Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings Recipe - Cleverly Simple (2024)

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Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings

Oh my stars. This apple dumpling recipe made with Mountain Dew is amazing! I first tasted the goodness at a neighborhood party. I could seriously not get enough. My neighbor was kind enough to pass along the recipe, and not only is this delicious it is SO easy to make. That is a big winner in my book.

We may have made this three times last week. Yes. We made it for a neighbor to enjoy with a homemade dinner after surgery. After smelling the awesome sauce we then made it for ourselves. The following night we had a birthday party to attend and made it again to bring to the party. Again, it was a hit.

Trust me. It can’t get more delicious with this amount of easiness.

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Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this goodness.

  • 2 Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 Cans Crescent Rolls (8 oz each)
  • 2 SticksButter
  • 1 1/2 CupSugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 Can of Mountain Dew Soda (12 oz)

The crescent rolls make this a seriously easy recipe. Pop the can, man. (Anyone else feel a bit of anxiety before the can opens? Asking for a friend.) And then wrap each individual sliced granny smith apple within the crescent roll. I like to slice my apples into eight pieces which means you’ll have 16 little dumplings.

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After placing the dumplings into a pan, melt the butter and add the sugar and stir. Once well mixed add the vanilla. Pour over the dumplings. Then, pour the mountain dew around the edges of the mt. dew apple dumplings.

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Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy! They are best served warm right away with a topping of vanilla ice cream.

How To Make Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings

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Created by: Lynette Rice

Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings

Servings 8


Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings recipe made with crescent rolls and granny smith apples. Best served warm topped with vanilla ice cream.


  • 2 granny smith apples
  • 16 oz crescent rolls
  • 16 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 oz Mountain Dew soda


  • Peel and core the Granny Smith Apples. Cut each apple into 8 slices each. Roll each slice of apple into a crescent roll. Place apples that are wrapped into a grease 9×13 pan.

  • Melt the butter. Add the sugar and stir. Add vanilla to the butter mixture.

  • Pour the butter/sugar/vanilla mixture over the apple dumplings. Pour the Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan.

  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cinnamon.



Serving: 2crescent wrapped apples | Calories: 587kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 634mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 724IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

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    • Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings Recipe - Cleverly Simple (6)Lynette Rice says

      The dumplings are best and crisp right out of the oven and fresh.


  1. Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings Recipe - Cleverly Simple (7)Gaga says

    Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings Recipe - Cleverly Simple (8)
    Perfect Fall breakfast sweet or dessert, family loved it


  2. Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings Recipe - Cleverly Simple (9)Jesse Wilson says

    Learned this recipe years ago in South Arkansas. But the recipe is slightly different. It is better with the cinnamon mixed in with the sugar and butter. Then it bakes into the Cresent rolls and apples. The key to these is not washing the sugar off of the dumplings when pouring the Mt Dew in the pan. Only pour around the edges and down the middle of the pan. Don’t pour directly on the dumplings. Use a little bit of the Mt Dew to wash the bowl out that you mixed the butter and sugar in.
    Took them to a family function and there are never any left over. Now they are a staple of every get together. If you don’t get any on the first round, you’re not getting any. Perfect with a scoop of vanilla Ice Cream. Now my nieces work together to make them at every holiday. If you want to bring something that is a hit and everyone will rave over, this is the dish.
    Cooking time can be a trick depending on your oven. Minimum 45 minutes @ 350*. Sometimes if your oven is off, you need to raise it to 425 degrees. The longer you cook them, up to 50 minutes, the thicker the sugar/Mt Dew mix becomes. It becomes a thick syrup if done right. If you want any for later, back 2 batches. One for yourself and one to take to the party.


    • Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings Recipe - Cleverly Simple (10)Lynette Rice says

      Thanks for all the information! I also love it with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. 🙂


  3. Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings Recipe - Cleverly Simple (11)Rachel says

    Lynette, can you half the recipe?


  4. Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings Recipe - Cleverly Simple (12)Patricia A Nyhart says

    should I pour out the pop that is left in pan after cooking?
    & remove dumplings from pan so don’t get mushy??


    • Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings Recipe - Cleverly Simple (13)Lynette says

      The sugary mixture will solidify, so there is no need to remove the apple dumplings from the pan. They are best served right away, but you can reheat and have the same great flavor. As for the remaining pop – you can drink it – but you won’t need it for the recipe.


  5. Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings Recipe - Cleverly Simple (14)Jamie says

    Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings Recipe - Cleverly Simple (15)
    I made this and it was wonderful!
    I used diet ginger ale instead .
    I added a tsp of cream cheese to the apple slice before wrapping in dough.


  6. Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings Recipe - Cleverly Simple (16)Phyllis Farries says

    Love this recipe!!! Was wondering about being able to freeze it? And if so what should I do? I know some recipes say freeze then cook and some say cook then freeze and warm. Waining for your answer. Thanks!!


  7. Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings Recipe - Cleverly Simple (17)Persnickety says

    A great recipe I can’t wait to try out. I love apples and cinnamon, and especially dumplings!

    I came up with a related recipe for Apple Dumplings in a cinnamon sauce. While different from your own, I think mine is a unique take on the dish. I’m new to the Food Blog scene and would love some feedback from a pro like you. Check out my recipe if have time.


    • Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings Recipe - Cleverly Simple (18)Rachel says

      Can you half this recipe?


Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings Recipe - Cleverly Simple (2024)


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