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Sunday, October 26, 2008


Rose, at A Santamakers Journey, is hosting "Monday No Brainer Dinners". I got so excited about this, because anything "no brainer" is right up my alley. So, I immediately told Rose to sign me up. I still have a touch of flu brain though, and I couldn't come up with anything. So I decided you might need a no brainer dessert after your no brainer dinner.

Life's Short ....Eat Dessert First!

You can't get much easier or much more delicious than this:

2 Granny Smith Apples

2 cans refrigerated Regular Crescent Rolls

1 & 1/2 cups Sugar

2 sticks margarine (or if your sinful like me, use butter!)

Teaspoon cinnamon

1 Can Mountain Dew!!


Peel apples and slice into 8 wedges (I use one of those little contraptions that cuts 8 slices at once).

Roll each crescent roll out and wrap each apple slice in a crescent roll,

beginning at the large end of the triangle and finishing with the triangle tip.

Place each wrapped apple in a pan with sides (I use a Pyrex pan)

Melt margarine (or sinfully delicious butter)

Add sugar and cinnamon

Pour butter mixture over wrapped apples

Pour can of Mountain Dew over top!!

Bake @350 for 45 mins.

Top with ice cream; french vanilla Cool Whip; or nothing. Also, great to microwave one for breakfast ....that is if you have any left over (I've been known to hide one or two).

Delicious any way you serve it.


I've always wondered what the Mountain Dew does for this recipe. One time, when I didn't have any on hand, I made it without the Mountain Dew, and it really wasn't as good.

Be sure to go to A Santamakers Journey to find some great recipes for meals.

laurie (bargainhunr)


imjacobsmom said...

What a different recipe - how curious that you pour Mountain Dew over it all. I am going to try this one -it sounds good. I think that Jacob would get a kick out of it, too. ~ Robyn

Tardevil said...

Well that's so easy, I believe I can do it & my kiddo would love making it! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Laurie, that sounds easy enough for even me! Thanks for sharing. Hope next week is better than last week! Love Ya! Connie

Anonymous said...

Wow I can't wait to try this! I've never heard of any recipes with Mountain Dew before, and what a great one to do with kids. Well, my clever bargain hunter.. I think I will like this no-brainer desert too. Hope you feel better. Love ya, Cindy

Bo said...

Since I have to go to the store today I'm going to pick up these quicky ingredients...I do love me some sweets! (and with BUTTER, of course)LOL ;-) Bo

santamaker said...

My hubby will think he's dreaming if he came home to this yummy treat! Thanks so much for sharing!
Extra points for you for a truly EASY recipe!

Lynette said...

OK - that does sound really simple and EASY. Thanks for sharing that one.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Laurie, This sounds so good! I am definitly going to try it!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Yummy Laurie..and so easy ..girl any thing that is easy I love any more..this No Brainer I am going to love I can already tell..I hate to cook any more. Hope you are feeling better today dear friend..hugs and smiles Gloria

Penny said...

Hi. I'm Penny, and I followed your link to from Rose's to check out your recipe. Thsi is the second time I've seen this recipe on the internet as a superb one to try so I'm going to try your recipe for sure. I was already thinking about it, but your post has sealed the deal. Thank you so much!!! PS Thanks for having me over to your blog. Penny

Salmagundi said...

That Mountain Dew thing is unusual. But, it sure sounds good. I must try this one - we love anything similiar to an apple dumpling!! Sally

RetiredAtLast said...

I really like the fact that I can cover half the food pyramid with this recipe: dairy (butter), bread (crescent rolls, and fruit (apples). Thanks so much for helping me with my diet. Now I'm off to see if Santamaker can help me fill in the gaps.

Anonymous said...

This looks very yummy, thanks for sharing.

Four Paws and Co said...

Oh wow, I've got to go to the store now for the ingredients! This sound delicious! :0} Diane

lvroftiques said...

No brainer!! I'm all over it!! And I'm starting with your dessert Laurie!!Apple anything is my favorite! *winks* Vanna

xinex said...

Yummy! I've got to try this sometime. Sounds so simple and that's how I want it!...Christine

Tomarie said...

All I have to say is YUMM-MY!! I really want to try this!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Laurie, You've been Boo-ED! Come by my blog and pick up the Happy Halloween sign and put it in your sidebar. Give it to as many friends as you like!!