Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Feeling Like Fall Finally, so I made Apple Dumplings!

Yesterday was the first day here in Carolina that even pretended to feel like fall. So I broke in my new crockpot with a yummy soup and then made this fun looking recipe I found on a couple different blogs for easy Apple Dumplings. The recipe seems to have originated from Pioneer Woman but I found it on Our Best Bites. I also halved the recipe, the original made 16 dumplings but our family would never eat that many. So I am posting my modified/halved version.

Easy Apple Dumplings

  • 1 Medium to Large Tart Apple
  • 1 Can refrigerated Crescent Rolls
  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla
  • Cinnamon to Taste
  • 4 oz Mountain Dew or Sprite
Spray a 8x8 pan with Pam. Peel and cut your Apple into 8 wedges  (I used my apple wedger and it made 10 pieces, so mine were a little small). Separate the can of crescents into 8 triangles. Then wrap each apple wedge, covering it completely with the crescent triangle. I placed my apple at the wide end of the crescent and then rolled it up and tucked the edges over the ends of the apple. Place each crescent covered apple in the 8x8 dish. Now take your butter and melt it in a saucepan. Add to the melted butter the vanilla and sugar. Stir just to combine, then pour over the pan of apples. Then take your soda and pour it around the edges of the dish. Most recipes I saw said to use 6 oz of soda, but I barely used 4 and thought it was plenty! Sprinkle entire pan with cinnamon to taste. Place in oven that has been preheated to *350 and bake for 40 minutes. Once done allow to cool some and then serve with ice cream. The dish make a gorgeous carmelly syrup that I drizzled over the dumplings and the ice cream:)  Yummy and Easy, my kinda recipe!


Rachel said...

Oooh, that does sound yummy. As a person who's allergic to uncooked apples, I'm always looking for great ways to prepare them cooked. I think apple crisp might still be my favorite by far.

p.s. LOVE that white plate. It's gorgeous!

Clare said...

Joel is a big apple fan and I am a big fan of anything made with crescent rolls! Mom mentioned that these looked really easy and then said this would be a good recipe for me. Should I be offended?:) Thanks for sharing. Glad you are back in blogland.

Rachel said...

Is that plate in the mail to me yet? :)

Robyn said...

R.D. You crack me up! I love my plate too, in fact I sent treats to my one of my BFs in TX on this plate several times and she was always trying to keep it too! I found it at Marshalls and bought it on a whim, very unlike me. I prefer all my pieces to match! However I have for sure got my 2.50 out of it:)

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