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Apple Dumplings – Easy dessert recipe that is made using apples, crescents rolls, and soda. Bake in the oven for a crispy crust that wraps the warm apple.
I came across this recipe while I was looking through the cookbook The Pioneer Woman Cooks-Food From My Frontier and the ingredients had me very curious as to exactly how this recipe would turn out. In the past when I have tried a new recipe with unusual ingredient combinations, it has not been a success at my house. Nevertheless, I decided to press on and give this recipe a try anyway and it was a complete hit. It is a sweet, warm treat, that goes very well when served with ice cream. I chose to pair mine with Haagen-Dazs Coconut Macaroon and it was a wonderful treat to end the day!
Original Recipe by Ree Drummond-The Pioneer Woman
Makes 8 servings (2 dumplings per serving)
Apple Dumplings Ingredients:
- 2 whole Granny Smith Apples
- 2 cans (8 Oz. Cans) Crescent Rolls
- 2 sticks Butter
- 1-½ cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- Cinnamon, To Taste
- 1 can (12 Oz.) Mountain Dew Soda
Peel and core apples. Cut each apple into 8 slices each.
Roll each individual apple slice into a single crescent roll dough, beginning at the wide end and ending at the point. Place in an 8 x 10-inch buttered pan seam side down.
Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat, then add sugar and barely stir (no need to dissolve the sugar, you want the mixture to be grainy). Add vanilla and stir for a few seconds, and pour entire mixture over rolls.
Pour Mountain Dew all over the top. It will look really liquidy, which is exactly what you want.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauce from the pan over the top.
*Substitute ripe peach, pear, or apricot slices.
*Substitute ginger ale or lemon-lime soda for Mountain Dew.