Prepare the Apples:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Cut each apple into 8 slices. Set aside.
Assemble the Dumplings:
Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll dough triangle, starting from the wide end. Place the wrapped apples in a buttered 9×13-inch baking dish.
Prepare the Sauce:
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Stir well and let it cook for a few minutes until the mixture is smooth.
Pour the Sauce:
Pour the sauce over the wrapped apple dumplings in the baking dish.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 35-45 minutes, or until the dumplings are golden brown and the sauce is bubbling.
Make the Sauce for Serving:
In a separate saucepan, combine the ingredients for the serving sauce (sugar, water, and vanilla extract). Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer for a few minutes until the sugar is dissolved.
Once the apple dumplings are baked, remove them from the oven. Serve them warm, drizzled with the warm serving sauce.
These Pioneer Woman’s Apple Dumplings are a delightful dessert that combines tender apples, flaky crescent roll dough, and a sweet and buttery sauce. Enjoy the comforting flavors that make this recipe a classic favorite.