Skillet Apple Dumpling Bites

Enjoy the flavors of fall with these warm and delicious skillet Apple Dumpling Bites. 

Y'all know when fall hits, everyone goes crazy with all things apple and pumpkin. Well, I'm jumping on the bandwagon too and sharing another wonderful apple recipe with you. These easy Apple Dumpling Bites are a delicious twist on traditional apple dumplings, made using Rhodes dinner rolls for the dumpling bites. 

I guess you could say this dish is a deconstructed version of every one's favorite stuffed apple dumpling dessert.  Soft and fluffy bite size dumplings made from frozen dinner rolls, rolled in cinnamon sugar and  baked in a homemade ooey-gooey apple filling. 

Goodness it doesn't get much better than that. If you have a few apples hanging around your house that need to be used, then this recipe is a must make for fall because I know you'll love it!

Top with fresh cream or ice cream, but it's not needed.   

Yield: 6-8
Author: Tina Butler | Mommy's Kitchen
Skillet Apple Dumpling Bites

Skillet Apple Dumpling Bites

Enjoy the flavors of fall with these warm and delicious skillet Apple Dumpling Bites.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 45 Min


  • 10 Frozen dinner rolls, thawed but still cold
  • 2 large granny smith or golden delicious apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 5 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, separated
  • 3 tablespoons sugar


  1. Peel and dice apples and place into a large oven safe skillet (I used my 10 inch cast iron skillet). Add the lemon juice, vanilla extract, heavy cream and butter.
  2. In a separate bowl, add the brown sugar, flour and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, mix to combine and sprinkle over the apple mixture. Lightly stir until all the ingredients are blended together.
  3. Bring the apple mixture to a boil, reduce heat to med-low and simmer for 5 minutes until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and set aside (the apple mixture will thicken more as it bakes in the oven).
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl combine the sugar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and set aside. Cut each thawed roll into fours and roll each of the dough pieces into a ball.
  5. Roll each dough ball into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Add half of the dough balls into the apple mixture and lightly mix. Arrange the remaining dough balls on top.
  6. Place the skillet in a 350 degree oven and bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until the mixture is bubbly and the dumplings are cooked through and lightly browned.
  7. Cool slightly and serve.


4 small apples can be substituted for large apples. Serve these apple dumpling bites with or without vanilla ice cream

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If you're looking for a little more apple inspiration using Rhodes bread, take a peek at this Apple Caramel Crisp Pizza and these Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls . 

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Colleen said…
Not a good thing on my part as when I get up early and see all these delicious recipes, they make me hungry.
Them dumplings I just must make. Thank You. Heading over to get the recipe :}
Tina Butler said…
Good morning Colleen!

I guess it's never too early for anything apple!!!
Unknown said…
Hi Colleen,

This looks delicious! I plan on making it this weekend.
Oh my goodness, how scrumptious are these babies! Can't wait to try this, YUM!!
Patricia Michelin said…
I made this using canned biscuits since I did not have the frozen rolls. It was wonderful!
YorkieMama said…
What a great idea, I just cannot wait to make!