Apple Dumplings – 2 Ways

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It is apple harvest in Adams County, and I have been trying all the apple recipes that I can find!  The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, has helped me in my mission.  I decided to try her Apple Dumplings…secret ingredient, Mountain Dew.  I wanted to be adventurous and make it with Jack’s Hard Cider instead of Mountain Dew, but decided that for the first go around to stay true to the recipe.  It was so good..unbelievably good.

A couple of weeks later, my family, always the guinea pigs, came for dinner.  Because there was no Mountain Dew in the house, but lots of Jack’s Hard Cider, I use it.  I am so glad that I did!  While the Mountain Dew dumplings were good, the Jack’s Hard Cider version was better!

So here is what to do…

  • Apples.  I used what I had in the house – Two Smokehouse and a Golden Delicious
  • 2 cans (8 Oz. Cans) Crescent Rolls
  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 1-1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • Cinnamon, To Taste
  • 1 can (12 Oz.) Mountain Dew Soda OR Jack’s Hard Cider!

Apple Dumplings

Try making the apple dumplings with some cider!

Peel and core apples.  I cut the apples into small chunks.  Then I stuffed as many apple pieces in the crescent roll triangle.  Place in a butter pan, best to use a 9 X 13.

Peel and core apples

Stuff in apple pieces.

Place in pan

Melt Butter and add sugar and slightly stir.  Add vanilla and stir, pour over dumplings.

Melt butter, add sugar

Add vanilla


pour over dumplings

Pour Mountain Dew OR Jack’s Hard Cider over dumplings and sugar mixture.  Add some cinnamon.

Pour Mountain Dew OR Jack’s Hard Cider

Add some cinnamon

Bake in preheated oven (350 degrees) for 40 minutes.

Baked Apple Dumplings


Serve with ice cream if you wish…and enjoy!