Easy Crescent Apple Dumplings - your friends will never guess the SECRET ingredient!
Easy Crescent Apple Dumplings - your friends will never guess the SECRET ingredient!
I'll never forget the first time I tried these apple dumplings at my Mother-in-Law's house. She walked out of the kitchen wearing oven mitts holding the pan in her hands. She had a huge grin on her face and said I would never believe it- "Mountain Dew" was the *secret ingredient! "WHAT?!, who would ever think to put Mountain Dew in Apple Dumplings?!" I thought. Truly, I did not think they were going to be very good. But, I love my Mother-in-Law, so with a smile, my fork held high, and the silly comment "To my very FIRST caffeinated apple dumpling!"
Alas, I have put aside my typical apple dumpling recipe (the kind that takes more time that I would like to admit) and showcase the most delicious EASY Apple Dumpling recipe you would ever stink you teeth into...enjoy and share with others! This is the perfect comfort food for a loved one....
Easy Crescent Apple Dumplings
Peel, core and slice 3 Granny Smith apples (that is all you will need, honest).
Easy Crescent Apple Dumplings
Place one slice of apple onto one triangle of crescent roll. Start at the wide bottom side and roll up a bit, tuck in sides , then continue rolling.
Easy Crescent Apple Dumplings
Place in a buttered 9x13 pan.
Easy Crescent Apple Dumplings
In a medium sauce pan add 1 cup butter, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla. Heat on medium high heat until boiling.
Easy Crescent Apple Dumplings
Pour sauce over apple dumpling then add Mountain Dew to the sides.
Easy Crescent Apple Dumplings
Sprinkle cinnamon on top. Bake uncovered in a 350 oven for appx 35 mins.
Easy Crescent Apple Dumplings
Here they are fresh and piping hot out of the oven. Serve with vanilla ice cream. This recipe makes a GREAT conversation piece...ask everyone to guess the *secret ingredient...they never will.
EASY Apple Dumplings
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 55 mins
Serves: 12
Ingredients:
  • 3 large Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 2 (10 oz) cans pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls (I used Grands)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (for spinkling)
  • 1 (12 oz ) can of Mountain Dew
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Butter a 9x13 dish and set aside
  3. Peel, core and slice apples
  4. Unroll crescent rolls
  5. Take one crescent roll and place one piece of apple at the bottom of the triangle- roll up enclosing the sides. Make sure the apple is completely sealed and enclosed.
  6. Continue doing this - if your apple slices are small, put a couple in.
  7. Place your dumplings into your 9x13
  8. Make your sauce by combining butter, sugars, and vanilla in a saucepan on medium high heat- bring to a slight boil.
  9. Pour sauce over dumplings.
  10. Add Mountain Dew to the sides.
  11. Sprinkle with cinnamon
  12. Bake uncovered for 35 mins.
  13. Serve with vanilla ice cream!
  
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