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Award Winning Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings

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Today I have another recipe that I think is a cool way to use common ingredients. Once again this is not a “prepper” recipe (and it’s probably the last of such for a while), but when I was shown it, I just had to share it. It is just that good… This Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings recipe is exceeding simple, and tasty, and I think it is a great beginner recipe for teaching kids how to cook.


  • 2 cans crescent rolls
  • 3 -4 tart apples
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 (12 ounce) can Mountain Dew soda (or generic)


  • Grease, oil or spray a 13×9 baking dish or pan.
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Peel and slice apples. I use one of those round cutters that core and slice in one shot. You will need at least one slice per crescent roll (I sometimes use two apple slices if they are particularly small)
  • Roll each apple slice in a section of crescent roll.
  • Place rolled slices in pan, put extras alongside. You want them all to fit nicely together without cramming them together, but still close enough for them to rise into one tasty mass.
  • Melt butter, add sugar and cinnamon, stir until the sugar is liquefied, and pour over apples.
  • Pour can of Mountain Dew over all.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Enjoy with vanilla ice cream – tastes just like apple pie…

*These are now award winning apple dumplings, as I cooked them on my grill and entered them into the 2017 inaugural TDOC BBQ contest and won third place in the cook’s choice category – a cheese stuffed tenderloin and a strawberry cobbler beat me.

I did have to be very careful about temperature control and I wrapped the foil pan very tightly in foil as to not get it too smokey – but I was awesome after eating a bunch of savory BBQ.


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