November 12, 2010

Apple Dumplings

Before I begin, let me just say that this is a totally wonderful dish that will probably shorten your life...I'm just sayin.

I found this recipe on one of my favorite food blogs ( and knew I would have to make it.  I did succeed in avoiding it for an entire six months and then the stupid apples came into season and I bought a bunch and I HAD to use them up.  Right? Right!

First, buy two 8-ounce refrigerated containers of crescent roll dough.  Peel two apples, core them, then cut them into 8 pieces. Now wrap each apple in a crescent roll triangle and put them into a 9x13 inch dish.

Melt two sticks of butter.  This is only the beginning of the reasons I tried to avoid it....

Add 1 1/2 cups of sugar.  Do you feel your arteries clogging yet? Don't stir the sugar until it dissolves, in fact just stir it until its all wet from the butter and then stop.

Turn off the heat and add the vanilla.

Pour the mixture over the apples wrapped in crescent dough making sure to cover all the apples.  It will be lumpy and that's what you want.

Now pour 12 oz of Mt. Dew around the outer edges.  I don't know why you just pour it around the outer edges but I bet Pioneer Woman can answer it for you if you ask her.

Sprinkle the tops with Cinnamon.

Put into a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.

The tops get nice and crispy while the bottom stays soft and the sauce forms into a nice thick syrup...

Pioneer Woman suggests serving this with vanilla ice cream and putting some of the syrup over the top.  I would have totally done that if I'd have had vanilla ice cream.  This is one of those quick and easy desserts that you will just keep going back for more.  That's one reason I tried so hard not to make it.  But I'm glad I did, now please come over and help me eat it.  Help!

Here's where you can find the recipe and detailed instructions:
Apple Dumplings

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