Nana likes to make up these treats for her grandchildren; they tend to brighten up their days and make their smiles wider! Nana’s Apple Dumplings are little buttery bundles of jammy apple goodness, with a golden-brown crust and cinnamon sugar on top! They’re also cooked in a refreshing citrus soda, which becomes its own kind of syrupy sauce! There’s a lot to love about Nana’s Apple Dumplings, just like the love she shares with all of us!

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  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples
  • 2 (8-ounce) tubes refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup citrus-flavored soda
  • vanilla ice cream, optional, to taste, for serving
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Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Step 3 –Peel, core, and cut the apples into eight wedges each.

Step 4 –Unroll the tubes of crescent dough and separate each roll into eight triangles.

Step 5 –Wrap a triangle around each apple wedge.

Step 6 –Place the wrapped apple wedges in the prepared baking dish.

Step 7 –In a bowl, mix the sugar, the butter, and the cinnamon until blended.

Step 8 –Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the dumplings.

Step 9 –Slowly pour the soda around the dumplings without stirring.

Step 10 –Bake, uncovered, until the dumplings are golden-brown and the apples are tender, about 35-40 minutes.

Step 11 –Serve warm with the vanilla ice cream.