Fireball Whiskey Glazed Apple Cider Dumplings

Fireball whiskey glazed apple cider dumplings make a classic apple treat quick and easy to make. While this recipe is short on prep work, it’s big on flavor with a delicious sweet whiskey sauce. 

a silver spatula holding up a fireball whiskey glazed apple dumpling

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: apple gets woefully overlooked.

During apple season everyone is losing their stuff over pumpkin.

And then it’s minter.

Meanwhile poor apples are over there in the corner underappreciated when they can create truly spectacular treats like these absolutely amazing apple dumplings.

Most recipes require a lot of prep work that I just don’t have the time or energy to do.

But this version takes a few shortcuts and still gives you incredibly buttery apple filled pastries that you will love with a fraction of the ingredients and the time needed for other versions.

fireball whiskey glazed apple dumplings served on white plates with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Ingredients

To make these sweet treats, you’ll need:

  • An apple– Go for a large Granny Smith here and avoid sweeter, less crisp apples for the best results in this.
  • Crescent roll dough– You want the basic canned crescent rolls, not the kinds with extra flavors or in different sizes.
  • Butter– Salted butter balances the sweetness.
  • Water
  • Sugar– Both granulated and brown sugar go into this.
  • Whiskey– Fireball whiskey gives the glaze incredible flavor.
  • Cinnamon

fireball whiskey glazed dumplings shown in a rectangular white baking dish

How to make

It’s much easier making these than you’d think!

To do it, start by washing, coring and peeling the apple.

Once the apple is cleaned, cored and peeled, slice it into 8 slices.

Then open the crescent roll dough, and separate the dough along the perforation lines.

Take one piece of the crescent dough and wrap it around a single apple slice.

Then, place the wrapped apple slice in a baking dish that’s been evenly sprayed with nonstick spray.

Repeat this with the rest of the apples and the dough.

Once you’ve wrapped all the apples, combine the butter, water and sugars in a skillet.

Heat the mixture over medium high high, stirring until the butter has melted and sugar has dissolved.

When everything is melted and dissolved, remove the skillet from the heat and whisk in the Fireball.

Then pour this mixture evenly over the dumplings. 

Next, just stir together the cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of sugar and sprinkle this evenly over everything.

Finish by baking the dumpling at 350 for 35-40 minutes. 

Serve them warm, spooning the sauce over top and topping with vanilla ice cream if desired.

fireball whiskey glazed dumplings shown in a rectangular white baking dish

Storing leftovers

If these dumplings don’t get devoured the day you make them, you can store the leftovers covered tightly in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Do be aware that the dough will likely absorb the glaze so the texture may change.

To serve the leftovers, heat them in an oven safe dish in a 300 degree oven until they are warm.

fireball whiskey glazed apple dumplings served on white plates with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Tips and Tricks

  • Make sure to use a Granny Smith apple. If you can’t find them, go for another tart, firm apple for this recipe.
  • This is extra delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
  • When you heat the butter and sugar mixture, make sure to keep stirring while it heats. This will keep the sugar from scorching.

fireball whiskey glazed apple dumplings served on white plates with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Other Easy Apple Desserts You’ll Love

These fireball whiskey glazed apple cider dumplings are one of my favorite apple treats.

They make the perfect warm dessert to enjoy at the holidays or anytime you just want a cozy sweet treat.

Looking for other easy apple desserts?

Try these:

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fireball whiskey glazed apple dumplings served on white plates with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Fireball Whiskey Glazed Apple Cider Dumplings

Fireball whiskey glazed apple cider dumplings make a classic apple treat quick and easy to make. While this recipe is short on prep work, it's big on flavor with a delicious sweet whiskey sauce. 
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 dumplings
Calories: 275kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large Granny Smith apple
  • 1 can crescent rolls
  • 5 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp Fireball whiskey
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Peel & core the apple after washing. Then slice into 8 even slices.
  • Pop open the crescent roll dough, and separate them into 8 individual slices working along the perforation lines.
  • Grease a 9x9 or 9x13" baking dish evenly with non stick cooking spray, and set aside.
  • Working with one dough piece at a time, wrap it around a single apple slice. Place it in the prepared baking dish, and continue until all the dumplings are wrapped and in the dish.
  • In a skillet, add the 5 tbsp of butter, water, and both sugars. Heat the mixture over medium high heat, stirring gently until the butter's melted & the sugar's dissolved.
  • Remove the skillet from heat and whisk in the whiskey until combined. Pour this evenly out over the dumplings in the baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the cinnamon and remaining sugar until combined. Sprinkle this mixture evenly out over the dumplings.
  • Bake the dumplings at 350° for 35-40 minutes.
  • Serve the dumplings warm, spooning the sauce over top, with vanilla ice cream- if desired.

Notes

  • Make sure to use a Granny Smith apple. If you can't find them, go for another tart, firm apple for this recipe.
  • This is extra delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
  • When you heat the butter and sugar mixture, make sure to keep stirring while it heats. This will keep the sugar from scorching.

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 237IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

recipe adapted from Dance Around The Kitchen

 

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