Apple Dumplings

I have an addiction to Amazon, I’m a prime member so it’s just too easy to get on there and feed my cookbook obsession. If you have ever been to my house you know how many cookbooks and magazines I have! Well I recently purchased Pioneer Woman’s newest cookbook. One recipe in particular that caught my eye was these apple dumplings. The ingredients are super simple, and has….. wait for it…..mountain dew. Yes I know very strange, but you really can’t taste the mountain dew. It just makes this really sweet sauce.

You wrap granny smith apples in crescent rolls, and then cover them with a melted butter sugar mixture. After that you pour the mountain dew around the sides and down the middle of the baking pan. Bake for 40 minutes, and serve with vanilla ice cream. Warning, there is a large amount of butter in this recipe! It tastes incredibly delicious and sweet, you could probably cut back on the butter if you wanted.

After you are guilt stricken from eating all of those calories, go have yourself a margarita to wash away the guilt 🙂

Apple Dumplings
from Pioneer Woman Cooks 

  • 2 whole Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 cans (8 Oz. Cans) Crescent Rolls
  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 1-1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • Cinnamon, To Taste
  • 1 can (12 Oz.) Mountain Dew Soda


Peel and core apples. Cut each apple into 8 slices each. Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan.

Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir, and pour entire mixture over apples. Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Melinda Orsak says:

    Where is the recipe for the Margarita?

    1. s2karen says:

      Haha this margarita was from a local mexican food place that I love! I need to come up with my own recipe though 🙂 keep on the look out!

  2. s2karen says:

    of course! so delicious 🙂

  3. Norm Gannon says:

    Next time Im in LA ….Im an Apple dumpling kinda guy

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