Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings are a fall favorite. Our recent visit to Val’s Pumpkin Patch to pick apples was the perfect reason to make some with Maggie. Apple picking and baking fall goodies are both found on our Fall Bucket List post. Check it out for more fun activities.
READY IN: 55mins SERVES: 16 YIELD: 16 Dumplings
- 2 (8 count) cans crescent rolls
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 3-4 tart apples
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- a teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 (12 ounce) can Mountain Dew soda
- First prep by spraying a 13×9 baking dish or pan.
- Next peel and slice apples into 16 pieces.
- Roll each apple slice in 1 section of crescent roll.
- Then place rolled slices in pan in two rows, put extras along side.
- Melt butter, add sugar and cinnamon and pour over apples.
- After pour a can of Mountain Dew over all.
- Then bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
- Finally serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Kid Friendly Recipe
This is the perfect recipe to make with little ones as it’s pretty easy to make and they enjoy rolling the dumplings. You can watch Maggie help me make the apple dumplings below.
Which Types of Apples Are Best?
1. Granny Smith
The Granny Smith apple is my go-to apple for any baked or cooked recipe. The tart apple helps to keep the end product from being overly sweet, and it keeps its shape beautifully when baked.
2. Jonathan or Jonagold
These apples are very similar in flavor and how they behave when baked. Jonathan apples are mildly sweet and tart.
Don’t push this small apple to the side. It’s slightly softer than the other apples on this list, but still keeps its shape well. With a good balance of both sweet and tart flavors, it shines in savory or sweet applications.
As part Granny Smith, the Braeburn apple brings the same great qualities to a recipe, but it’s slightly sweeter.
Perhaps the easiest apple to find, the Honeycrisp wins the prize for being one of the most versatile and widely available. With a crisp, juicy texture, Honeycrisps are lovely eaten out of hand, but they also bake up wonderfully. As the name implies, these apples are sweet with a hint of honey, but they are still mild enough to play well in any baked good. We used honeycrisp in our Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings. After we picked them fresh at Val’s Pumpkin Patch we knew they would be perfect.
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