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Friday, October 30, 2009

Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings

I don't think I've ever seen a dessert go over as well as this one! I served this at our Wednesday night community group and people went crazy over it! I had this once before--my best friend Kacey made it after we went apple-picking a few weeks ago--and had really liked it, but I was not expecting everyone to love it as much as they did. Ryan even told me that he might like it better or as much as apple pie (not better than your apple pie though Grandma!!), and that's his favorite dessert!

The mountain dew seems like such a strange addition, and to be honest I have no idea what it adds to the dish. However, I wouldn't dare leave it out because I'm confident it has something to do with the yum-factor! I actually used half of the amount of butter and sugar that the recipe on allrecipes.com and it was still sweet and had plenty of "sauce". If you're looking for an easy, fall-flavored dessert that people will love, you must try this!

-2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
-2 large Granny Smith apples-peeled, cored, and cut into 8 wedges each
-1/2 cup butter, melted
-1/2 cup white sugar
-1/4 cup brown sugar
-1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
-12 oz. Mountain Dew

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate into 16 pieces.

3. Roll each apple wedge into a triangle of dough, beginning at the point of the triangle and rolling towards the long edge.

4. Place each wrapped apple into a 9 x 13 pan.

5. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Stir in sugars until melted and slightly thickened. Add cinnamon. Spoon the mixture over each of the dumplings.

6. Pour the entire can/bottle of mountain dew over the pan contents.

7. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
8. Serve with vanilla ice cream (definitely key!!)