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Easy Apple Dumplings with Crescent Rolls and Mountain Dew

You'll love these delicious and easy Apple Dumplings made with crescent rolls and Mountain Dew! Top with ice cream for a delicious dessert made with fresh apples. A favorite fall recipe for apple picking season.

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You’ll love this easy recipe for apple dumplings made with crescent rolls and Mountain Dew!

Kids love to help make these easy apple dumplings!

This recipe is a fall favorite. And its kid-friendly too! Add to the fun by picking your own apples.

But if you’re past that point in the season, or just would rather the convenience of store bought, lucky for us, you can buy apples any time of the year.

The kids love rolling up the apple wedges in the dough and placing them in the baking pan. They also love to help stir and add the sugar of course.

Older kids can help pour on the Mountain Dew since you want to be careful to pour around the dough as much as possible to prevent soggy dough.

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make this Easy Apple Dumpling Recipe

All you need is 7 ingredients: Pillsbury crescent rolls, granny smith apples, cinnamon, nutmeg (optional), butter, sugar and Mountain Dew (or other lemon-lime) soda.

Optional Ingredients: Nuts, vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, whipped cream and powdered sugar.

Mountain Dew Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings Ingredients

Use an apple slicer to save time.

I’m not big on kitchen gadgets but if you make this recipe a lot, then investing in a simple apple sliver will save a bunch of time and will create perfectly sized wedges for you each time.

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Granny Smith apples are best, but any will do.

I love the tart taste of granny smith apples but if you prefer a more mild of different flavored apple, by all means, go with your favorite.

What if you can’t find Mountain Dew?

What you really need is something with some carbonation and real sugar. So, nothing diet. Diet Mountain Dew will not work. Gotta be the real deal.

Now, if you’re having trouble finding it, you can substitute any lemon-lime carbonated drink with real sugar in its place.

Try white or brown sugar.

If you want to experiment, you can substitute some or all of the sugar for brown sugar. You’ll get a darker brown sauce and some hints of molasses flavor when you use brown sugar. Brown sugar may give you a little more caramel-like flavor as well. So if you’re into that, give it a try!

Top your dumplings with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce or nuts.

While you’re at it, maybe some whipped cream too! You can load these up with toppings or just enjoy them in their basic form. I find them really wonderful with just a simple sprinkle of powdered sugar but I do love them with a scoop of ice cream too.

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Easy Apple Dumplings with Crescent Rolls and Mountain Dew

Easy Apple Dumplings with Crescent Rolls and Mountain Dew

You'll love these delicious and easy Apple Dumplings made with crescent rolls and Mountain Dew! Top with ice cream for a delicious dessert made with fresh apples. A favorite fall recipe for apple picking season.
Author: Angela G.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Skill Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Yield: 9×12 pan

Ingredients
 

  • 2 granny smith apples
  • 2 tubes crescent rolls
  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 oz Mountain Dew (or other citrus soda)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Few pinches of nutmeg
  • Powdered sugar to taste
  • Optional toppings: vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, nuts and/or caramel sauce

Instructions

  • Peel and core apples. Slice each apple into 8 wedges.
  • Wrap each apple quarter in a crescent roll and place each dumpling in a buttered baking dish. 9×12 size works best.
  • In a small pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add sugar and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour butter sauce over dumplings completely covering each one.
  • Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan and in between the dumplings but not on top to the dumplings so the they don’t get soggy.
  • Bake at 350˚ for 35 minutes or until dumplings become golden brown.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve. Add a scoop of ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream, nuts and/or caramel sauce to each plate as desired.

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Nutrition Facts

Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 734IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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Linda B Smith

Tuesday 15th of February 2022

Our troop has a thing for apples. The BSA Scoutmaster made these in a Dutch oven during a campout. They were gobbled up by the scouts faster than he could get them cooked. Absolutely divine!

Angela G.

Tuesday 15th of February 2022

What a great idea. I never thought to make these while camping. So glad you all enjoyed them!

Barbe

Saturday 9th of October 2021

Have you made these ahead to take to a pot luck? If so, what tips do you have to keep them from getting soggy?

Angela G.

Tuesday 15th of February 2022

Hi Barbe, if making ahead, I would prepare them as directed, cover and bake them when you get where you're going. If that's not an option, your next best bet is to bake them at home and then cover loosely with foil so that moisture isn't trapped inside to make them soggy.You could even poke a few hols in the foil to vent so steam. Good luck! I've had these before brought to a potluck and they are still pretty yummy so I don't think you'll need to worry.