Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Dumplings

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 60 min
Servings: 8

Say hello to your new favourite fall dessert! These easy baked dumplings are stuffed with an irresistible pumpkin-cream cheese filling and topped with brown sugar.


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 can (8 count) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Original Crescents
  • 1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 oz (1/4 of 250 g pkg) cream cheese, cut into 8 pieces
  • 3 tablespoons apple juice


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In small bowl, mix brown sugar, granulated sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Cut in butter, using pastry blender or fork, until mixture is crumbly. Set aside.
  3. Separate crescent dough into 8 triangles. Spread 1 tablespoon pumpkin on widest side of triangle. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar mixture. Place cream cheese piece on wide side, and roll to opposite point, tucking in ends. Place in baking dish. Repeat 7 times. Sprinkle remaining sugar mixture over crescents. Pour apple juice over crescents.
  4. Bake 27 to 32 minutes or until crescents are golden brown and baked through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Serve these delicious dumplings with sweetened whipped cream or ice cream.
  • If you don’t have apple juice, you can substitute the same amount of water.