Friday, September 12, 2008

Apple Dumplings

Last year, my mom had dinner with her 86 year young aunt Ethel who served up yummy apple dumplings for dessert. "You will never guess what's in these!" she told Mom. The secret ingredient? Mountain Dew!
A short time later, the recipe showed up in Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine as the celebrity recipe of the month. Apparently these are a favorite of The Office's Angela Kinsey as well. I have made these and they are scrumptous. And as Aunt Ethel said, no one will ever guess there's Mountain Dew in them.

Apple Dumplings

8 oz can of crescent rolls
1 granny smith apple, peeled, cored and cut into 8 wedges
1 stick of butter
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup Mountain Dew

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Unfold crescent rolls. Place an apple wedge on the wide end of each piece of dough and roll up. Place the dumplings in an 8-inch square baking dish.
In a saucepan, melt the butter with the sugar and cinnamon over medium heat. Stir in the Mountain Dew. Pour the mixture on the dumplings. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes; remove foil and bake 15 minutes longer.

Minda's Tip: Since it's just me and Hubby I use the smaller cans of crescent rolls which make four and cut the recipe in half. If you do this you end up with extra apple pieces. You can snack on them while the dumplings bake or put them in a baggie with a squirt of lemon juice for snacking later. (The lemon juice keeps the apple from turning brown.)

Ok, I'm hungry now!

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