Pioneer Womans Apple Dumplings


To make these puppies, simply roll the crescent roll dough around slices of apples, then pour a mixture of melted butter and sugar over them, then empty some Mountain Dew from the box on top of that, sprinkle it with cinnamon and bake it. And ta da! You have prepared yourself a crowd-pleasing dessert.


With that little effort for a commendable sweetener, this recipe definitely made me rethink all of the complex dessert recipes. What's the point of working in the kitchen for hours if something semi-homemade does the job?



I will definitely do it again. The cheese and blueberry filling is probably very good, too. Or maybe a peach ...


If you are preparing it ahead of time, after baking, pour as much of the sauce in the pan (there will be less) and store it in a separate bowl. This will prevent the dumplings from becoming a pasty. When ready to serve, heat the dumplings in the oven for a few minutes and heat the sauce in the microwave. Serve with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.


* What do you need:


° 1 big apple {I've been using Fuji - any apple works, better tart}


° 1 can of Pillsbury Crescent


° 1/2 cup butter


° 2/3 cup sugar


° 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


° 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


° 3/4 cup or 6 ounces 7-up or equivalent (half the box)


* Directione:


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 8x8 baking tray.


Cut each Apple To 9-11 Wedges.


Cutting apple peels to slices & set them apart .


Detach Crescent paste to triangles.


Roll each sliced ​​apple into a crescent roll, starting at the wide end.


Pinch the apples to close and cover, then place them on a baking dish.


Melt the butter in a small saucepan and add the sugar and cinnamon. Heat and whisk to blend.


The mixture will slowly solidify and condense. While thick, removing from heat & adding vanilla.


Pour cinnamon mixture over apple pies. Pour soda over dumplings. Baking for 41 to 46 min in a preheated oven !


Enjoy !