Cherry Dumpling Casserole

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    Cherry Dumpling Casserole is a quick and tasty dessert recipe made with only a handful of ingredients! Use this easy crescent roll dumplings hack that the whole family will love! Perfect for parties and large groups!

    Cherry Dumpling Casserole is a great recipe that use cherries in a tasty and easy dessert! Easy to make and delicious to eat, what could be better? #fruitdumplings #crescentrolldumplings www.savoryexperiments.com

    Cherry Dumpling Casserole is a great recipe that use cherries in a tasty and easy dessert! Easy to make and delicious to eat, what could be better?

    Cherry Dumpling Casserole is kind of a casserole, kind of dumplings, kind of a cobbler, kind of a dump cake but not really any of those. If we are getting technical here, they aren’t really even dumplings! More of a kitchen hack dumplings.

    I really didn’t know what to call this easy dessert recipes. I got the original idea from the Pioneer Woman herself on one of those viral videos going around Facebook. Only she used peaches, cinnamon and vanilla.

    Close up of cherry dumpling casesrole in a baking dish

    Seeing that it was the warmer months and I am OBSESSED with cherries at the moment (despite the fact that they are killing my bank account) I decided to make mine with cherries. I think I’ll also give it a whirl with apples!

    I never found the written recipe for the original Cherry Dumpling Casserole, in fact I don’t even know what the name was, but I took the liberty of making a few adaptations. What got me was that is is made with crescent dough.

    While I try to stay away from processed foods, I crumble when it comes to refrigerated biscuits, crescent rolls or pie crusts. I just feel like the benefits of buying these pre-made far outweighs making them scratch. This coming from a woman who makes her own mayonnaise and butter. What can I say, I am a weirdo!

    Cherry Dumpling Casserole- a quick and easy dessert made with a handful of ingredients. www.savoryexperiments.com

    No matter how many times I make dough for these, it never tastes as buttery and delicious as the pre-made kind. Someday I will visit France and have a chef show me “the right way” and then I will never look back.

    I will chuckle at the notion that I once thought refrigerated crescent dough was passable. But I’m not there yet and until then, I will wrap all sorts of stuff up in the goodness and love it!

    Cherry Dumpling Casserole- a quick and easy dessert made with a handful of ingredients. www.savoryexperiments.com

    I also love cherries. The only problem I have when I cook with cherries is that I have to buy at least double because I eat them while I am cooking. One for the cherry dumpling casserole… one for me… one for the cherry dumpling casserole… one for me.

    The sugary butter mix will form a candy coating on top of your dumplings as the pastry bakes up. Lemon lime soda gives it a little pizazz and prevents the whole shebang from drying out.

    If you liked this fruit dumplings recipe, you’ll also love these other easy summer dessert recipes:

    Tools for making Cherry Dumpling Casserole:

    • Cherry Pitter– I used to think this was an excessive gadget I didn’t need. I was wrong.
    • 9 x 13 Glass Baking Dish– an absolute essential for any kitchen! Use it for baking, marinating or storing. Get one with a lid, you’ll thank me later.
    • Wood cutting board – wood won’t dull your knives like plastic and if treated properly, has natural antimicrobial properties.

     

    Cherry Dumpling Casserole is a great recipe that use cherries in a tasty and easy dessert! Easy to make and delicious to eat, what could be better? #fruitdumplings #crescentrolldumplings www.savoryexperiments.com

    If you are looking for even more dessert recipes, snag a copy of my Easy Dessert Recipes Mini-Cookbook. Available here for only $0.99, these easy dessert recipes are ready with less than 30 minutes hands-on time and are sure to please all your family friends. From no-bake to make-ahead, you are sure to find something you love!

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    Close up of cherry dumpling casesrole in a baking dish
    Cherry Dumpling Casserole
    Prep Time
    20 mins
    Cook Time
    40 mins
    Total Time
    1 hr
     
    Cherry Dumpling Casserole is a great way to use cherries in an easy dessert recipe. Easy to make and delicious to eat, what could be better?
    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: dumpling casserole
    Servings: 16
    Calories: 174 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 2 cups fresh cherries pitted and sliced (you can probably use frozen and thawed)
    • 2 cans refrigerated croissant dough
    • 3/4 cup butter
    • 1 1/4 cup sugar
    • 2 teaspoons almond extract
    • 8 ounces lemon-lime soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
    • Cooking Spray
    • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Coat cooking spray on 9x13 pan.
    3. Estimate 2-3 cherries per refrigerator croissant roll, roll up like you were making the actual rolls. Line them up 8 on each side.
    4. In a small sauce pan, melt butter, add almond extract and then sugar, stirring until all wet, but still grainy.
    5. Pour evenly over cherry dumplings.
    6. Pour lemon-lime soda around cherry dumplings. Sprinkle with nutmeg and sliced almonds.
    7. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream.
    8. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

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    Nutrition Facts
    Cherry Dumpling Casserole
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 174 Calories from Fat 90
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 10g15%
    Saturated Fat 5g31%
    Cholesterol 22mg7%
    Sodium 105mg5%
    Potassium 49mg1%
    Carbohydrates 21g7%
    Sugar 19g21%
    Vitamin A 275IU6%
    Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
    Calcium 8mg1%
    Iron 0.1mg1%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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