PW's Apple Dumplings @ Take Six

1 apple
1 can of 8 Pillsbury crescent rolls
1/2 cup of butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 C Mountain Dew or Sprite or 7 Up or Lemon Lime No Name or.....
Peel and core apple.  Cut apple into 8 segments, roll each apple segment in a crescent roll starting at the big end rolling to the point of the triangle.  Place in a buttered 9 X 9 pan.  Melt butter in a dish then add sugar and barely stir.  Add vanilla, stir and then pour mixture over wrapped apples.  Pour pop around the edges of the pan.  Sprinkle with  approx 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and bake at 350 deg for 40 minutes.  Serve warm.  When serving, don't forget that big dollop of whipped cream, or scoop of vanilla ice cream.  I have halved PW's recipe, but if you are serving a crowd it is easily doubled.