First, a disclaimer: If you've ever read our bios on the About Us page, you'd know I do not bake. At least, not well. For some reason, baking and I don't usually mix since I'm usually a "throw-in-a-dash-of-that", or a "that-looks-like-about-a-1/2 cup" type of person. Anywho, you need not be an expert baker to attempt this recipe. I'm living proof of that. :) Now, on to the yummyness that is these apple dumplings. These are soooo simple to make and use only a few ingredients, but the best part is that they taste amazing! Gooey and sweet and perfect for Fall. I originally found the recipe here, and am forever grateful!
Here's what you'll need:
- 2 sticks of butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 tubes of crescent rolls
- 2 Granny Smith apples
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 12 oz of sprite (or mountain dew)
- Cinnamon to taste
Step 1: Peel and slice your apples into wedges.
I was so wishing I had a Pampered Chef Apple Wedger for this job, but alas, I had to do it the old-fashioned way. (If you want to make your life easier, contact our PC sponsor, Jen B. and she'll hook you up!)
Step 2: Roll an apple wedge up in one crescent roll triangle.
Step 3: Place crescent-wrapped apples in a sprayed baking pan.
Step 4: Melt both sticks of butter and mix with sugar and vanilla.
The consistancy should be sludge-like. (Mmmm...sounds good, doesn't it?)
Step 5: Pour butter mixture over the tops of the wedges, or spread on top with a spoon.
Step 6. Pour the can of soda all around the wedges and sprinkle cinnamon on top.
If it looks gross and like something the dog threw up, you're on the right track.
Step 7: Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until brown and crispy.
Step 8: Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Yum!
Honestly, you can't go wrong with this recipe. It gets rave reviews every.single.time. Go ahead and give it a try! It might just convert you into a baker. ;)