Published Jun 19th
Prep 15m Cook 25m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 16 dumplings Calories 606.1

This can be a veggie dish or a desert. They are so yummy and easy to make. I tried these at a family reunion and searched the room to find out who made them and begged the recipe!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 32 ounces frozen sweet potato patties
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup margarine
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Unroll crescent rolls and lay flat on a work surface. Cut sweet potato patties in half. Roll 1 half-patty in a crescent roll, stretching dough to cover patty completely and make a dumpling. Repeat with remaining patties and rolls.
  2. 2 Place walnuts in a plate. Dip dumplings into nuts, pressing down to coat the top. Place coated dumplings in a 9x12-inch glass baking dish, nut-side up.
  3. 3 Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  4. 4 Combine water, sugar, margarine, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat just until sugar and margarine are dissolved, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour sauce over dumplings in the baking dish.
  5. 5 Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 606.1
  • Carbohydrate 61.5 g
  • Fat 36.7 g
  • Fiber 4.7 g
  • Protein 5.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 5 g
  • Sodium 448.8 mg
  • Sugar 27.1 g

Chef's Notes

This can be easily halved. I also have made these appetizer-sized by cutting the crescent rolls in half and quartering the potatoes to yield 32 pieces; Feel free to use any nuts you like.


  1. I made this for Thanksgiving. A couple of notes: the frozen sweet potato patties I found came in packets of 8, and 32oz is two packets for a total of 16 patties. Each can of crescent rolls contains 8 crescent rolls, so 2 tubes equals 16 rolls. Put a full sweet potato pattie in each - Read more ...
  2. Want to experience something besides the traditional apple dumplings? These sweet potato ones were a hit! My local grocery store doesn't carry sweet potato patties so I bought sweet potato tater tots. I used 2 and rolled the dough up. They have that rich dessert flavor great for the fall weather.