Strawberry Dumplings

If you like warm, rich, sweet, cinnamony sauces, soft buttery crescents, and delicious strawberries you really can't beat this dessert. A traditional apple dumpling gets a "face lift" by swapping the apples for diced strawberries yielding a whole new dessert and delicious way to serve strawberries in a dessert. This was a very easy dessert to throw together after dinner one night, and went wonderfully fresh from the oven in a bowl with vanilla ice cream melting over it. It was very rich, and sweet so a little goes a long way.

I look forward to trying this recipe with apples, peaches, and pears at a later date. It's a great base to play with! The sauce is wonderful. 

Strawberry Dumplings adapted from OMG Chocolate Desserts

1 (8 ounce) can honey flavored crescent rolls
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
3/4 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup lemon soda
2/3 cup fresh strawberries - diced small


  1. Preheat the oven at 350 F; spray an 8x8 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Divide the strawberries between the crescents and place a small amount of the strawberries at the wide / top part of the crescent roll, and proceed to roll as you typically would and shape like a crescent roll with the ends slightly turned in (if desired). Place prepared crescents into the baking dish.
  3. In a pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and vanilla. Remove from heat and pour over the dumplings so that all surfaces are coated.
  4. Pour the soda in the middle and along the edges of the pan (not over the tops of the rolls).
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until rolls are golden brown.
  6. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream if desired.


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