I’ve had this recipe a long time. I don’t remember where I got it from but I believe there are several variations of it floating around out there. What first caught my attention with this dessert was that it called for a can of Mountain Dew! How weird is that? Since then, I’ve made it with 7-Up, Cherry 7-Up, and Sprite, both regular and diet. They all work fine.
This recipe is really easy to make. The hardest part is wrapping the little apple wedges in crescent roll dough and it’s not so much that it’s hard, as that it takes a bit of time, but these apple dumplings are sooo good that it’s well worth it. Don’t worry about stretching, pulling or ripping the crescent roll dough. Just patch and pinch it back together. It’s really forgiving and will bake up just fine. You really need to give this recipe a try. My kids love it and everytime I take it anywhere, this dessert is the first one to get wiped out!
COUNTRY APPLE DUMPLINGS
- 2 large apples, peeled and cored
- 2 (10-oz.) cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 (12-oz.) can Mountain Dew
- vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for serving
- Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
- Cut each apple into 8 wedges and set aside.
- Separate the crescent roll dough into triangles.
- Wrap each apple wedge in a crescent roll triangle. I just stretch and pinch the dough as I need to in order to completely encase the apple wedge.
- Place dumplings in the baking dish trying not to let them touch each other.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes.
- While dumplings are baking, melt butter, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla together in a small saucepan.
- Pull dumplings out of oven and flip each one over so browned side is down.
- Pour melted butter mixture over the dumplings.
- Next pour Mountain Dew over the dumplings.
- Return to oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.