Cranberry-Glazed Apple Dumplings

Cranberry-Glazed Apple Dumplings

Looking for a delicious dessert recipe? Then check out these berry-glazed apple dumplings that are baked using Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts.

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box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on package
medium baking apples, peeled, cored
tablespoons cream cheese
tablespoons sweetened dried cranberries
tablespoon sugar
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2
cups raspberry-cranberry juice drink
cup sugar
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Remove crust from pouch; place on work surface. With kitchen scissors or knife, cut crust into 8 wedges.
  2. For each dumpling, place 2 crust wedges together at points, overlapping points about 1/2 inch; press to seal. Center 1 apple on overlapped points. Spoon about 1/2 tablespoon each of the cream cheese and cranberries into center of each apple.
  3. In small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon sugar and the cinnamon; sprinkle each apple with 1/4 teaspoon sugar-cinnamon mixture. (Reserve remaining mixture.) Make 1 cut in each crust wedge from apple to edge to make 4 strips per apple. Separate strips enough to space evenly around apple. Bring strips up around apple, overlapping and sealing at top. Place wrapped apples in ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish.
  4. In 1-quart saucepan, mix juice drink and 2/3 cup sugar. Heat to boiling, stirring well to dissolve sugar. Pour over wrapped apples in baking dish. Sprinkle apples with remaining sugar-cinnamon mixture.
  5. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until apples are almost tender and crust is deep golden brown.
  6. Spoon sauce mixture from baking dish over each apple; bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until apples are fork-tender. Cool at least 1 hour before serving. Serve sauce over dumplings.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
It's easy to double this recipe to make eight dumplings. Use both of the refrigerated pie crusts from a 15-ounce box, and double the remaining ingredients. Bake the dumplings in a 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish.
Cover and refrigerate any leftover dumplings. To reheat, microwave each dumpling on High for 10 to 15 seconds.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 550
    • (Calories from Fat 150),
  • Total Fat 17g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 250mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 99g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 66g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 1 Fruit;
    • 5 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 6 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.