There are many different types of dumplings that are oh, so delicious...savory dumplings, sweet dumplings - the list goes on and on. Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings are very likely the easiest you'll come across, and with ingredients you've likely already got on hand, this dish is out of this world.
The secret element that adds a sweetness like no other is the 7-Up added just before baking that makes the dumplings sticky and caramelized. These dumplings have a pie taste that will remind you of home with classic cinnamon and sugar!
- 2 (8 each) cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
- 2 sticks of butter
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon or to taste
- 12 ounces 7 Up (or Mountain Dew)
- 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter a 9x13 baking dish.
Wash the apples, peel and cut into eight equal slices.
Unwrap the crescent roll and separate the triangles.
Place a piece of apple on each triangle of dough (on a wider side) and roll it in a croissant.
Place rolls inside buttered baking dish.
In a separate bowl, combine the butter, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla, mix until you get a liquid mixture without lumps and pour over the rolls.
Pour soda between rolls (but not over) and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until they become golden brown.
Serve immediately with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.