Peach Dumplings

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These juicy Peach Dumplings get their irresistible caramelized crust thanks to a can of Sprite (or Mountain Dew)! Using crescent roll dough and fresh peaches, this easy Pioneer Woman recipe is a family favorite.

If you love peaches, be sure to try my classic Peach Crisp, Peach cake, and popular Peach Hand Pies!

Peach dumplings baked in a 13x9 white baking dish and being removed with spatula.

Why this Recipe Works

Wondering what to do with all those late summer peaches? Peach Dumplings are easier to make than you expect!

This simple peach dessert recipe is originally from The Pioneer Woman, (Ree Drummond) and I’m downright obsessed. I shared Ree’s Apple Dumpling recipe earlier and this peachy twist is just as tasty.

Peach slices baked inside crescent rolls with a touch of cinnamon would be delicious all on their own. But this recipe takes it to a next level with the addition of a can of pop!

You pour it over the edges of the pan before baking the dumplings. It creates a golden brown caramel ring around the dumplings that makes them downright divine.

Add a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top for a real treat. The dumplings melt in your mouth with a flaky pastry and a buttery finish.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed for peach dumplings included fresh peaches, crescent rolls, and Sprite.

Fresh Peaches

  • The original recipe calls for frozen peaches. Since I made this in the summertime at the peak of peach season, I used fresh ripe peaches in my Peach Dumplings.
  • When using fresh peaches, you’re going to want to remove the skin before adding them to the dumplings.
  • Frozen fruit works great, too, if fresh aren’t available. In fact, why not buy extra peaches when they’re in season and freeze them so you can make perfect fruit dumplings all year long?

Can you use canned peaches?

  • Yes, but make sure to fully drain them first. The texture will be a little different than if you use frozen or fresh.

Pop.

  • For the soda, both Sprite and 7-Up are equally effective. Or choose another brand of lemon-lime soda like Sierra Mist or Mountain Dew. Make sure it’s regular and not diet, though!
  • The sugar in the soda is what makes it caramelize.

How to Make Peach Dumplings

Step by step photos showing how to make peach dumplings.

Cut peaches and roll.

  • Cut each peaches into 8 slices each and remove the peels. Place each peach slice at the largest end of the crescent roll and roll it up.
  • Place in a prepared greased baking dish.

Top with butter and sugar.

  • Melt butter in a small sauce pan, then remove from heat and stir in granulated sugar and vanilla extract until just combined.
  • Pour the sugar mixture over the dumplings.

Add soda and bake.

  • Pour about half a can of Sprite around the edges of the baking dish.
  • Bake for 40 minutes until the tops are golden brown and the rolls are completely cooked.
  • Let cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
Peach dumplings in a 13x9 baking dish.

How to Serve

These dumplings are amazing served warm topped with vanilla ice cream. Serve the dumplings and ice cream in bowls to keep the ice cream from running off.

Homemade Whipped Cream is also delicious on top of homemade Peach Dumplings as an alternative to the ice cream. Or, you can serve these just as they are, no topping required.

Don’t forget to spoon some of the syrup from the pan over each dumpling before serving. So good!

Peach Dumplings on a white plate with vanilla ice cream.

Tips and Tricks

  • Peeling peaches: Most peach skin is soft enough to easily remove with a peeler or even the side of a spoon. If the peach skin is stubborn and tough to pull off without removing the flesh, you can use the blanching technique. Put peaches in boiling water for a few seconds, then quickly remove and plunge into ice water. The skin should come off almost by itself!
  • While I love these best when they’re warm, the dumplings also taste great a few hours after baking, when they’ve fully cooled and the juices have settled. Don’t be afraid to make these a couple hours in advance. Just cover them until you’re ready to serve.

Recipe FAQs

Can I used canned peaches instead of fresh for dumplings?

Yes! No peeling means they are super easy to use. Just be sure to completely drain the juices.

Do I have to use the 7up or soda?

I have tried making these without the pop, and honestly they just aren’t as good. The soda adds the sugary caramelization necessary to make these moist and flavorful.

How do you store leftover Peach Dumplings?

Wrap the top of the dish (or place leftovers in airtight container) and store covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Warm in microwave if desired.

Peach dumplings served stacked on a white dessert plate.

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Peach Dumplings

5 from 8 votes
By: Aimee
These juicy Peach Dumplings get their irresistible caramelized crust thanks to a can of Sprite! Using crescent roll dough and fresh peaches, this easy Pioneer Woman recipe is a family favorite.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 16 dumplings

Ingredients 

  • 2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 fresh peaches peeled and pit removed
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 ounce can Sprite 7-Up or Mountain Dew
  • Ground cinnamon for garnish
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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.  Butter a 9 x 13 pan and set aside.  
  • Cut peaches into 8 slices each and remove the peel.  Place a peach slice at the largest end of the crescent roll and roll it up.  Place in the prepared dish.  Continue until all the peach slices are rolled.
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter.  Remove from heat and add the granulated sugar.  Give it a quick stir so that it’s just combined and stir in vanilla.  Pour the sugar mixture over the dumplings.  Pour about 1/2 of the can (6 oz) of Sprite around the edges of the baking dish.  
  • Bake for 40 minutes until the tops are golden brown and the rolls are completely cooked.
  • Let cool for about 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Notes

  • Recipe from Pioneer Woman
  • The original recipe uses frozen peaches, which is an option if fresh aren’t available. 
  • If using canned peaches, be sure to completely drain the juices.

Nutrition

Serving: 1dumpling, Calories: 327kcal, Carbohydrates: 51g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 39mg, Sodium: 145mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 42g
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
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Posted on September 28, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. These are very good, I feel they will become soggy if there are any leftovers. But I will see tomorrow how they are. Thank you for the recipe.

  2. Will they work at all if you use powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar? (Or shugar lol) I have a whole bag of powdered but no regular white sugar. I also have several cups of light brown cane sugar, maybe that would work better than powdered? They sound delicious. Going with Mountain Dew! thx

  3. Could I freeze these if packaged airtight in pairs? Hoping to be able to enjoy them after fresh peach season is over 😉

  4. Can you assemble this earlier in the day and bake it a couple hours later?
    I’m going to try to do all the steps except for adding the Sprite, cover it and throw it in the fridge, then add the Sprite and bake it just before dinner. I hope it works! Thanks for a yummy recipe!

  5. My family loves these peach dumplings and I was surprised how easy they are to make – thank you for sharing!

  6. Oh my goodness these look so delicious and yummy! My family is going to love these! So excited to make these!

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