Saturday, July 12, 2008

Apple Dumplings

This recipe is from The Pioneer Woman's blog. If you've never peeked at her blog, take the time to do so now...

...I'll wait.

Did you come back? I will understand if you don't. Her recipes are usually amazing and taste even better than her pictures make them look-- which seems to be a pretty tall order considering how amazing her entries are. I've made many of her recipes and have yet to find one that someone that I served it to didn't love.

These are no exception.

I tweaked her recipe a bit.... I used less butter and less sugar, and I could have used even less sugar. I'll remember that for next time. I also made some with peach instead of apple. I'm not big on apple, so I figured Peach Dumplings would be fantastic. They were good, too... but in all honesty, I liked the apple better. And I don't even like apples. That's how good these are!

What you need:

(I did have Vanilla in mine, I forgot to sneak it in with the picture, hehe)

2 Granny Smith apples
2 cans crescent rolls
1 stick of butter (she calls for 2, I used only 1)
1 cup sugar (she calls for 1 1/2... I used only 1... and it was still a bit much)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 - 3/4 of a 12 oz can of Mountain Dew

What you do:

Peel and core apples. Cut apples into 8 slices each.

Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll.

Here is a peach one rolled up:

Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan.

Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir.

Add vanilla, stir, and pour over apples.

Pour Mountain Dew around the edges and down the center of the pan.

Sprinkle the top with cinnamon.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Just out of the oven:

Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top.

Here is the Peach Dumpling, minus the ice cream, which I also don't care for (I know, what is wrong with me?):

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