Some of you may already be aware of how amazing the Pioneer Woman’s apple pies are. I saw this recipe on the Pioneer Woman’s website years ago. I was hooked from the first mouthful.

If you haven’t tried this dish yet, now is the time! You will not be disappointed…. The original recipe called for Mountain Dew. When I tried it with Mountain Dew, it tasted just like Sierra Mist, 7-UP, or Sprite. For my cardiac purposes (SVT), I use a coffee replacement.
1 large Fuji apple (any apple will do, tart is better)
1 Crescent Pillsbury dough box
1/2 cup melted butter
1/3 cup sugar
a half teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 ounces or 3/4 cup 7-Up or the equivalent of half a can
*The Pioneer Woman’s Apple Muffin Recipe:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch-by-8-inch baking pan.
Each apple should be cut into 8-10 wedges.
Set aside the apple peel after cutting it into slices.
Divide the crescent dough into triangles.
Starting at the wide end, roll each apple slice into a crescent-roll dough.
Pinch it shut, covering the apple, and place it in the baking dish. It is simplest to roll the dough around the apple slice after it has been dried.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter and add the sugar and cinnamon. Heat and whisk to combine.
The mixture will thicken as it combines. Remove from heat when it thickens and add vanilla.
Spread the cinnamon mixture on top of the apple muffins. Pour the soda over the dumplings. In a preheated oven, bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown!