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Something Yummy for the Colonel's Tummy...

A few days ago one of my friend's, ARLENE, on Facebook asked for 
my apple dumpling recipe.
I had to remind her it's NOT my recipe.

I found this recipe on the Pioneer Woman's Blog.  
I love her blog.  I love her recipes.  

These are the best apple dumplings I've ever made.  
And they're so easy. 

The Pioneer Woman uses 2 sticks of butter
combined with 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar.

The first time I made them I followed her recipe all the way. 
But thought, too much butter, too much sugar, too fattening!

I decided to use much less...just 1/2 a stick of butter.   

Here's what you need:

2 cans of crescent rolls
2 apples
cinnamon and sugar mixture
1/2 stick butter
4 oz. Mountain Dew

This is the original picture with 2 sticks of butter.  
Ignore all that deliciousness.  

Peel, core and slice the apples.  
Place about 2 to 3 apple slices at the top of one crescent roll, 
sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar...

Roll the crescent roll up...

Place crescent rolls in a 9 X 13 pan sprayed with Pam...

Melt the butter in the microwave.  
Pour the butter on top and around the dumplings.  
Sprinkle the tops with more of the cinnamon and sugar mixture.  

Now, take your 4 oz. of Mountain Dew and pour around the dumplings.  

Bake at 375 for about 40 minutes until golden brown...  

Don't they look delicious...


Feel free to add ice cream!


  1. Looks wonderful! They are some of my favorite things! I have tried them and love them!

  2. Homemade pizza and apple dumplings for your Colonel! Sweet stuff :)

    I have a similar recipe too. posted here:

  3. They really look great - I was going to make some apple bread today myself - but those just might look better.


  4. I'm going to be trying these. I love apple dumplings! Maybe I'll try using Splenda instead of sugar, too, as well as cutting back on butter. I've had pretty good luck baking with Splenda before. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love PW's site, bu she does use a little too much butter for my diet!

  5. I have used this recipe several times myself Lois. It is so darn simple and they taste so delicious.

    I have found so many wonderful recipes on Ree's blog! I love how she uses pictures for each step. One day I am going to remember to get a copy of her cookbook.

    Have a blessed day,

  6. Thanks Lois!
    This looks like just my kind of recipe! Easy enough and quick enough for me to manage!

  7. Hi There! I just stumbled onto your site today! What a great blog you have!! I am now your newest follower. I hope you will follow me too! God bless you!

  8. They sure do look good! Glad to know they taste good with less butter and sugar too.
    I need to check your blog more often as it seems I'm always wondering "what's for dinner?"

  9. Just recently found The Pioneers Woman blog, it's so good! Your version does her proud :)

  10. Liverpool!! lol That's where I just had my Lasik surgery done! What a truly small world it is. My cousin lived there for you are in Jersey? I have a cousin who is a chiropractor near Glen Rock.

    This recipe would have me up for days!!!! lol Between the sugar and the soda...yowza! Looks super yummy!

    Have a great weekend!


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