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Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings

The first time I tried Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings was a few months ago when my lovely and talented step-daughter made them for the whole family. (Have I mentioned how much I like it when the kids cook for me? No? Let me say it again. Maybe my children will see it. I WHEN THE KIDS COOK!)

And now there’s no turning back. WOW. Now she makes them for us just about every time we see her. Hands down this easy dessert recipe is in my Top 10 Favorite Desserts.  Unbelievably delicious and only takes a few minutes to make. Gooey and warm like apple pie on the inside with a sugary-cinnamon flaky dumpling crust….*wipes drool off of the computer screen*

p.s. these are also excellent for weekend breakfast.

Apple Dumplings…another excuse for us Southerners to consume Mountain Dew. 🙂

This is one of those wow-easy dessert recipes you wish you’d been making for years. And if you have been making apple dumplings like this for years and haven’t told anyone, then shame on you!

This easy apple dessert recipe is best with Granny Smith apples. Their tart flavor is perfect with all the sweet sugar and soda, plus they don’t get too mushy when baked.

 

Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings are in my Top 10 Fave Desserts. Gooey, warm apple pie inside, sugary-cinnamon flaky dumpling crust.

 

What I like the most about this recipe is that it uses simple ingredients that you probably have on hand. Not a lot of measuring, either.

 

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You can peel the apples or leave them unpeeled, to your preference. (We like the peel on, gives the apple dumplings more color and texture.)

 

Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings are in my Top 10 Fave Desserts. Gooey, warm apple pie inside, sugary-cinnamon flaky dumpling crust.

 

Slice your apples into wedges or chop them into pieces. The apple dumplings are easier to roll in the crescent dough if they are in slices. But they are way easier to eat if cut into pieces. Equally delicious either way.

 

So we like making recipes with soda pop in the South. Here are more:

Dr Pepper Chicken Wings

7Up Cake

 

Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings are in my Top 10 Fave Desserts. Gooey, warm apple pie inside, sugary-cinnamon flaky dumpling crust.

 

Place them in a greased baking dish, then top with a mixture of butter, cinnamon, vanilla and two sugars. (One wasn’t enough.) (See the recipe at the bottom of the post for the details.)

 

Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings are in my Top 10 Fave Desserts. Gooey, warm apple pie inside, sugary-cinnamon flaky dumpling crust.

 

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Now, let’s put a little NASCAR on these cinnamon-y apple dumplings. Pour Mountain Dew (or your favorite sweet citrus soda will do. Maybe.) all around the edges and in between the dumplings.

Don’t dump the soda right on top, or it will wash away the sugar topping, and we don’t want that.

How much Mountain Dew you use is up to you. If you want a lot of syrup to drizzle on top, use the whole bottle. If you prefer your apple dumplings a toasted on top and flakier, use about half the bottle.

For this recipe we used about 12 ounces. 

Now time to bake! Your entire home will smell amazing…like a bakery.

 

 

Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings are in my Top 10 Fave Desserts. Gooey, warm apple pie inside, sugary-cinnamon flaky dumpling crust.

 

I woke up in the middle of the night once thinking of all the dumpling combinations you could make. Peaches with Sprite. Cherries with Coke. Caramel with Cream Soda…..

 

What? You don’t dream about these things?

 

Serve warm with syrup from the bottom of the pan, or top your Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings with a serving of creamy vanilla ice cream. (I like mine solo.)

 

Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings are in my Top 10 Fave Desserts. Gooey, warm apple pie inside, sugary-cinnamon flaky dumpling crust.

 

 

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Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings

OOey-gooey cinnamon-y apples rolled in dough and covered with sweet Mountain Dew.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Mountain Dew apple dumplings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 201 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

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  • 3 Granny Smith apples
  • 16 crescent rolls 2 packages, refrigerated
  • 12 ounces of Mountain Dew soda
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 stick salted butter melted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Cook That

  1. Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash and dry apples. Peel them if you would like, or leave them unpeeled.
  3. Evenly cut apples into bite-sized pieces. Carefully unroll the crescent roll dough and separate into triangles. Place a small handful of apple pieces (about 2 tablespoons per triangle) in the center of each crescent.
  4. Roll the dough up and place the apple filled dough (seal side down) into the bottom of the baking dish.
  5. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, cinnamon, vanilla and both sugars. Spoon the sugar mixture over the top of the dumplings evenly.
  6. Pour the Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan and in between each dumpling.
  7. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes until the top of the dumplings are golden brown.
  8. Serve warm!
Nutrition Facts
Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings
Amount Per Serving (1 Dumpling)
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 225mg10%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Mary Pinkston
    March 14, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Perfection. I cook for some of my co-workers at least once a week (cooking is my stress-reliever from my 60+ hours of work a week), and sometimes make a full meal, sometimes just a sweet treat. This dish is a definite favorite and they are begging for it every week! I did add raisins to some of the dumplings, and quartered my dumplings (using one can of crescent rolls for each apple – I make 20 each time. I also add a small cube of butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg to the top of each apple quarter before wrapping. I used to make dumplings with my own pastry dough, but the crescent rolls are just as good, and sooo easy! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Teri
      March 15, 2019 at 7:59 am

      I think yours are better than mine. I love raisins, and you can never go wrong with more butter in my opinion. I bet your homemade dough was amazing…I’m thinking about trying a batch with a dab of cream cheese and some cranberries.

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