3 Apr 2012, 9:16am
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  • Of Food And Love: Apple Dumplings

    These are legit — in their own, devilish way.  I stumbled upon this recipe a couple years ago and every time I make them, they’re a hit.  What makes them even more special is the secret ingredient.  :)

    If you don’t have an apple slicer, get one! I use it all the time and for more than just making the perfect sized slices for this recipe.
    The magic starts here. Yummm.

    I peel them, too, although the recipe doesn’t call for it.
    Wrap the apple slices in crescent rolls and place them in a buttered up 9×13 casserole.

    Take a stick of butter and melt it in a saucepan.  See, this is where this recipe gets, so, soo unhealthy… Once the butter is melted pour in 1 1/2 cups of sugar (ahg!)  Barely stir.  You’re not looking to melt the sugar, you’re just looking to get it wet with butter.

    Then pour it over the top of the dumplings.
    Enter the secret ingredient — Mountain Dew.
    I know, right?  Really?  Yes, really, and you won’t hate me.  Maybe your waistline will, but not you.  Pour it around the outer edges of the dumplings, sprinkle with cinnamon and they’re ready for the oven!

    40 minutes later, you’ll have these beauties.  Eat them with a side of vanilla ice cream and repent later.

    Apple Dumplings   courtesy of:: Tasty Kitchen

    • 2 whole Granny Smith Apples
    • 2 cans (8 Oz. Cans) Crescent Rolls
    • 2 sticks Butter
    • 1-½ cup Sugar
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
    • Cinnamon, To Taste
    • 1 can ( 12 Oz.) Mountain Dew Soda  (I use a little less)

    Preparation Instructions

    Peel and core apples. Cut each apple into 8 slices each. Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan.

    Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir, and pour entire mixture over apples. Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

    3 Apr 2012, 3:12pm
    by Mommy Hobbies


    They are soo delicious!

    3 Apr 2012, 9:38pm
    by Heidi Lucille


    “Eat them with a side of vanilla ice cream and repent later.”
    Ha! They look really tasty – but I have to be good; so none for me!


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