Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Absolutely Amazing, Easy Apple Dumplings

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This recipe is dedicated to my friend Amanda, who introduced me to this lovely treat and the Pioneer Woman who made it. :)

This recipe is for a delicious treat. It balances out the exercise we all did yesterday... haha. I love apples and will eat apple pie, fried apples, apple sauce, apples and caramel, and the like. And for sure, this is the BEST apple dessert I have ever had. That is saying a lot too, because I like my apple pie. :) So you NEED to make this. It is SO easy and quick, that you have no excuse not to.

So here is what you need:

Once you've gathered your ingredients, slice the apples into 8 pieces each.

Then, just roll each apple into a croissant roll. (Yes, I do know that I got reduced fat crescents... you gotta save those calories where you can...)

Once you've rolled up all the apples, place them in a 9x13 pan.

Melt the butter and add the sugar and vanilla. Then pour over the top of the apple croissants.

Try not to think about the tons of butter you just added to the pan. It will be ok. Now, add a little Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan. (I know, it sounds weird. But it makes it yummy, I promise.) You will only end up using about 5 ounces.

Then sprinkle the whole thing with cinnamon and bake.

When it comes out all the butter is all deliciously bubbly and the smell in your house is divine.

Once you plate it up and add some vanilla ice cream, then top it with the juicy, sugary sauce. Well, lets just say, its not going to last long.

So, please, do yourself a favor and make this as soon as possible. My sister, who doesn't even like cooked apples, loved this dessert.


Here is the complete recipe:

2 whole Granny Smith Apples, Cored And Peeled
2 cans Refrigerator Crescent Rolls
2 sticks Butter
1-½ cup White Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
½ cans Mountain Dew
Ground Cinnamon

Preparation Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cut apples into 8 slices each.

Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan.

Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir.

Add vanilla, stir, and pour over apples.

Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top.

Recipe Credit: Ree, the Pioneer Woman, as posted on tastykitchen.com. You can see it here.


  1. This looks so good! Chris doesn't like "fruit desserts" but I have a feeling he wouldn't turn this down if it were to come out of our oven!

  2. Josh is the same way and he loved it. :)

  3. I've been looking for a fruit dessert to make this Sunday. I think I found it! :-) Although, I might have to make the dumplings in addition to these bars I tried today. http://annies-eats.com/2008/08/18/blueberry-crumb-bars/
    (Love this blog too, by the way)