Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Apple Dumpling

Fall is in the air and
Halloween is just around the corner.
I love this time of year.
When the days are nice and warm
and the nights are cool, great for sleeping !
I love Fall cooking.
Pumpkin pie, potato soup, pork roast with stuffing and ....
Apple Dumplings


2 whole Granny Smith Apples

2 cans (8 Oz. Cans) Crescent Rolls

1 1/2 sticks Butter

3/4 cup Sugar

1/2 cup Brown Sugar

1 teaspoon Vanilla

Cinnamon, To Taste

1/2 can (12 Oz.) Mountain Dew Soda

Preparation Instructions:

 Peel and core two Granny Smith apples.
I used three because mine were small,
and I like a little more apple in my dumplings.

Cut the apples into eight slices.
I cut mine into four because my apples were on the small size.

Open the cans of crescent rolls and unroll the dough.

Roll up an apple slice in each of the crescent rolls.

Here ya go, not perfect, but you get the idea.

See the nice slice of apple in there.

Place each one into the buttered baking pan.

  Melt the 1 1/2 sticks of butter in a saucepan.

 Add the 3/4 cups sugar
and the 1/2 cup brown sugar.

Add the vanilla and stir until just starting to combine.

Pour the mixture over the top of the dumplings,
making sure to coat them.

This is the interesting part.
Pour Mountain Dew all around the edge of the pan
 and down the center.
It makes a great sauce as it cooks with the butter and sugar.

Sprinkle the top with cinnamon.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes,
(mine were done in 40 mins. since my apples were cut bigger)
make sure they don’t get too brown.
You want them golden brown and crispy on top,
soft and apple dumpling-ly on the bottom.

Oh baby !! 
These would be great with whipping cream or vanilla ice cream.

Taylor ate them as fast as I could get them out of the pan and onto his plate.
He requested I make more tomorrow.
I also brought a pan to work and 1/2 an hour later the pan came home empty.
I guess they must be good :)


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