Apple dumplings: ridiculously tasty and easy
– 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
– 2 – 10 oz. cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
– 2 sticks of butter (1 cup; a half pound)
– 1-1/2 cups white sugar
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 12 oz. of Mountain Dew (yes, you read that right!)
1. Preheat your over to 350 degrees F.
2. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
3. Cut each apple into 8 wedges. Separate the crescent roll dough into triangles. Roll each apple wedge in a crescent roll triangle, starting with the smallest end. Just kind of stretch it around the apple and pinch it to seal each one. (They don’t have to look great, at this point.) Place them in the baking dish as you go along.
4. Melt the butter in a small saucepan and stir in the sugar and cinnamon. Pour it over the apple dumplings and when you’re finished with that, pour your Mountain Dew over the dumplings. (Yes, we know this seems weird and you feel like you’re wrecking something with this step. You’re not!)
5. Bake for 35-45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
We like to let them rest a few minutes after taking them out of the oven, but there really are no rules. A small bowl works great and if you want to gild the lily a bit, you can crown them with a dollop of whipped cream or a bit of ice cream.