So. You wanna know how to make the easiest, most incredible apple dumplings you’ll ever make in your whole life?
Well I’ll tell you!
Let’s get started!
Melt two sticks of butter in a saucepan and mix in 1 1/2 cups of sugar. It doesn’t need to be dissolved at all, just mixed in. Along with that, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and a shake or two of cinnamon, if you’re so inclined.
Pour this butter mixture over the pan of dumplings, making sure to cover every dumpling with at least some butter and sugar. Mmmm! Then, against all logic…pour in a 12 oz can of Mountain Dew. Yes. Mountain Dew. Don’t ask me what this adds to the recipe. Just believe that it DOES add something.
Place your pan in a 350 degree oven and bake for 40 minutes.
Because 16 reeeeeally wasn’t enough.
Would you make this with apples? Or would you use another fruit? I think I’ll try peaches some time.
Apple Dumplings a la Pioneer Woman
2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and cut into eighths
2 cans crescent rolls (8 rolls each)
2 stick butter, melted
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
12 oz can Mountain Dew soda
Roll each apple segment in a section of crescent roll dough. Line these up in two rows in a greased 9×13 pan.
Melt 2 sticks of butter and mix in 1 1/2 cups of sugar – do not dissolve sugar, just stir to mix. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and a shake or two of cinnamon (if you prefer – this can be left out). Pour butter mixture over dumplings, being careful to spread over all. Pour 1 12 oz can of Moutain Dew around outer edges of dumplings and between the two rows.
Place pan in a preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 40 minutes.
Be sure to serve with sauce. Enjoy!