Recipe: Apple Dumplings

Ok folks… this recipe for Apple Dumplings is not a traditional one… in fact it is downright odd… but it is easy… it is foolproof and it is amazing… yes… I said amazing… absolutely amazing.

I came across the recipe recently and thought… you pour Mountain Dew over it??? really??? I mean are you sure??? The stuff you drink on a hot summer’s day??? That Mountain Dew??? Yep… that Mountain Dew.

I thought this could not be right…. So I decided to Google it… and lo and behold… lots… I mean lots of this recipe is out there… origin unknown… so… I decided to try it… and all I can say is WOW!

This is perfect for company or a party…. easy to assemble and bake it… it’s as simple as that…


Well… no real tips here… just follow the recipe and you’ll do just fine… trust me.

Lots of pictures today… just follow along.

Try this … you will be slurping the syrup from the bottom of the pan… I had to literally walk away… I couldn’t stop… really!


Recipe: Apple Dumplings

All you need:

2 Granny Smith apples, cored and peeled
2 cans of Pillsbury Crescent rolls
2 sticks (1 cup) of butter, melted
1 ½ cups sugar
Cinnamon (a sprinkling or to taste)
12 oz. Mountain Dew

All you have to do:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Butter a 9 x 13 baking dish.

Start with two Granny Smith apples...

Peel and core them...

Cut each cored and peeled apple into 8 slices.

Separate the crescent dough into triangles

Wrap a slice of apple with a crescent dough triangle.

They don't have to be perfect...honest.. you'll see.

I told you they don't have to be perfect.

Arrange the wrapped apple slices in the prepared baking dish.

Melt the butter in a large measuring cup in the microwave.

Add the sugar and stir a little.. it will be very gloppy (like that word?).

Pour the butter and sugar mixture over the dough in the baking dish.

That's it... keep going... pour every last drop over that dough...

Yep... they're swimmin' in all that butter and sugar... that's alright.. trust me.

Pour the Mountain Dew over the dough. I know.. it's weird... just trust me.

Keep going... you're almost there... now just sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake for 40 minutes until golden brown.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Be sure to spoon the syrup at the bottom over the servings.

1 comment:

Januarie said...

My mom used to make these when I was a kid. She used orange juice and sprite instead of Mt Dew. They were delicious!!

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