Apple Dumplings

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Apple Dumplings

By Jessica R. Cain

Apple Dumplings

2 cans crescent rolls
2 granny smith apples
1 stick butter
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/3 cup splenda (or sugar)
1 (12 oz) diet Mountain Dew

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees

Peel and core apples.  Cut each apple into 8 wedges.  Roll each wedge in a crescent roll.  Place rolls in a 9 x 13 baking dish.  In small saucepan melt butter.  Once melted add splenda (or sugar) and cinnamon.  Mix well.  Spoon over crescent rolls.  Pour diet Mountain Dew over rolls.  Bake for 45 minutes.

Preparation time:  20 minutes
Cook time:  45 minutes
Ease of Preparation:  easy

Notes from the Paula Deen Test Kitchen:  Splenda is more difficult to mix in butter than sugar.  Mixes better if butter is melted.  In a small mixing bowl,  whisk together melted butter, Splenda and cinnamon. Remove the dumplings to a wire rack after cooking as the liquid still in the baking dish will make the dumplings soggy.  The Apple Dumplings taste like mini apple pies.

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By elaine willis on October 02, 2013


Thank you so much for this even healthier version of apple dumplings. Although no sugar added, there is no loss of flavor. Apples and Fall just go together, and thanks to your recipe, my family members, who are diabetic, can enjoy these delicious flavors.

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easier way to make apple dumplings than I've made all my life but I'm for it. Love Paula Deen and I have lots of her recipes and love them too.

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By Anonymous on August 08, 2013


Dear Paula, I recently found out I was pre-diabetic. My mom use to make apple dumplins when I was a child. I loved them. I am so happy you have a recipe that is something I can make that with moderation I can bring back those precious memories. I lost my mom last year. I can't wait to make it. Love you Paula & keep up the great work. God Bless You, Carol Morgan

By Carol Morgan on July 21, 2013


This is almost exactly the recipe I use except I don't use soda. They are real good---

By judy mercer on July 19, 2013


this looks pretty similar to the apple dumpling recipe we use in my family with a few differences. We use sprite, not mountain dew, for one. We soak the apples in the sprite first, we don't pour it over the rolls. Instead of spooning butter/cinnamon/sugar over the rolls, use a basting brush to coat the rolls with melted butter then sprinkle a cinnamon/sugar mix on top - that way you can use a cookie sheet instead of a casserole dish, and you don't have to worry about the rolls getting soggy as they cool.

By Anonymous on June 18, 2013


I made the apple dumplings. They were delicious. When I took them out of the juice they were not pretty like yours.they looked doey on the bottom. The tops were nice and brown. Do you have any tips where mine will look pretty like yours. Thanks Pat

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By shelah on May 13, 2013


O my gosh i just got this recipe from my Aunt Betty and she used pepsi Im going to try the Mountain Dew so so so good

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By cindy keyes on January 18, 2013


Good advice about removing cooked dumplings from sauce so they don't get soggy....but what does one do if one wants to make this earlier in the day? Nobody who published this receipe discussed..what one can do to "preserve" the dessert for later consumption! Thanks!

By Michele Flood on January 12, 2013


hi paula we're going to make your amzing cherry cheesecake

By mackenzie singleton on December 15, 2012

I had printed this out this last weekend with full intentions of following the directions.  Well with not a moment to spare I threw everything except for the cresent rolls in a bowl mixed and then threw them on the rolls and baked.  I sliced the apples a little thinner and just put a two apple slices per cresent roll.  It took half the bake time and they were the biggest hit!!!  Thanks for letting me tweak your recipe a little.

By Kelli Schnell on July 27, 2010

I have made these for years - ALWAYS, ALWAYS a huge hit! They’re easy & inexpensive. Ya just wanna lick the pan! :0)

By Susan on March 13, 2010

I have this same recipe but mine takes orange juice instead of diet mountain dew! It is phenominal!!!! Definately one of my favs!!!

By sheena smith on January 21, 2010

I have been looking for this recipe and was delighted to find you had in on your site. Yhey are wonderfyl

By Josie on January 03, 2010

I love this recipe and so does everyone at my church. When we have a special meal everyone requests that I make these. I usually prepare two large buffet pans of them. Great recipe and I use Dt. Mountain Dew in mine for those folks that may be diabetic.

By Stephen Freeman on November 23, 2009

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