|Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine sugar, water, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract in saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil. Remove from heat.
Peel, quarter, and core apples. Unroll crescent rolls and separate each triangle. Stretch triangle slightly and wrap around each apple quarter. Place in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Pour hot syrup over dumplings and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and apples are tender.
Serve warm with milk or ice cream.