Easy Peach Crescent Roll Dumplings Recipe

Crescent Roll peach dumplings are an easy dessert for any summer party or Sunday dinner.  

Fresh peaches rolled in Crescent dough.  Cinnamon sugar, butter, and soda. (Yes! We really use soda).  Crazy delicious and so easy!  Gooey on the bottom like a peach cobbler, caramelized butter, and cinnamon sugar stop.  Summer perfection.

Have you made the Pioneer Woman’s apple version?  Apples with crescent rolls? They are so delicious and use a very random ingredient… Mountain Dew

These wedges of fresh peaches are rolled up in Crescent dough and then slathered in a cinnamon brown sugar butter sauce. Then, you pour that magic Mountain Dew all around the edges of the pan and bake it. It sounds a little different, but it turns out so amazing.

Firm Peaches?

If you find peaches that aren’t perfectly soft and ripe at the grocery store, that’s OK; they work awesome for this recipe. When they bake, they will soften, and then you don’t have to wait the painstakingly long days before you can enjoy your fresh peaches.  

I love fresh peaches for this during peach season, but I have also been known to use a jar or can of peach slices and I just dry them off a bit with a paper towel before rolling them up in the crescent dough.  Frozen peaches do not work well in this recipe, save those for smoothies and sangria.  

I use Mountain Dew in this recipe because it feels a little bit rebellious from my childhood. My mom under no circumstances allowed us to have Mountain Dew. Now, if you really are sure that you can’t handle Mountain Dew, you can use Sprite, 7-Up, Ginger ale, Fresca, or any kind of clear soda.

Ingredients for Peach Dumplings

  • refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • salted butter
  • fresh peaches
  • cinnamon
  • granulated sugar
  • brown sugar
  • Mountain Dew

See recipe card for quantities.

Instructions

  1. Place a peach slice horizontally on the widest end of the dough triangle.  Roll up the peach and place it seam down in the baking dish.  *I pinch the seam closed a tiny bit.  
  1. Roll up the peach and place it seam down in the baking dish.  *I pinch the seam closed a tiny bit.  
  1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and stir in the sugars and cinnamon.
  1. Pour the soda around the pan's edges and between the peach dumplings in the bottom of the pan.

That brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter mixture combines perfectly with the soda and becomes the most magical syrup that bakes bubbly around the dumplings. The dumplings will be perfectly crackled on top and nice and soft on the bottom with no mushy or burnt spots.  The soda and sugar mixture becomes a delicious brown butter caramel sauce… Truly, it’s magic.

Notes:

  • I leave the peels on and they break down nicely and you don’t even notice them. 
  • If you don’t have fresh peaches, buy jarred or canned peach halves.  Then just pat them dry and slice in half so you have peach quarters.
  • You can use 7-up, Sprite, or Fresca soda.  Mountain Dew is a novelty at our house so the kids love when I buy a 20oz bottle special for the recipe.  
  • You can easily half this recipe and make it in an 8X8 baking dish.


If you read any of my posts about kids in the kitchen, this is an easy recipe for kids to bake independently. I have some tips about beginner kids in the kitchen when they’re cooking alongside you and then I also have some tips for when kids are ready to be independent in the kitchen. This one is so great because they get to practice cutting skills/knife skills, it’s a premade dough for them to work with. And it’s some really fun ingredients that kind of teach them the magic and science of baking. This one can give your middle and high schoolers some confidence on baking independently.

Storage for Peach Dumplings

When do you finish baking your peach dumplings, you can easily leave it on the counter for several hours at room temperature before you serve it. If you’re going to save it overnight, pop it in the fridge in a covered pan or airtight container

Tip:

If you slice your peaches all the way around from stem to bottom, you should then be able to just twist the peach to break it in half. This will help you not squish the peaches as you cut them and try to take out the pit.

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Peach Crescent Roll Dumplings

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Fresh peaches rolled in Crescent dough.  Cinnamon sugar, butter, and soda. (Yes! We really use soda).  Gooey on the bottom like a peach cobbler, carmelized butter, and cinnamon sugar stop.  

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ripe peaches. Each peach sliced into 4 wedges with the pit removed) *See notes
  • 2 cans 8 oz each refrigerated crescent roll dough.
  • 1 cup salted butter melted
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cup Mountain Dew *See notes

Instructions
 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Slice your peaches. You can leave the peel on or take it off if you prefer. Slice each peach in 4 and remove the pit in the center.
  3. Open the crescent dough and divide at the lines into triangles. You should have 16 peach slices and 16 dough triangles.
  4. Place a peach slice horizontally on the widest end of the dough triangle. Roll up the peach and place it seam down in the baking dish. *I pinch the seam closed a tiny bit. Continue with all of the peach slices.
  5. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and stir in the sugars and cinnamon. Stir well until all the sugar is dissolved. Spread the mixture over the dumplings.
  6. Pour the soda around the pan's edges and between the dumplings in the bottom of the pan. *Don’t pour it directly over the top of the dumplings.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown on top and bubbly. Remove from oven and let set for about 10-15 minutes for the sauce to thicken.
  8. Serve with vanilla ice cream, and enjoy! Store leftovers in the fridge and reheat in the microwave.

Notes

  • I leave the peels on and they break down nicely and you don’t even notice them. 
  • If you don’t have fresh peaches, buy jarred or canned peach halves.  Then just pat them dry and slice in half so you have peach quarters.
  • You can use 7-up, Sprite, or Fresca soda.  Mountain Dew is a novelty at our house so the kids love when I buy a 20oz bottle special for the recipe.  
  • You can easily half this recipe and make it in an 8X8 baking dish.  Still cook for 35 minutes. 
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