Easy Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings

I have a delicious guest post for you today from my new friend Janelle who runs the awesome food blog Comfy in the Kitchen. Once you read this recipe I know you’ll want to go check out all the other deliciousness she has going on over at her site. Enjoy this treat!

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!” I dug in. “Mmmmm….WOW, are you serious!? Mountain Dew is in these?! These are delicious Kathy! Wohoo!” I said to her. I not only said it..I meant it…WOWSA! 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 ladies!
Peel, core and slice 3 Granny Smith apples (that is all you will need, honest).

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.

Place in a buttered 9×13 pan

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.

Pour sauce over apple dumpling then add Mountain Dew to the sides.

Sprinkle cinnamon on top. Bake uncovered in a 350 oven for appx 35 mins.

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, hehe.

EASY Apple Dumplings
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Serves: 12
  • 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
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (for spinkling)
  • 1 (12 oz ) can of Mountain Dew
  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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14 Responses to Easy Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings

  1. 1
    Jen says

    These look delicious, and are so easy I might actually try it!

  2. 2
    Women Living Well says

    Woohoo! 3 cheers for Dew Apple Dumplings AND my favorite recipe gal – Janelle!!! Laura – I am over the moon excited to see “my real life friend” Janelle here and hope you have her back LOTS more – this girl’s got heart and soul in her cooking! I know your readers will LOVE her!!

    Love you both!

    • 2.1
      Janelle says

      Courtney, I love YOU!!!! You are always such a great encourager and friend. Feeling blessed. It’s been so much fun ” trading places” with Laura! She rocks.

  3. 3
    Julia says

    Ohh, they look so delicious! I will try them this weekend!
    Laura, i have to say that i really like your page! I found it just a couple of days ago and really enjoyed reading it. I can really use your tips and guidelines for organization πŸ˜‰ I have a big family (my friend, me and my daughter, no. 2 is on the way πŸ˜‰ – and the three children my boyfriend has before we came together – they are nearly every second week with us) and we moved to a big house, so thereΒ΄s really much stuff to handle πŸ˜‰

    So, greetings from germany πŸ™‚
    Yours, Julia

  4. 4
    Elizabeth L. says

    My mom found this recipe a few months ago and made them. I couldn’t believe how delicious they were! My mother is not a baker, but she said these were super easy. A great recipe with a surprising ingredient!

  5. 5
    Christina says

    Mountain Dew! As if I needed another reason to bring Mountain Dew into the house! We will definitely be trying this recipe. Thanks so much, Ladies!

  6. 6
    Corlina says

    I made this dessert for my family last night. Can I just say YUMMY!! The only thing I had to buy was the Mt Dew. I only had 1 container of Cresent Rolls but decided to try it anyway. It still worked out! Being a busy mom of 2 young boys I love recipes that take little to no effort and this one was a 10! I’m still trying to decide if I’m going ot keep this recipe to myself or share it with everyone. The taste makes it seem like you slaved in the kitchen all day! This could easily be made to bring to a party or potluck. Thank you again for sharing! Keep them coming!

    • 6.1
      Janelle says

      Wohoo!!!! Awesome Corlina! Yes- I am right there with you girlie- quick and yummy are keys in my home too!

  7. 7
    Tracy @ Hall of Fame Moms says

    I luv apple dumplings but don’t make them, I think I will be trying this recipe though πŸ˜‰

  8. 8
    Piper says

    Ohhhh I sooo made these last Sunday (and wouldn’t ya know I forgot the ice cream) But they were still YUMMY…. on Monday they were GONE and my hubby said, need more apple dumplins please. So, I made them again last night and I didn’t forget the ice cream!! Soooo good!!! WOWSA is def a word for these. I think I may need to lose the recipe since we were actually going to CUT out so many sweets. What a treat!!

    • 8.1
      Laura says

      Want to know a secret? I made these last night too but I halfed the sugar mixture and used reduced fat crescents and they were still so so delicious! πŸ™‚

  9. 9
    Kim A. says

    I’ve made a variation of these before using lemon-lime soda (sprite, 7-Up or generic) added TO the sugar mixture. They are good! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Kim A.

  10. 10
    Gym Overland Park says

    I also had tried this yummy Easy Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings when i was at restaurant . Its taste was amazing .
    Gym Overland Park


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