Reviews for Country Apple Dumplings
The whole family loved this recipe..quick, easy,and oh so good!
Followed the directions exactly (well, I halved it) and it was AMAZING! Enough said! (Oh and yes, you must use Mountain Dew and not Sprite or anything else like that).
I have been making this recipe for the past year and a half; even given the recipe to friends! The only changes I have made are adding more cinamon (about 1 1/2 Tbsp.), 3/4 c. brown sugar and 1/4 c. white sugar, and 1 can Ginger Ale. Everyone loves these little gems and what a wonderful quick dessert to put together. I do stretch the crescent rolls alittle to make sure they fully cover the apple wedges.
This was great! I halved the recipe and everything turned out fine. Next time I'll cut down on the butter (1/3 C for half batch) and reduce sugar to 1/2 C (for half batch). I doubled the cinnamon and added 1/4 tsp of nutmeg. This was great and so easy.
These were not very good. The dough was mushy as was the apple filling. The sauce was good but a little too sweet.
So, I was very skeptical about this recipe...I mean a whole can of mountain dew? This would surely make it "soggy" like other reviewers have found. So instead, I used only about a quarter of the can. Enough to get bottom of the pan covered in MD. Then about 10-15 minutes after baking the dumplings, I removed the MD from the pan and continued to let it bake for another 10 min. Overall, this was VERY yummy with some vanilla ice cream on the side! I heard by brother yell, "OH MY GOD!" after he had one bite!
We made these for dessert the other night and they were amazingly delicious. Fairly easy to put together and were a hit with everyone. Great Served with ice cream. These are my family's new version of apple pie!
This is excellent, however I thought before I started there didn't seem to be enough apple (which I love) so I cored & split each apple in 4 pieces. I made half the recipe so I needed the 2 large apple. I also rolled the cresent out a little and it worked beautiful. Next time I will cut a litter butter and sugar and add some raisins. I think you can cheat a little and they will still be fabulous. I will make this many more times..... Thanks for this one.
This is now my go to dessert. Used 3/4 splenda, 3/4 splenda brown sugar, 3/4 butter and diet mt dew. I fell in love with it.
Ok, I was not sure if these would be good but I thought I would go ahead and give them a try. They are so good, the only change I made was I used 8 oz of light apple juice instead of mountain dew. We don't drink soda, the apple juice was a great substitute. When I make them again I am going to cut the sugar down to 1 cup, this recipe is a keeper.
FANTASTC! Used Splenda Half & Half and Diet Mt Dew... cut the butter down to one stick... I have made it three times and it is a family favorite now!
I heard about this recipe from a friend who said these were fabluous and she was right! So easy and so good!!! Don't change a thing!!!
Excellent!! Read others reviews but tried it as is first. Next time would reduce the amount of sugar & butter by about 1/2. Definitely cook dumplings in oven 10-12 min. Like other recommended to prevent sogginess. Did use Mountain Dew but will try Gingerale next time.
The way I made these they are a 4 star recipe so I know if I had used the full fat ingredients, these would be more than a 5....a 7 or 8 at least and with a dollop of vanilla ice cream over one of these warm dumplings this for sure would be out of this world....but alas....since I choose to behave, here's what I did. I used reduced fat crescents, half real butter and half smart balance, splenda and diet mountain dew. Geesh, I'm so pathetically boring aren't I? Well even with those calorie saving measures these are so good. I can't imagine anyone wouldn't love this desert. Really treat yourself and your loved ones and fix these. Very easy to make also.
These "dumplings" turned out a bit strange. I thought the "sauce" it was in was weird. I didn't have the gumption to eat it, so maybe my opinion is biased. I gave it a star because it has apples in it. That's the ONLY reason.
Great recipe and so easy to make. I take 4 granny smith apples, peel and cut into quarters. I mix 1T sugar and 1/2 t cinnamon and toss the apples before wrapping them in the crescent roll I also substitute 1/2 cup brown sugar for white sugar. Easy recipe to cut in half.
Made a 1/2 batch since it was just for the boyfriend and I, and baked in the giant sized muffin pan with each dumpling individual since some of the pictures looked like they got stuck together. Otherwise did everything else the same. Both changes were excellent, since baked individually they had a nice round shape (the featured photo must have been done that way). Served warm (half hour cool time) with whipped cream. Tastes like the baby of french toast, a cinnamon roll, and apple pie. So yummy!
Made this yesterday for an impromptu playdate. I halved it in an 8x8 pan and used Sprite instead of Mountain Dew, and followed the rest of the directions to the letter. I stirred the sugar into the butter until it was mostly dissolved. They were beautiful, and tasty. In fact, they got better the longer they sat. The only thing that stops me from a 5-star rating is that the crescent rolls really do have that distinctive taste. And I think I would enjoy them more with my own pastry dough. Still, it would be very handy to have these on a camping trip. Few ingredients and kid friendly. :)
We all enjoyed these -will make again-THANKS!
I'm surprised more people didn't write about how sopping they were from butter on the bottom. The overall taste was good, but they have WAY too much butter and that was unappetizing.
My husband said this is by far one of the best desserts he has ever had.
Followed the recipe exactly. I found it weird why the recipe called for soaking the crescents in the sauce while baking b/c I knew it would end up soggy, but I decided to follow the recipe exactly. Not surprisingly, it was nasty semi-cooked dough on the bottom and tasty and flakey on top. So... I would recommend skipping the sauce on the bottom and just drizzling it on top after the crescent had already been baked.
Awesome and easy. Cut up and peel an extra apple and throw them in the juice for some more delight.
I love this apple dumpling recipe. When I make it, I cut the sugar to 3/4 cup and it's still plenty sweet. Not as good with Sprite. Mountain Dew is the key! The recipe is always a hit and all my guests ask for the recipe. So easy too!
Oh My Goodness these are good! It is very hard to eat just one. My daughter just came in the room and asked me to hide them. She couldn't believe she just finished her 3rd dumpling. Followed the recipe with the exception of using 1 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar and cooked the sugar/butter mixture for a few minutes until it thickened up a little. Also, poured the Mountain Dew around the dumplings instead of over them. This worked out well, giving the tops a chance to carmalize a little in the oven. This is a great recipe that we will enjoy often. Thanks for sharing!
I would have to say this recipe was AWESOME!!!! My family loves these and they have become one of our main desserts. I have done some extras on this recipe and it made it even better, After putting the apples inside the crescent rolls I then rolled them in cinnamon and sugar and instead of 1 1/2 cups of sugar I put 2 cups of sugar and then I added vanilla to the sugar and butter mixture after it was done boiling, trust me it just made this recipe so much better of course not saying it wasnt already good, I then whipped up some heavy whipping cream and put that on top after they was done baking, so much better then cool whip!!
These were perfect!! I used Diet Ginger Ale instead of the mtn dew and it still turned out perfectly. So very yummy!
This is AMAZING! I didn't have soda on hand, so I nixed that and used a mixture of Apple Juice and Lemon Juice. It was still beautiful! Would like to try it with soda next time to see how it tastes. The only bad thing about this dish is that it has wayy too many calories for something so addictive.
Very good! They are great served warm with vanilla ice cream!
I did as many suggested and cut the butter & sugar in half. (1/2 C butter, 1/2C white sugar & 1/4C brown sugar). I also added 1t vanilla to this mixture. Quick, easy & delicious!
The secret with the melted butter and sugar is to continue cooking it until it is well blended and thickens
You would never know that Mountain Dew is in these! We used half the sugar (and that was plenty sweet...almost too sweet!) and a little less Mountain Dew. We've made these a couple of times. Delicious!
Very easy and tasty excepting for too, too much sugar and butter. Next time I will decrease the sugar and butter by half.
Absolutely the most delicious apple dumpling I have ever eaten. I made the first batch exactly the way it was written and it was amazing, however the next batch I left out 1/2 cup of white sugar and replaced with 1/2 cup of light brown sugar, WOW AHHHMAZING! Highly recommend the brown sugar and maybe a 1/2 tsp extra of Cinnamon. Mmmm mmm!
very simple and very good
Being a diabetic, I substituted Splenda or Equal for sugar and used diet mountain dew... not one person noticed the difference. Anyone who has tasted this wonderful recipe has come back for more or asked for the recipe. I learned to keep the rolls cold until I was ready to use them. I also rolled the apple wedges in Splenda and cinnamon before I rolled it in the crescent rolls as it adds to flavor. thanks so much for posting this!
Oh my goodness, this is out of this world! I can't believe how delicious this is and how quick and easy it is to make! I made half a recipe using reduced fat crescent rolls, real butter, 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar, and diet lemon lime soda. It is fantastic! I don't want to know how many calories there are in it because I am going to eat another one later, I don't care. You must try this. You won't be disappointed. Very company worthy and they look beautiful.
My Husband thought these were great and I'll make these more often. My only change was to use 3/4 cup of white sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar. Great recipe. Will use it for my Bunco group.
This is great! The only thing I change was I did half white sugar and half brown sugar. Next time I make these, I'll peel the skin frothe apples and maybe dice them a bit. DELICIOUS!
One was enough. I had two and though they were delicious going down, it felt like a sugar-bomb in my stomach. I might decrease the sugar next time.
Fabulous!!!! Awesome!!!! I cut it in half because it is just me and my son..but wow...we will be making it again.
WOW - this is drop dead good...am currently making them again now.
SOOOO Good! I even enjoyed the cold leftovers...like eating apple pie!
I decided I HAD to make these today for father's day, which I did. MMMMMMMMMMM delicious!! I used Empire apples instead of the Gran. Smith. Just as good. Next time I think I will add a little bit of finely chopped walnut either inside or sprinkled on top. I made real whipped cream, (you know, the old fashion way with heavy cream beaten) for the top. Oh, it is soooooo good. Excuse me. I must go rest while the sugar coma wears off.
I've made these 3 times now and they keep getting better! The only thing I changed was I spread butter on the crescent rolls and then place brown sugar on top of the butter, then add the apple slice. It seems to decrease the crescent roll flavor. Thanks for a great and easy recipe!
Unbelievably delicious!!! It is so easy and my whole family loved them. The crust is so tender and the whole thing just melts in your mouth. Don't change a thing when you make them!!
This is amazing. I screwed up, but it was totally me, not he recipe's fault. Thinking I was more clever than the average bear, I wanted more apple, so I cut them larger, expecting to need to bake it just a tad longer ... wroooong! So, I recommend not messing with it. (Though my curious brain can't help wondering how peaches might taste done this way. Thanks for sharing this really good and quick recipe.)
Sinfully easy and mouthwatering delicious! You won't be disappointed.
We loved this recipe. Next time I'll try using Splenda . No one needs that much sugar. It's addictive recipe.
fantastic recipe and the best part is that it's so easy. We'll definately make these again.
this was very good and very easy, halved the recipe and added more cinnamon and nutmeg. thanks for the post! 4 stars for taste, 5 stars for how easy it was.
This is amazing! So easy, so delicious, and what a conversation piece at potlucks! The only change I made was to make this with 4 apples, using a quarter for each piece of dough. Leftovers (if you have any!) reheat well in the microwave. Thanks for the submission--it's one of my favorites!
So, it seems like this might be good, but nothing worked for me on this one. The sugar did not melt, there was wayyyy too much butter, and the dough browned but remained doughy. There needed to be more apple in each dumpling to make it yummy, and not just a butter/sugar soaked doughball and there was nowhere near enough cinnamon for flavor. I was sad it didn't come out well, and since there are nearly 2000 positive reviews, though I followed the recipe, it just didn't work for me, and a huge waste of 2 sticks of butter (!). Bummer!
I followed the recipe exactly and ended up with half golden, crispy dumplings, half soggy and swimming in goo. I much preferred the non-drowned half and wonder what the point of the mountain dew is.
I took other reviewers suggestions, as I was only making 1/2 the recipe I used 1 Granny Smith apple, after peeled and cored I put it in a plastic baggie and coated with cinammon sugar. I used brown and white sugar and added 1 tsp vanilla after the sauce was done. I poured the mountain dew in the pan instead of on top and my dumplings were very crispy on top. My husband absolutely loved these and said they were better than apple desserts in restaurants! Very easy to make and delicious, thanks for the recipe!
Tried this recipe for the first time, it was so easy to make! I consider myself a pretty good cook/baker - but this dessert was the best I've ever made. I pretty much followed the recipe - but did coat the apples in sugar/cinnamin prior to wrapping them. I used 1/2 cup of white suger and 1/2 cup of brown sugar and added vanilla and nutmeg to it after hot. I used about 4 or 5 oz of mountain dew (pour on the side as others suggested - not on top). I cooked it about 10 minutes longer than it called for (I didn't want it to be soggy) and then last couple minutes in oven I did broil to finish browing the top. It does look like a lot of liquid before you bake it, but once finished it is a perfect consistancy. Everyone had seconds!
Amazing! I served at dinner party and they got rave reviews. I only used 1/2c butter, 1c sugar, and 1c ginger ale and they were still plenty sweet/rich. Also had a few more apple slices than crescent rolls so I just tucked the apple slices in the pan with the rest. Yummy!
O...M...G...I could not believe how amazing these were! I made this exactly as recipe was written and it was awesome. I will admit, at first, I was skeptical, but I tried it because everyone was raving about them. It was my first time making dumplings, and too me, after I added everything together, it looked like a big gloppy mess. So I crossed my fingers, as I made this Thanksgiving day with no test run, and put it in the oven. It looked and smelled fantastic when it came out, but the best part was the first bite. I was floored. So moist and delish, the apple inside was not mushy or chewy, but soft like butter. It was everyone's favorite dish at our Thanksgiving dinner this year, and several people begged for the recipe. Will definitely be going into my permanent recipe file of family favorites. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe!
Omg.. I usually don't write reviews on recipes... but this one is worth writing about it deserves it. I have made this dessert 3 times in less than 2 weeks. EVERYBODY HAS LOVED IT!! I did make some tweaks, recommended by a different reviewer and this just came out tasting amazing every time. This recipe has now become one of my favorites and I will use for years to come. Try it its worth it!!!! tweaks I did were to coat the apples in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon before wrapping in dough, in the sauce I used 1 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar, and added a tsp of vanilla extract. OMG ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!!
These WERE delicious... great crispy outer shell, warm, delicious center... but I just can't make them more than once a year due to the MOUNTAIN DEW. I really wish there was a substitute ingredient(s). But, for a special treat.... absolutely GREAT!!
I'll quote my boyfriend on this one and let you know exactly what his responce was to this recipe ... "BAAANNNGGIINNN!"
Delicious! Used diet mountain dew and for the sugar used half regular sugar and half splenda.
The absolute, most delicious apple dumplings in existence! The mountain dew had me worried but apparently it's genius because it creates the most amazing dessert! I have made these dozens of times :) You won't be disappointed!
Very yummy!!! Super simple! LOVE this recipe!! Thanks for sharing!!!!
This is a fantastic recipe!. The tip I would give is to let it sit for about 5 minutes before plating it and then when ready, serve with Ben and Jerry's (or any other brand of ) cinnamon ice cream (Cinnabon is what I used). Plate the dumpling, put the ice cream on ad drizzle some sauce over it all. It is a little slice of heaven. YUM!
Tasty quick little dumplings. I like the convience of the crescent rolls (used the reduced fat). I preferred them without any extra sauce as it was a bit grainy and took away from the flavor of the apple. If I make them again I'll probably halve the sauce part.
Oh my goodness!! This is sooo good!! I served with vanilla ice cream and it was wonderful!! Thanks for sharing.
VERY yummy!!!! I followed the recipe exactly.
wonderful and easy. made with splenda and diet mountain dew!
OMG I couldn't believe how easy and fantastic they turned out. My only deviation was I sprinkled cinnamon/sugar on the inside of the dough with apple as well. The Mountain Dew threw me especially when I poured it in. I thought there was no way all the liquid would soak up but it did and what was left was just yummy apple sauce to drizzle over dumplings when being served. Absolute winner !!!
Perfect as written. No changes.
Just as good as everyone suggests. I cut the sugar 1/2 c. white and 1/2 c brown sugar and 1 1/2 sticks butter. Used whatever apples I had available and it turned out excellent. I made everything ahead of time except the soda and put in fridge. Added the Mountain dew right before I put in the stove. I suggest you serve warm with ice cream. YUMMY!!!
This was a dessert that looked and tasted quite good - good enough for company. We did find it a bit sweet for our liking. When I make it again I will use half the sugar and butter and double the cinnamon.
Who would think this would be so awesome! I didn't change a thing. I cut the apples ahead of time, and placed them in lemon water and stored in the fridge. The butter separates from the sugar a little bit, but I just spooned it over the dumplings and it worked fine. A lot of the sauce cooks away so don't be frightened (at the 20 minute mark, it looked like soup). Just make sure you have some ice cream to serve with them! I received rave reviews from my father (who is quite critical) and my husband (who doesn't lie about his food dislikes). When I saw them getting seconds, I knew it was a keeper! Thanks!
This was WONDERFUL. I could not believe something so easy could be so good. I only used 1 1/2 sticks of margarine and 1 cup of sugar and I did not change anything else. Next time I will try the reduced fat cresents. Thanks for the recipe
Amazing- loved them!
I fixed it and its absolutely delicious
Easy, fun and yummy, and the Mountain Dew gives it a very mild fruity overtone. They keep well (in the fridge) too; I just heated some up that were made two days ago, and they were fine and kept their texture well.
Simple, quick and tastes great! Used 1 cup white 1/2 cup brown sugar, added 1 tsp vanilla to butter & sugar mixture before pouring over dumplings, used Diet Ginger Ale instead of Mountain Dew. Looked like a LOT of liquid, was afraid it was too much but the hubby has eaten all the syrup and we still have a few dumplings left! These are great served warm with Vanilla ice cream. I think I've gotten 2 out of the whole pan :) Will be making many more times, thanks for the great recipe!
I have always made these, but with fresh peaches instead of apples. I will definitely try with the apples, especially when peaches are not in season. In either case, these are absolutely amazing and every time I make them the disappear before I know it! Everyone is always so shocked to hear that Mt. Dew is in this yummy dessert (I never tell them until after they eat them all up)!
I like the traditional apple dumplings my mother used to make but I also like this version also. Initially I made the dumplings exactly as stated in the recipe. I now have modified it to suit my preferences & tastes. I like others cut down the sugar as I found it way too sweet. I don't have a large family so I half the recipe & I usen4 whole peeled & cored apples & use the Grand size crescents which is 4 large triangles which I shape around each apple. The only other change I make is that I put 1/2 tsp vanilla in with the sugar, cinnamon & butter.
My family loved this. Trying to cut down on fat and calories I only used half cup of butter and 3/4 cup sugar. They were delicious and sweet.
Couldn't have been any better!!! Flaky, soft on the inside, perfect mix of sweet and tart. Added a little bit of nutmeg and ginger for flavor. And to top it off, super easy!
I wanted to make this for my girls before school on those chilly fall mornings, but I also wanted it to be a healthy, filling breakfast. I used diet Mountain Dew and Splenda instead of sugar, used spray cooking oil in place of butter, but best of all...I put down a layer of shredded cheddar cheese on the crescent roll before placing the apple wedge to up the protein and calcium (I'm sure fat free cream cheese would work too). I'm sure it's not the same as the original recipe, but it's a school-morning variation and it was absolutely delicious! Best of all, I had the pan prepared the night before so I just popped it in the oven in the morning while they dressed.
These were great! Who would have ever thought to put Mountain Dew in Apple Dumplings? Very creative! Next time I make them I'll use only 1 cup of sugar, they were a little too sweet for my taste. I'll be making this quirky recipe again soon.
This Apple Dumpling recipe is the best! It is so easy, and very tasty. My girlfriend made this for a small gathering. I think it was a big hit with everyone!
These were surprisingly delicious and simple! I used 1/2 cup of brown and white sugar and diet gingerale and baked for 35 minutes. They came out crispy and browned on the top and buttery on the bottom. A terrific recipe!
I have only made this one time, and it did not turn out as I had hoped it would. I halved the recipe, and followed it exactly. I think that there is too much butter because that was all I seemed to taste when I tried them. If I made these again, I think I would greatly reduce the butter.
All I can say is OMG!!! Any recipe that still has 5 star average ratings with over 1,000 reviews, you KNOW it has to be out of this world delicious, and this is.
I didn't read all the reviews before making these -- just sort of skimmed the first few. Now that I've made them, I realize that one before me indicated that these came out all soggy. That's exactly what happened to me; it was disgusting! I was able to save them by transferring them to another pan and flipping to the opposite side -- the side that was so wet. I baked them for another 15 minutes or so on that side. Then, because they were still a bit of a wet mess, I actually put them under the broiler for a few minutes. In the end, these tasted very good, but I don't know that they were worth all that effort. Something I would do in the future is to make the recipe as is minus the Mt.Dew.
These were yummy! I liked them better than my hubby did, but I would still make these again. Very easy!
Absolutely delish! Can't hardly believe it, but the children loved it also! Will probably try the other types of soda (ginger ale or sprite) because of the caffeine. Try it, you will like it!
Note to self: cheap, working-mother friendly apple dumpling recipe is fast and amazing!
These yummy treats are Amazing! They are so easy and fast to make it's incredible. I brought these to work and they were gone in no time. I saved one for my man and he ate the entire dumpling before I could even blink! Instead of using 1 1/2 cups of sugar I went with 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. I also added one more step to mine; after I wedged the apples I sprinkled them with sugar and nutmeg for a little more flavor inside (not that anyone would even notice). Wonderful :)
I didn't know what to expect from this, but I didn't like this one.
Wow! This was a hit tonight and so easy to make. My kids helped roll and pinch the dumplings. We then put them into the pan, added the topping and carried the pan to our neighbors to bake there while we were enjoying dinner. Like others, I used 3/4 c. white and 3/4 c. brown sugar and only 3/4 c. butter so that the topping would be more like a syrup. They came out perfectly crispy on top after 35 minutes. Fantastic presentation while still in the pan or scooped out individually. They were perfect with real vanilla ice cream on the side. A+++
I have a similar recipe, but with a few critical changes: First, I use whole apples, and I find that Jonathon or Macintosh work better...actually, if you can find them, Paula reds are the best! I peel the apples, slice in half & core. I also use the bigger crescent rolls, or if I can't find those, will use 1 1/2 rolls per apple, placing 2 halves in each roll. I use an equal combination of white and brown sugar, double the cinnamon, and 1 tsp of vanilla. After pouring the Mountain Dew over the apples, I sprinkle each apple with some red-hot candies (little cinnamon candies found in the baking section of your grocery store), and sprinkle a little in the pan as well. after baking, I sprinkle the tops with a little dusting of powdered sugar. I get rave reviews from friends & family, and am always asked to bring these to potlucks!