Pioneer Woman’s Apple Dumplings are a classic dessert that are perfect for any occasion. The combination of warm, flaky crescent rolls, sweet and tart apples, and a buttery, sugary sauce creates a mouth-watering treat that is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. These dumplings are easy to make and can be served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat. The addition of Mountain Dew in the recipe might sound unusual, but it helps to create a sweet and tangy sauce that complements the flavors of the dumplings perfectly. Give this recipe a try and enjoy a classic dessert that is sure to become a family favorite!
- 2 whole Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
- 2 cans (8 oz each) crescent rolls
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 12 oz can of Mountain Dew
- Ground cinnamon
Preparation time: 20 minutes Baking time: 35-40 minutes Total time: 55-60 minutes
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Cut each apple into 8 slices and set aside.
- Unroll the crescent rolls and separate into triangles.
- Place one apple slice on the wide end of each crescent roll.
- Roll the crescent roll up around the apple slice and pinch the edges together to seal.
- Place the dumplings in a greased 9×13-inch baking dish.
- In a saucepan, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat.
- Add the granulated sugar and stir until dissolved.
- Add the vanilla extract and stir to combine.
- Pour the mixture over the dumplings.
- Pour the Mountain Dew around the edges of the baking dish.
- Sprinkle cinnamon over the top of the dumplings.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the dumplings are golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired.