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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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  • 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.

  • fhquilting
    Jan 10, 2019

    I made this wonderful dessert with golden delicious apples for church potluck and served with ice cream...out of this world! Golden delicious apples hold their shape when baked and are so, so good!