Apple Dumplings

I can't believe I forgot about this recipe.  DIVINE.  Heaven wrapped up in a pillowy crust.  The Pioneer Woman is a genius.

2 whole Granny Smith Apples (I use whatever firm apple I have on hand)
2 cans (8 oz. Cans) crescent rolls
2 sticks butter
1-½ 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.

WARNING: Prepare this dish at your own risk. It is beyond imaginable.


  1. My grandpa is here visiting. He has a sweet tooth. I'm making this tonight. :)

  2. Oh my goodness Danielle! This recipe has FOREVER changed my life. Served these tonight at our fall apple party. WOW!!! The apples were perfectly soft. The crust was flaky, buttery with the perfect amount of sweetness. They really are amazing.

    I didn't have mountain dew, so I used a can of sprite and it seemed to still turn out great.

  3. HOW did you know I was going to go out looking for Apple Dumpling recipes today???