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Apple Dumpling Bake

I received this recipe for baked apple dumplings with Mountain Dew from a friend of mine, then tweaked it to suit my family's tastes. The soda is definitely the secret ingredient in this rich apple dessert. —Chris Shields, Monrovia, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples
  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Mountain Dew soda
  • Vanilla ice cream


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Peel, core and cut each apple into 8 wedges. Unroll both tubes of crescent dough; separate each into 8 triangles. Wrap a triangle around each wedge. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • In a bowl, mix sugar, butter and cinnamon until blended; sprinkle over dumplings. Slowly pour soda around the rolls (do not stir).
  • Bake, uncovered, until golden brown and apples are tender, 35-40 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream.
Nutrition Facts
2 dumplings: 414 calories, 20g fat (9g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 510mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


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  • amehart
    Dec 25, 2020

    Wow! These were so simple and so good! Have made these many times already and they are requested often. Definitely a keeper!

  • Queenlalisa
    Oct 30, 2020

    This was easy and so tasty. Ice cream topped it off perfectly.

  • Debbie
    Oct 27, 2020

    Absolutely heavenly! I served it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The top cooks a little crispy, like a pastry and the bottoms bake custardy.

  • Claudia
    Sep 26, 2020

    I have made this multiple times in the past 2 months. I don't sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar/butter like they do in the video. I put a spoonful on top of each one and press it down. That keeps the goodness directly on each dumpling. I just made four (8 cans of crescents) trays to give to our Fire Department - they sell chicken dinners and provide a dessert. They're going to LOVE THEM!

  • JEAN
    Sep 22, 2020

    I made this EXACTLY a the recipe said and it was DELICIOUS! The full cup of sugar with the cinnamon and butter gave the rolls a sweet crunchy topping.

  • Charita
    Mar 31, 2020

    Very easy! They were delicious! I followed the advice of another review and did half a cup of sugar! I'll definitely be baking these again!

  • soonrzfan
    Jan 15, 2020

    I have a similar recipe that uses canned biscuits and 7-up or Sprite. We like using the biscuits better (separating the layers into two pieces of biscuit). This dessert is delicious and always a conversation piece!

  • hotfudgesundae
    Dec 1, 2019

    Fun recipe to make, very tasty and delicious!

  • Kelli
    Sep 16, 2019

    This recipe is incorrect and the consistency of the topping wrong. Use 1 c. Butter melted and then stir in 2/3 c. Sugar and 1t cinnamon. Pour THAT on top of crescent rolls and then pour Mountain Dew around the sides. Just made this yesterday for company. Delicious!

  • lvarner
    Feb 1, 2019

    These are so easy and fun to make, and they turned out very well. The Mountain Dew is a great conversation piece too - people find it hard to believe they are an ingredient in this dessert! Next time I will probably reduce the sugar a bit, since they were quite sweet made as is.