Quick & Easy Apple Dumplings

I stumbled on these 5-Star Rated Quick & Easy

Apple Dumplings at Romancing the Home and I’m so glad I did!

Susan’s blog {and store} is a feast for the eyes and taste buds~

You can see her post for Country Apple Dumplings, here.


I decided to pull out my skillets for

Skillet Apple Dumplings~

I was keeping an eagle eye out for recipes for my 6.5-inch Lodge Skillets ~ideal for smaller servings for two people to share or have their own :) Cornbread, Cobbler, Dutch Pancakes, etc.

The ingredients were surprising~

Besides sugar, butter, and cinnamon~ you need 2 cans of refrigerated crescent roll dough, 2 Granny Smith Apples, and last but not least, a 12 oz. bottle or can of Mountain Dew.

To cut down on the sugar I used Diet Mountain Dew which was in the fridge (my husband’s substitute ‘coffee’ for fishing trips :)

I also reduced the amount of sugar called for~ from 1 1/2 cups to 1 cup~ using 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup white.

This recipe makes 16 dumplings, which I cut in half~  requiring only one roll of crescent dough and one apple.

It was plenty sweet with the reduced sugar~

especially with a scoop of

Praline Coastal Crunch Ice Cream on top :)

You can find the recipe for Country Apple Dumplings~

from Allrecipes.com, here.

The directions call for baking in a 9 x 13 pan, but the skillets serve double duty~ to bake and serve~ cutting down on dish duty and ideal for Country Apple Dumplings!

For a single dumpling serving, you could use adorable

3.5-Inch Miniature Skillets!

Or dress it up for company in a pretty dish~

scoop and serve while warm or after reheating.

Add vanilla ice cream~ Praline Coastal Crunch

has a caramel ribbon swirled

through the vanilla, with Praline Pecans.

Who would have guessed that Mountain Dew, apples, and crescent roll dough would make such a delicious little dumpling?

Thank you Susan for turning us onto these~

Apple Pie need not apply :)

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  26 comments for “Quick & Easy Apple Dumplings

  1. August 16, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Yummy in the tummy!!!!! Who knew Mountain Dew was so versatile?!!!! :D :D

  2. August 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    :D This post is making me smile…I love the little skillets! Too cute!

  3. August 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Perfect for your individual cast iron skillets. These look delish! Will have to give this recipe a try. Praline gelato is one of my favorite summer treats. I buy it at Whole Foods. Is Front Porch ice cream a local brand?

  4. August 16, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I’ve never even heard of apple dumplings before! Looks amazing!

  5. August 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Oh, Yum!
    REMINDER TO SELF: I need to pull out my mini cast iron skillets…not sure if mine are the adorable 3.5 or 4 inch ones, but they are perfect for individual servings! I meant to try your berry skillet cobbler for the 4th of July and then forgot all about it!

  6. August 16, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Oh my gosh. These look scrumptious!! Wonderful dessert, Mary!

  7. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    August 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Sure looks good! Love those little skillets-enjoy:@)

  8. August 16, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Mary , these look so adorable in the little skillets. Don’t you just love it when you stumble upon something so simple and good? Thanks for trying it and making it look so gourmet!

  9. August 16, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    This is PERFECT TIMING. I am in charge of dessert for our dnner group on Sat. and THIS will be our dessert!!! Thans so much! I wll substitute some brown sugar too! I thin you meant tha you ended up using 12 cup regular sugar and 1/2 cup of brown for a total of 1 cup sugar, Right??? Thanks, Mary! XO, pinky

  10. August 17, 2012 at 5:51 am

    I would really love some of those mini skillets. They probably taste just as good in the 9 x13, but the skillets brings something extra to the party.
    This is a delicious looking dish and a really interesting sounding recipe!

  11. August 17, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Oh my goodness, they look delicious! With Wisconsin apple season coming shortly, I can’t wait to try this wonderful recipe. You made them look even more appealing in those little skillets! I think I could buy everything Lodge makes :)

  12. August 18, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Mary, I haven’t made these in a long time because they’re was so sweet, but I’m going to make them again using your lower sugar recipe. LOVE your little cast iron skillets. I have a large one for corn bread and a griddle, but no small ones. They are so cute. Small cast iron skillets are now on my shopping list along with the Praline Coastal Crunch ice cream.
    Thanks for sharing this lower sugar recipe…yum!, and have a great weekend,
    Babs

  13. August 18, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Oh thanks Mary. I’m always looking for ways to cut down sugar or substitute sugar with Splenda. Your photos are beautiful and the dumplings look like I could reach in and take a bite.

  14. August 18, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Well, I can finally visit once again (I hope!). On my brand-new computer. Great to be able to visit. These look so good wish I had some right now! xo

  15. August 18, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Yummm! Wonderful to have you with us at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  16. August 19, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Yummo and I love those cute little skillets!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  17. August 19, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Easy and delicious! Thank you for sharing!

  18. August 19, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    My husband grew up in Pa eating these. I will make them for him. Looks wonderful

  19. August 21, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Mary, I have tried this recipe as it is easy peasy…and so delicious….Great idea about cutting down the sugar with the diet version. I put my ingredients in one pan…i like the way you used the two skillets!

  20. August 26, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    This looks easy and delicious! Gotta try this one! Thanks so much!

  21. Jo
    August 27, 2012 at 10:19 am

    O’ wowser!…I love this recipe,one of my most favorite things to cook with-cresent rolls-…dag-gum these look fantastic yummy.

  22. Jo
    August 27, 2012 at 10:20 am

    ps I saw your feature on StoneGable,had to come check it out.

  23. August 27, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I’ll be making these!!

  24. August 28, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Yum, yum, yum! These look soooo good to me right now! Those pans are adorable and I checked out your link, then added them to my wish list! I always need good cooked apple recipes as Charlotte is allergic to some fresh fruit, including apples, but loves them! I will make these when my pans arrive and C comes home next time. Linda

  25. August 31, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    YUM!!!!!!!!!! And what a good idea!

  26. September 26, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Oh YUM!! I already have those fun skillets and I think I’ve made that recipe before. Can hardly wait to do it again now. Love it! N.

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