Simple Apple Dumplings


140 (640x424)Since I live in an area where apple dumplings are taken fairly seriously with apple dumpling festivals and apple dumpling queens, I hesitate to call this recipe apple dumplings since it is not the traditional apple and crust. This is a recipe I got at a family reunion and like a lot of “family reunion food” is is neither low fat nor low sugar – but it is good!

I am including the recipe as it was written but when I make it again, I will probably reduce the butter by 1/2 cup and the same with the sugar. You can also substitute margarine for half of the butter. I don’t know what function the Sprite (or Mt. Dew) serves on the top other than moisture – one of the mystery recipes that makes it way through families.

Simple Apple Dumplings

2 cans crescent rolls

2 apples (use your favorite baking variety – I like golden delicious)

2 sticks (1 cup) butter

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 can (12 oz) Mountain Dew or Sprite

Peel, core and cut each apple into 8 wedges. Place one apple wedge in each triangle of the crescent roll dough. Roll up from the large end to the small end. Place in a 9 x 13 glass baking dish. Continue with the other apple wedges and dough triangles.

Melt butter in a small sauce pan. Mix with sugar and cinnamon, pour over dumplings.  Pour Mountain Dew or Sprite over all. Bake 45 minutes at 325 degrees. Eat and enjoy!

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. bobh47955 says:



  2. Love, love apple recipes in the fall and these look SO delicious. thanks Mary.


    1. Mary says:

      Thanks, love the smell of apples baking. Anything baked with apples is always good!


  3. 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.


    1. Mary says:

      Thanks for the comment and I will take a look at your blog. Always looking for good recipes!


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