When my friend Jenny–who you may remember from this amazing fish recipe–first shared this funny little recipe with me a few years ago, I literally laughed out loud. It just sounded so crazy! I mean, seriously…..Mountain Dew? In a baked dish? I thought she was joking.

Until, of course, I tasted it.

That’s when I begged her for the recipe. Luckily for me and for all of you, she was happy to share.

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Of course I do feel the need to start with a word of caution for those of you, who despite the name “Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings,” were expecting some sort of whole-food-clean-eating-organic-gluten-free-or-otherwise-healthy dessert. It is not healthy in any way. It is full of preservatives and white sugar and probably even some high-fructose-corn-syrup. If this bothers you, just click away now! For the rest of you, keep reading. This is one quick & easy recipe you will want to whip up again and again!

Assemble the ingredient for these Mtn. Dew dumplings: sugar, butter, apples, cinnamon, crescent rolls and Mtn. Dew

Here is what you need:

2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
2 baking apples, such as Gala, McIntosh, or Granny Smith
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 stick of butter, melted
cinnamon
6 ounces Mountain Dew soda
cooking spray
 

Peel and core apples, by hand or using an apple corer like this one.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and core apples, then slice into 8 wedges each, or use an apple peeler-corer-slicer to do it.

Lay out the Crescent Roll dough on a flat surface like a counter top.

Step 2: Spray 9×13″ baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Unroll crescent rolls.

Roll each crescent around a slice of apple.

Step 3: Wrap 1 apple wedge in crescent roll, then pinch seams together to cover apple completely. Place in dish; repeat with remaining apple wedges.

Cover the crescents with butter and sugar mixture.

Step 4:  Mix together melted butter & sugar, then liberally crumble sugar mixture over top of crescent rolls. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Pour a can of Mtn. Dew soda over the top of the crescent rolls.

Step 5:  Pour Mountain Dew over crescent rolls. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, until rolls are golden brown. Serve warm, with ice cream if desired.

Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings

Super tasty apple dessert that is way easier than pie!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 baking apples such as Gala, McIntosh, or Granny Smith
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 stick of butter melted
  • cinnamon
  • 6 ounces Mountain Dew soda
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and core apples, then slice into 8 wedges each, or use an apple peeler-corer-slicer to do it.
  2. Spray 9x13" baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Unroll crescent rolls.
  3. Wrap 1 apple wedge in crescent roll, then pinch seams together to cover apple completely. Place in dish; repeat with remaining apple wedges.
  4. Mix together melted butter & sugar, then liberally crumble sugar mixture over top of crescent rolls. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  5. Pour Mountain Dew over crescent rolls. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, until rolls are golden brown. Serve warm, with ice cream if desired.

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