Making Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings is far easier than it sounds. The secret is in the name – using Mountain Dew soda! Now I know not everyone loves soda because of the sugar content but trust me, you’ll want some in for this recipe.
These easy apple dumplings need just six ingredients including the apples and soda. You can pop them together any time you want a tasty dessert and they are delicious served warm or cold.
- Salted butter
- Granulated sugar
- Apples, any baking variety
- Refrigerated crescent rolls, or crescent rounds, original
- Mountain Dew, or other lemon-lime soda
Cinnamon is optional for this recipe but works really well with the apple so I definitely recommend trying it.
Mountain Dew is one of the best-known lemon-lime soda brands but you can use anything with that flavor in the recipe. So Sprite or 7UP, for example, would do the job nicely. You can even use diet soda. I drink a lot of Diet Mountain Dew, so that’s what I use most frequently.
How to Make Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare a baking dish with baking spray. Ideally, a 9 x 13-inch dish is best
- Add the butter and sugar with cinnamon if using into a small saucepan over low heat. Cook until the butter is melted, stirring occasionally to mix the sugar and cinnamon into it. Leave it to cool slightly.
- Cut each of the apples into 8 wedges, removing the peel and the seeds.
- Roll each apple slice in a piece of crescent dough and place on the baking sheet, leaving at least 1 inch between each one.
- Spoon the butter mixture evenly over the dumplings.
- Gently pour the soda around the dumplings without pouring any over them.
- Pop into the preheated oven and cook for 45-55 minutes or until the apples are tender then remove and serve.
You can use the crescent roll dough that’s cut in triangles or the newer version called crescent rounds. Just unroll each “round” in strips and wrap the apple slices.
If you can’t get your hands on crescent rolls for some reason, then you can use frozen puff pastry sheets. It will make the apple dumplings a little puffier and the pastry is flakier but it will still be amazing!
What can you serve with apple dumplings?
Once you’ve had apple dumplings made with crescent rolls, you’ll want something to serve with them.
Sure, you can just dive in as they are but they are even better with a bit of vanilla ice cream. For a really special dessert, try adding a drizzle of caramel sauce.
Can I use a smaller baking dish?
You could use a smaller baking dish. You’ll want to reduce the recipe by half. You really want to make sure you don’t add too much soda. You really just need enough liquid to cover the bottom third of the dumplings.
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Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings
- 1 cup butter salted
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon optional
- 2 apples any baking variety
- 2 – 8 count packages refrigerated crescent rolls or crescent rounds, original
- 12 ounces Mountain Dew or other lemon-lime soda
- Preheat an oven to 350°F.
- Prepare a 9 X 13 baking dish by spraying with baking spray.
- Add the butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a small saucepan set over low heat and cook until the butter has melted and combined with the sugar and cinnamon, set aside to cool while you finish preparing the dumplings.
- Cut each apple into 8 wedges. Remove the seeds and peel.
- Roll each apple slice with a piece of crescent dough.
- Place the covered apples into the prepared pan, leaving about one inch between the pieces.
- Spoon the melted butter mixture over all of the dumplings. Use all of the butter.
- Gently pour the soda around the dumplings, trying not to pour it on top of the dumplings.
- Place into the preheated oven and cook for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the apples are tender.
- Remove from the oven and serve.
Use a fork or sharp knife to pierce into the apples to see if they are tender.
Any lemon-lime soda like Sprite or 7-Up would work with this recipe