1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
6 tablespoons salted butter (3/4 stick)
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 ounces Mountain Dew® (1/2 can)
1-3 teaspoons cinnamon sugar
Peel and core the apples. Cut the apples into quarters. Spray an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Roll each piece of apple inside a crescent roll triangle and place in two rows in the pan. Melt the butter, sugar, and water in a sauce pan over medium heat until the butter is just melted. Do not bring this mixture to a boil; the sugar should remain grainy. Stir in the vanilla. Pour this sweet butter sauce over the dumplings in the baking dish. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on each dumpling. Pour Mountain Dew® around the outside and down the middle of the pan. Cover the pan loosely with foil. Bake the dumplings in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Remove the foil after the first 15 minutes.