Ridiculously Easy Peach Dumplings for Summer’s Last Hurrah

Celebrate summer’s last hurrah with this easy, crowd-pleasing dessert over Labor Day weekend. You and your guests won’t believe how good and ridiculously easy these peach dumplings are to make.

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 Ridiculously Easy Peach Dumplings are a quick and easy dessert, perfect for the lazy days of summer or to enjoy over Labor Day weekend!

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This recipe is an oldie but a goodie and variation of an apple dumplings recipe that I shared back in 2012 –> who knew I would still be blogging 7 years later?! They are as delicious and as they are easy to make, and with a prep time of less than 10 minutes, ready for the oven. And oh the aroma while they are baking. . . like the Cinnabon store!

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If you’re not familiar with these ridiculously easy dumplings, the ingredients list may surprise you:  crescent roll dough, a can of ginger ale, sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and last but not least, peaches.

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We had some friends share their Mac’s Pride Peaches with us from McLeod Farms, family owned and operated since 1916, located in McBee, South Carolina.

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These peaches are the ‘Big Red’ variety, available from mid-to-late August, and are sweet and juicy as well as big and red, like their namesake!

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As you’ve already guessed from the ingredient list, this is not a low calorie recipe, but my rationale is that peach season comes around but once a year! 🍑

The original recipe for the apple dumplings recipe they’re based on, calls for 1 cup butter (2 sticks) and 1 1/2 cups sugar. I reduced the butter to 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks) and cut back the sugar to 1 cup. To reduce calories further, use reduced fat crescent rolls and substitute SPLENDA® sugar blend. You can also use diet ginger ale.

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Ridiculously Easy Peach Dumplings

Makes 16 dumplings


2 cans Crescent Rolls

16 peach slices (if your peaches are small, use 2 peach slices per crescent roll triangle or 32 slices)

3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2/3 of a 12 oz. can Ginger Ale (or citrus soda of choice)

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Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.

Slice peaches so you have 16 large slices. Separate the crescent roll dough into triangles. Starting at the largest end, roll a peach slice in a crescent roll triangle and place in baking dish. Don’t worry if your peach slice isn’t completely covered by dough.

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Melt butter in microwave safe bowl or Pyrex measuring cup. Add sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract, stirring well to combine. Pour over top of the peach dumplings.

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Pour 2/3 of a can of ginger ale between the dumplings and along edge of pan so the sugar / butter mixture stays on top of dumplings. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until golden brown.

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Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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Serve warm dumplings with ice cream, spooning some of the sauce from the baking dish over the top.

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Use Granny Smith apples when peaches aren’t in season.

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These peach dumplings are a crowd-pleaser and a ridiculously easy dessert for summer’s last hurrah. . .ideal when you don’t want to labor over Labor Day weekend!

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If you’re lucky enough to still have summer peaches, you can find a round-up of peach goodness, HERE, with recipes for Peach and Prosciutto Crostini with Basil and Goat Cheese, Peach Caprese Salad, Summer Peach Tea Punch, Peach-Bourbon No-Churn Ice Cream, Summer Peach-Tomato-and-Corn Salad with Honey Vinaigrette, Peach & Blueberry-Almond Coffee Cake, Peach-Avocado-and-Crab Salad, Patchwork Fruit Cobbler, Peach Hand Pies, Skillet Bourbon-Peach-and-Blueberry Crumble and Peach-Blackberry Cobbler Bars.

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Hope you’re enjoying the last days of summer. ♥

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  36 comments for “Ridiculously Easy Peach Dumplings for Summer’s Last Hurrah

  1. Ann
    August 28, 2019 at 6:46 am

    Mary, I love this – have peaches/need crescent rolls – added to the shopping list! You are up very early!

    • August 28, 2019 at 7:13 am

      Hi Ann, We’re early birds not night owls. ;) Enjoy 🍑

    • Kelly
      July 8, 2020 at 4:28 pm

      Can you use frozen peaches?

  2. Kathy M.
    August 28, 2019 at 7:06 am

    My husband brought home some peaches from Candor,S C. and I have just enough left to make these dumplings for tonight’s dessert. I love the apple version so can’t wait to taste these. Have a great Labor Day weekend.

    • August 28, 2019 at 7:12 am

      They’re oh so good Kathy! Enjoy! 🍑

  3. Michelle
    August 28, 2019 at 7:28 am

    Need to make these while peaches are in season! Yummy!

  4. franki
    August 28, 2019 at 7:41 am

    KEAN!!! franki

  5. Clara
    August 28, 2019 at 8:22 am

    These look delicious! Happy Labor Day Mary! Clara ❤️

    • Kelly
      July 8, 2020 at 4:29 pm

      Can I use frozen peaches?

      • July 8, 2020 at 4:48 pm

        Yes make sure they’re thawed first.

  6. August 28, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Mary, do you find the ginger ale makes a difference? I have always used sprite. I love this recipe and so does my family.. Happy Wednesday!

    • August 28, 2019 at 9:01 am

      Hi Pam, we like the ginger flavor with peach, plus we always have some on hand in the fridge but any citrus flavor soda would work. 🍑❤️

  7. Virginia
    August 28, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Good Morning Mary, this sounds heavenly. I will be forwarding your recipe to my daughter and daughter-in-law. They both make my peach cobbler recipe and am sure they will love this. I have prepared apples in a similar way but am certain you would improve it. Thanks for another awesome recipe

  8. Susan B
    August 28, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Mary, those peach dumplings look delicious and worth every calorie.

  9. August 28, 2019 at 9:10 am

    On you have me salivating early! I can’t eat peaches, the fuzz is like nails on a chalkboard to me, can’t even touch them, that is why i LOVE nectarines and eat them daily all summer. So glad you mentioned apples, I have some fully loaded trees just waiting to pop in the oven!

  10. Ellen McHale
    August 28, 2019 at 9:42 am

    WoW! You Southern girls! Seltzer? It looks ah-maz-ing! We’ve big beautiful peaches here in the markets of Northern California, annnd, I think I will give this recipe a try. After all, yesterday I made my first icebox cake! (Who would ever believed crackers?!?) Isn’t dessert the definition of “Calorie”?
    I’ve been a fond reader of your blogs for absolute years now. I hope you keep it up. You seem like an extremely talented friend to me. Ta Mary, you are brilliant!

  11. Vanessa
    August 28, 2019 at 10:02 am

    YUM! Peach Cobbler!!!! I love McCleod Farms! I stop there on the way to visit my daughter who goes to school in Florence. BIG Meats; located on the same property as McLeod Farms is also awesome – beautiful cuts of meat and they have a small restaurant concession with the best burgers and hand cut fries in town. It makes my trip to Florence and back more enjoyable.

  12. August 28, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Sounds wonderful! A recipe worthy of my Southern memories. Thanks for sharing!

  13. August 28, 2019 at 10:57 am

    I have never seen this recipe and I love it!! I am going to try it today. We actually have good peaches in Arizona.
    I love your blog and follow it incessantly. Thanks for all the good ideas!

  14. August 28, 2019 at 11:12 am

    I have done this using apples and never thought of using peaches! Looks amazing and hope to try this soon!
    Have a fabulous day Mary!

  15. August 28, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Well YUM! I am definitely making these, and I like Shirley’s idea of using apples too. Can’t wait to try this recipe!
    Thanks, Mary!

  16. Cyndi Raines
    August 28, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Oh my! This looks oh, so good! We’ve been delayed for our trip up north, but hope to leave tomorrow and there is an awesome fresh market up there. Hope she has peaches and I will make this! Love your recipes Mary and this sure does looks easy with great returns! YUM! Happy Labor Day! When I get back, I’ll be canning tomatoes. 😄

  17. Terri Santiago
    August 28, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Will print recipe.
    My stomach is growling.
    I can smell them baking, making the house smell homey too.
    Happy Labor Day.

  18. August 28, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    I’ve had the Apple version. Mary, and I’m sure these are equally as delicious with the peaches 🍑. I’ll bet your kitchen did smell heavenly. Thanks for sharing the updated recipe and the lower calorie tips.

  19. Theresa R Keller
    August 28, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    This looks so good, i have had the apple version and the peach will be great for this weekend! Thank you and have a nice Labor Day weekend!

  20. LL
    August 28, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Yum! The “apple version” is one of Jack’s faves… I will have to see if he likes this peach version when he comes home from school! Hugs & Treats to Lola & Sophie…. See you soon! LL

  21. August 28, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    I just got back from a weekend trip to Palisade. I have way too many peaches (if that’s such a thing). This looks like just the answer!

  22. August 28, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Oh Mary! My mouth is watering! We just got back from a few days away and I am going shopping tomorrow so WILL get the ingredients. Can’t wait to try them! Thanks!!!!

  23. August 29, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Love the gingerale Mary! I have a similar recipe that pairs the peach dumplings with almonds…I need to hurry and make these while I can still get peaches, the kids would love them!

  24. Sandy Brownell
    August 29, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Should I peel the peach?

    • August 29, 2019 at 3:10 pm

      It’s up to you…if you don’t object the peel, leave it, it’s less work that way. 🍑

  25. August 29, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Oh, Nummy —Mary, love your concoction for the sauce!

  26. Ellen
    August 31, 2019 at 7:45 am

    YUM YUM! Can’t wait to try as soon as I finish these 10 thousand tomatoes!! I keep telling my self that I will miss all these tomatoes in January when the ones in the stores are actually baseballs (I hope I remember how good these are/were)…anyway, I can’t wait to try this recipe….and apple season is coming fast…

    We have been enjoying cool temps, sunny days and the rain we needed…we feel lucky!!

  27. Ginny Bunn
    August 31, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Hmmm, I brought South Carolina peaches with me from Georgia, to Fort Walton Beach Florida, for a long weekend….but my intentions are for fresh peach margaritas!! Upon returning to Georgia, if my favorite roadside fruit stand still has SC peaches, I am certainly going to make these! I loved the blueberry peach crumble cobbler you shared! Thank You!

  28. Annette
    July 7, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    This recipe is the best I’ve ever tried and made

    • July 7, 2020 at 3:38 pm

      I’m so glad, thanks for letting me know! 🍑

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