Thursday, March 21, 2013

Simple Country Apple Dumplings

You have all been to a local place that served up the best apple dumplings you had ever eaten. It was your favorite dessert and probably a place you snuck off to just to grab one from time to time. So, you try to whip them up at home and either A) They fall apart or B) take too much effort to bother. You end up going back and dropping a lot of cash on them, because well they are just sooooo good! Yeah, well those times are over. Here is a very quick and simple recipe that some of the ingredients might just surprise the heck out of you! I ran across this recipe years ago and tweaked it a bit to fit my own personal taste.


  • 1 Large Apple – Which ever is your favorite
  • 1 Can Grands Flaky Crescent Rolls
  • 1/2 Cup of Butter
  • 1/2 Cup of White Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Ground Nutmeg
  • 6 Ounces of Mountain Dew (I am not kidding!)

  1. Preheat your oven for 350 degrees and get out a glass baking pan.  
  2. Peel and core your apple. Then cut it into 8 slices. 
  3. Take 1 slice and wrap it up in your crescent roll dough, just like you normally would. Stretch it out to bit to make sure it is completely wrapped and sealed. 
  4. Place each one in your backing pan with a couple of inches clearance on each side – these will PUFF!!! 
  5. Take your butter and melt it over medium heat in a sauce pan. 
  6. Add in your vanilla, sugars, nutmeg and cinnamon. 
  7. Mix it well and then pour it over your apple dumplings.
  8. Take your Mountain Dew and pour it over everything. Don’t worry if it looks runny, watery or such. 
  9. Just take it and toss it in the oven now. Set your timer for 30 minutes and step away. 
  10. When your timer goes off come back and check for brownness. If it is golden brown on top, remove from oven, if not, check back every 1 minute or 2 till it is. 
  11. Take it out of the oven just place it on a wire rack and let it cook for about 20 minutes. Almost all of the liquid will be absorbed by the dumplings, the rest can be spooned over the top. 
  12. Serve and enjoy! 

I prefer to serve 1 dumpling in a bowl with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Also goes great with a slice of cheddar or american cheese on top – for those that like that southern twist. (Copied this post from my original post on my sister site Surreal Fare.)

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