The cinnamon sugar melts into the butter to create gooey caramel that is to die for.
Honestly, it doesn’t get any better when it comes to fall desserts.
Okay, so let’s make these already!
You only need a few ingredients: Pillsbury Grands! biscuits, apples, cinnamon, sugar, butter, maple syrup (not pictured), vanilla, and apple cider.
Slice the apple into 8 wedges. I left the skins on my apples because I love them that way, but feel free to peel yours.
Add the apples to a mixing bowl. To the bowl, add the vanilla and apple cider, and toss well.
Open the Pillsbury biscuits.
Flatten each biscuit into a larger circle.
Remove the apple wedges from the cider mixture and roll each slice in cinnamon sugar to coat completely.
Add one coated wedge to one biscuit round.
Fold the biscuit (turnover-style) so the apple slice is completely encased in dough. Use the ends of a fork to crimp the edges of the dough together.
Dip the dumpling into melted butter.
Now roll the dumpling in cinnamon sugar.
Place the dumplings on a greased baking sheet and drizzle with any remaining melted butter. Bake until biscuits are golden brown and caramel-y and apple is baked, about 25-35 minutes.
Remove from the oven and serve hot, drizzled with maple syrup … and a side of cinnamon ice cream.