Slices of peaches are wrapped in crescent rolls and baked with sugar, butter, vanilla and cinnamon. The surprise ingredient is Mountain Dew soft drink that is poured into the dish before baking.
“It’s almost like a baked peach pie, a small one. It reminds me of a peach cobbler but different because you get one individual serving. It makes 16, but it comes out in an individual serving,” said Berry, a Marietta native who graduated from Sprayberry High School in 1992.
The dish makes a “yummy” caramel-like sauce.
“It’s delicious, but you need to serve it with vanilla ice cream too,” Berry said. She and her husband, Anthony, have two children Peyton, age 7 and Pressley, age 2.
Berry, who owns Burger’s Farmers Market in Marietta with parents Sharon and Junior Burger and sister Sharilyn Burger Turner, received the original recipe from customer Mary Mills.
“People give me recipes all the time. I love to cook when I’m not at (Burger’s),” she said.
“(Mary) brought the recipe to me — one for apple dumplings. She asked me if I like apple dumplings. She is a great customer. We get the best recipes from customers. She gave it to me off the top of her head. Now I’ve given it out so much I can give it off the top of my head,” Berry said.
Berry modified the original recipe to add a little more flour and sugar.
“I wanted to add more crust to it to make it even more yummy,” Berry said.
One of the first times Berry cooked apple dumplings, she took it to a Burger family reunion.
“They said from the next year on, you have to bring two of them,” Berry said.
In the winter when peaches are out of season, Berry makes apple dumplings. However, in the summer she always makes peach dumplings.
“Peach Dumplings is the epitome of summertime,” Berry said.
4 peaches peeled, deseeded, and sliced into 4 pieces each
2 packages of crescent rolls
1-½ sticks of butter
1-½ cups of sugar
1 can or 12 ounces of Mountain Dew
Spray pan with PAM and preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Wrap each peach slice into a triangle of crescent roll dough and place into pan. In a saucepan, mix sugar, butter, cinnamon, and vanilla and cook on low heat until sugar dissolves. Pour over dumplings. Then pour Mountain Dew soft drink into spaces between dumplings. Cook 35-45 minutes.