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Apple Dumpling Bake

 Apple Dumpling Bake
"I received this recipe from a friend of mine, then tweaked it to suit my family's tastes," says Chris Shields of Monrovia, Indiana. Mountain Dew is the "secret" ingredient in this rich apple dessert that's a snap to make.
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Unroll crescent rolls and separate dough into 16 triangles. Cut each
  • apple into eight wedges. Wrap a crescent dough triangle around each
  • apple wedge. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • In a bowl, combine sugar and butter; sprinkle over rolls. Slowly pour
  • the soda around the rolls (do not stir). Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve warm with ice cream. Yield: 16 dumplings.
Nutritional Facts: 2 apple dumplings (calculated without ice cream) equals 413 calories, 20 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 504 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.