Apple Dumplings

I think I was the last person in the world to hear about the Pioneer woman and her cooking. She is hilarious. Check her link out on the right. One of her top recipes are these Apple Dumplings.

John loves apple desserts and loves Mountain Dew. Together = HEAVEN! This is definitely not for those on a diet. You might gain 10 pounds just from looking at the dumplings


Apple Dumplings


  • 2 whole Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 cans (8 Oz. Cans) Crescent Rolls
  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 1-1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • Cinnamon, To Taste
  • 1 can (12 Oz.) Mountain Dew Soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel and core apples. Cut each apple into 8 slices each. Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan.
  3. Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir, and pour entire mixture 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.


Source: Pioneer Woman

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  1. Yum, looks good! Too bad I am on a diet! sigh…

  2. oh I love her too. she is hilarious. if you get a chance read all her black heels and tractor wheels story, I laughed so hard. she is a great storyteller it is about how her and her husband met. anyways. the dumpling are so yummy too. we tried those also. take care!

  3. YAY I am so excited for your recipes!! You need to post Ghetto Dip. I swear I have made that 100 times since we went to visit you.

  4. I remember you talking about these this summer….maybe we’ll have to make ’em when you guys are in Denver for the Dolphins/Broncos game! When are you guys going to be there by the way?

  5. Those look DElicious. Keep bringing on the recipes, these are great!

  6. Christy, I love it! Thanks so much for sharing your fun recipes. I can’t wait to try them out.

  7. I was too tickled to see this recipe. I have been making it for nearly two decades — always a ‘go to’ when needing a quick comforting sweet fix and always a crowd pleaser. It has become my signature dessert whenever we hit the mountains for some relaxation. I guess most do eat it with ice cream. I prefer to pour a little heavy cream around mine though.

  8. svPpeX Looking forward to reading more. Great article post.Thanks Again. Keep writing.

  9. Susan Larkins Gardner says:

    I made them. Husband loved them. For me, too much sugar. Can I use brown sugar?

  10. I am a diabetic and have something similar to this that is diabetic friendly. Substitute Splenda for the sugar and sugar free mountain dew for the regular dew. It is very good but not as sweet. Still have to practice portion control. lol Serve with sugar free ice cream. This is a quick and easy dessert.

  11. I clicked on this looking for some old german recipes. Mountain dew is about 40 years younger than me.
    I must be ancient.

  12. I tried a similar recipe but instead of Mountain Dew, it called for Sprite.

  13. I’ve been making this for several months now. My family absolutely loves it! They even began calling it “apple crack” because they were unable to resist it! Recently my 2 1/2 yr. old grandson has been baking with me and when he gleefully told his dad “Me and Nana made you crack” we decided we better get used to calling it Apple dumplings again! Thanks for such a great recipe. (Though I did find the only “small” can of mountain dew I was able to find was a 12 oz can, and that proved to be too much, so I have lessened that amount.)

  14. nobody ever uses crecent rolls to make anything . you should be ???/
    shame on you .
    silverbill.. are you mr. food now ?

  15. Hi. Excuse my ignorance, but what is a crescent roll?

  16. wonderful share info here. my husband also like these type of delicious foods. me also cook these type delicious food my husband. such a lovely piece of info.

  17. i am quite fond of eating..and i like this recipe…gonna try this for sure ๐Ÿ™‚