I promised Pete that on 'National Apple Dumpling Day' I'd bring some of my wife's Mountain Dew apple dumplings to work. The problem is my wife Donna refuses to be in front of the camera. So I made her recipe, but be advised follow her recipe not what I say on camera. Check it out.

Donna's recipe came from her grandmothers Pioneer Woman cookbooks. I first had these butter, sugar and cinnamon covered morsels of heavenly goodness over 25 years ago, when we married and I only weighed 150lbs then. Take that as a warning.

Rudy Makes Donna's Mt. Dew Apple Dumplings


  • 2 Granny Smith Apples
  • 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

Preparation Instructions

Peel and cut the apples into 8 slices for each apple. Then roll a couple of apple slices in a crescent roll. Put them in a 9 x 13 baking dish.

Next melt your butter, adding in the sugar and stir gently. Add the vanilla and a little cinnamon stirring gently then pour the entire mixture over crescent rolled apples. Pour in the Mountain Dew, making sure it's around the edges of the pan. Dust the dumplings with more cinnamon, (you can never have too much) and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve with some Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream, and spoon the sweet sauce that's in the pan over the dumplings.

WARNING: This dish is unbelievable and has about a billion calories. Enjoy!

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