As I mentioned the other day, I am a huge fan of the Pioneer Woman’s blog. I was browsing through her recipes a few weeks back and saw one whose ingredients included apples, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls and mountain dew. Anyone who knows me well knows that I have a bit of a mountain dew addiction…. I also happen to love apple desserts and anything made with crescent rolls, so making this recipe was a no brainer. Before making it, however, I verified that I would almost immediately be able to hand the results off to someone else. I didn’t trust myself around all of this sugary apple goodness.

As expected, these were amazing! I loved everything about them! The crescent rolls get crispy on the top but the bottoms are soft and delicious. The butter, sugar and mountain dew create a sweet syrup which really works with the crescent rolls and the apples. I quickly ate my one dumpling and wrapped the rest up nice and tight for my mom to bring to work the next day so I wouldn’t be tempted. These were yummy like apple pie but without all of the work of homemade pie dough so I’m sure I’ll make them again sometime.

PS – It was late when I took these pictures so my lighting is not good and the pictures don’t do the recipe justice. Head over to Pioneer Woman’s blog to see some great pics if you want.

Apple Dumplings
from The Pioneer Woman Cooks

2 Granny Smith apples
2 cans crescent rolls
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
cinnamon
1 12 oz can of Mountain Dew

Peel and core apples. 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.