Pioneer Woman’s Apple Dumplings

Pioneer Woman’s Apple Dumplings are a classic dessert that are perfect for any occasion. The combination of warm, flaky crescent rolls, sweet and tart apples, and a buttery, sugary sauce creates a mouth-watering treat that is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. These dumplings are easy to make and can be served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat. The addition of Mountain Dew in the recipe might sound unusual, but it helps to create a sweet and tangy sauce that complements the flavors of the dumplings perfectly. Give this recipe a try and enjoy a classic dessert that is sure to become a family favorite!


  • 2 whole Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
  • 2 cans (8 oz each) crescent rolls
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 oz can of Mountain Dew
  • Ground cinnamon

Preparation time: 20 minutes Baking time: 35-40 minutes Total time: 55-60 minutes


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Cut each apple into 8 slices and set aside.
  3. Unroll the crescent rolls and separate into triangles.
  4. Place one apple slice on the wide end of each crescent roll.
  5. Roll the crescent roll up around the apple slice and pinch the edges together to seal.
  6. Place the dumplings in a greased 9×13-inch baking dish.
  7. In a saucepan, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat.
  8. Add the granulated sugar and stir until dissolved.
  9. Add the vanilla extract and stir to combine.
  10. Pour the mixture over the dumplings.
  11. Pour the Mountain Dew around the edges of the baking dish.
  12. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top of the dumplings.
  13. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the dumplings are golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  14. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired.
  15. Enjoy!