Pouring Mountain Dew over apple dumplings is not high culinary art. But it is sweet and delicious, and delicious is what we’re going for! So chuck the preconceived ideas of proper cooking, crack open a can of golden soda, and let’s whip up a fall dessert! Your family will enjoy it, and your kids will think it’s cool.
Apple dumplings with Mountain Dew
Peel, core, and cut the apples into quarters. If the apples are large, you can cut them into smaller pieces. Open the cans of crescent dough and separate each triangle.
Place one piece of apple on a triangle of crescent dough, and wrap up. Place in pan, and repeat with remaining apple slices and pieces of dough. Make sure you place the apple bundles with the pointed tip down, so it doesn’t pop open.
Melt the butter, stir in the sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and Mt. Dew. Pour the mixture over and around the dumplings. Bake the apple dumplings at 350 for 40 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.
Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream. Spoon some of the thick syrup over the ice cream — fantastic!
Apple Dumplings with Mountain Dew
- 2 cans crescent rolls
- 4 Granny Smith apples or other tart apple
- 12 oz Mountain Dew
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Peel and core apples. Cut into quarters.
- Wrap each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9x13 baking pan, seam side down.
- Melt butter, add sugar, Mt. Dew, cinnamon, and vanilla. Pour sauce over apple dumplings.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 40 minutes or until the dumpings are golden brown.
- Serve warm, with ice ream if desired. Store leftovers in fridgerator up to 3 days. To reheat, bake at 400 till warm.