Holiday Treats – Apple Dumplings

Next up on my Holiday treat series are Apple Dumplings. These are not necessarily a Christmas goodie. Instead it was something I came across on Thrifty Decor Chick and it looked just divine that I had to find an occasion/excuse to prepare it!! I decided to whip these up for our last minute Christmas Eve dinner. Yes, this was a bit risky because anyone that really knows me knows I’m not a great cook and only a mediocre baker. I must have been feeling brave this day because my only back up was dark chocolate candy.

These are delicious!!! If you took a peak at the ingredients you know why! How can you mix butter, sugar,  and cinnamon and it not be great?

I prepped these shortly before our guests arrived and threw them in the oven when we sat down for dinner so I didn’t have a chance to take in progress photos. The in progress photo below is via an inspiration site!


  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 package of 8 count crescent rolls (The recipe called for 2 packages but my apples were medium size and I cut the crescent rolls in half so I only used 1 package.)
  • 1 cup of butter (that’s right two sticks!)
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 12 ounces of Mountain Dew ( I know this sounds crazy just trust the recipe! I substituted this with Diet Mountain Dew and it still was yummy!!)
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.
  2. Peel and slice the apples. I used my handy dandy apple wedger from Pampered Chef. 
  3. Wrap the apple slices in a crescent roll and place them in a baking dish.
  4. Melt the butter. (I just melted it in the microwave in a medium bowl)
  5. Mix the melted butter, sugar and vanilla.
  6. Pour the sugar mixture over the apples.
  7. Pour in the Mountain Dew.
  8. Sprinkle with cinnamon. (Here I also sprinkled it with a little brown sugar – couldn’t resist.)Photo via Or So She Says
  9. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. Until crescents are nice and toasty.
  10. Serve with vanilla ice cream. This is optional but why not?!?

I’m still thrilled this turned out!! It finished right when we were wrapping up dinner so I was able to serve it nice and hot! Perfect!! Our guests described it as a mini apple pie with a crispy flaky top and moist bottom – yummy!!

This is one recipe I highly recommend!! I only hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

And a few pictures from our dinner. I said I wouldn’t share these but I think they were nice pictures so I changed my mind. Sarah, Britt, let me know if you hate them and I’ll take them down. Thanks for sharing your Christmas Eve with us!!

Friends, Nick and Britt

Sister and Brother in Law, Sarah and Fran

Us (Lily was having a blast!)

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