Apple Dumplings

One day while my cousin and I were chatting on the phone, we were talking about different desserts.  Somehow we got on the subject of apple desserts, and she gasped, “Oh, I just LOVE apple desserts.  Especially apple dumplings, they’re delicious!”  I laughed and said, “What?  Apple dumplings?”  She explained to me what they were, and since we’re both big fans of, I looked up the recipe that she was talking about on there.  Her husband’s family has been making them for years, and she always looks forward to them.  After looking it up and seeing how easy they were to make (especially using crescent roll dough), I made them a few days later.  I called her immediately after my husband and I gobbled ours down, exclaiming, “Oh wow.  Those were,  um,  yeah.  They were awesome.  Definitely making these again.”


First, you’ll need your apples.  Peel, core, and cut up into 8 slices.  If they’re a little too long for the crescent roll dough, just take a little bit off each side.  Roll them up in the crescent roll dough, tucking the sides in to make sure it’s all sealed up together.


Next, pack them all in to a 9×13 inch baking dish.  Melt your butter, mix with sugar and cinnamon, and pour over dumplings.  Next, pour in the Mountain Dew (yes, you read that right).


Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes, or until a golden brown.


The combination of soft apples with the buttery texture of crescent rolls, mixed with cinnamon, sugar, and the citrus soda will give your taste buds a run for their money.  Devour.  Happily.

Apple Dumplings Recipe:

2 regular size cans of crescent rolls

2 granny smith apples

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup unsalted butter

12 oz. Mountain Dew

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9×13 baking dish.  Cut each apple into 8 wedges and set aside.  Separate the crescent roll dough into triangles.  Roll each apple wedge in crescent roll dough, starting at the smallest end.  Pinch to seal and place in the baking dish.  Melt butter in a small saucepan and stir in the sugar and cinnamon.  Stir well, then pour over the apple dumplings.  Pour the Mountain Dew over the dumplings.  Bake for 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.



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