Monday, September 30, 2013

Easiest Ever Apple Dumplings

Apple season is another one of my favorite times of year. I have my standard recipes that we make every year but I also love trying new ones. This particular dish just might be a new favorite, but if you're familiar with the famous Ree Drummond aka Pioneer Woman, you just might agree everyone of her recipes always seems to be a keeper.

That's exactly where this recipe came from. It's definitely one of the easiest and tastiest apple dumpling recipes I've ever tried. Some of the ingredients might surprise you and aren't ones that I bake with very often. In fact, the husband gave me a weird look when I walked in the door with Mountain Dew. I'm not much of a pop drinker and that is one pop that you won't see me with.

The addition of pop or soda if that's what you call it; helps to make this most amazing, sweet sauce. The crescent rolls (another thing I don't normally buy) bake up beautifully with a nice, crusty top. These really should have been topped with a big scoop of ice cream but we didn't have any on hand. Shame on me. It won't happen again.

Easiest Ever Apple Dumplings

1 large apple {Granny Smith works well or any other tart, baking variety}
8 oz. pkg. crescent rolls
1 stick butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
6 oz. Mountain Dew {half of regular sized can}

Lightly grease a medium sized baking dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and core apple, cut into 8 slices. Unroll crescent rolls, wrap each slice of apple in one roll, place in baking dish seam side down.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan melt stick of butter. Once melted add in sugar and vanilla, let cook for maybe one minute total. You don't want sugar to dissolve. Pour over dumplings. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Pour Mountain Dew over top of dumplings. Bake for 40 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream if desired. Makes 8 dumplings.

Source: Pioneer Woman

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