A couple of weeks ago we had all day teachers meeting at schools. Teachers went to different meetings across the district to discuss different topics. The next day we all went back to our home school and compared notes on our meetings. My meeting provided a small breakfast consisting of bagels and juice but we got a free catered in lunch wowza……I think they were afraid for us to leave and eat lunch : ). One of my friends at my home school Jen, said they had beautiful breakfast casseroles made by the staff and brought in for breakfast. They got to leave and have Mexican for lunch. They must have looked a little more trustworthy to come back after lunch!
Anywho……I asked Jen what she made to bring in and she said, “Mountain Dew Dumplings.” I like the sound of dumplings, but Mountain Dew? I was intrigued. She said it was her mom’s recipe and her mom even came over to help her make it. When they were about half way making the first batch she not so politely told her mom, “I am not taking these things to school. ”
Wow! She was a disbeliever!
Her mom was not worried and assured Jen that if she didn’t like the first batch they would make something else to take.
But, here is what happened. They made the first batch, had a little taste. It was a spoonful of sweet, buttery goodness with a side of apples.
Jen told me they went ahead and made two batches to take to school and she did not bring home a single crumb home.
I had to try this recipe!
When I came home with a 2 liter bottle of Mountain Dew my two oldest kiddos got real excited! It was not diet and it had caffeine…..I knew I better make this recipe fast or I would have to buy another bottle of Mountain Dew.
This is all you need for a whole pan of dumplings. I used honey crisp apples because I was buying a bag of apples and they are oldest daughters favorite.
Peel and core 2 apples, cutting each apple into 8 wedges.
Wrap each apple wedge with a crescent roll.
I wanted some for my family and another dish for a friend that just had surgery. So, I used two pans. If you want them all in one pan, no problem. Just use a bigger pan then I did.
Get out two sticks of butter and melt them in the microwave. Add sugar and cinnamon.
Stir the butter, sugar and cinnamon together and spoon over the dumplings.
Measure out the Mountain Dew and pour over the dumplings.
Place them in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.
Check the dumplings and make sure they are thoroughly cooked but not overly brown on top.
These are mine right after they came out of the oven.
Here is a warm dumpling. These are great for breakfast but I can see adding scoop of ice cream and having it for dessert.!
Here is my first bite.
Suddenly…..I heard Davy Jones from the Monkeys singing in my ear.