Apple Dumplings by LeAnne Bristow

Posted on Posted in November 2018 Newsletter

I admit it. One of my favorite things about Christmas is the food. My husband has a saying. “Some people eat to live. Others live to eat.” Well, I’m definitely in the second group.

All across social media, I see people singing praises to what seems to be the hands down favorite flavor of the season, pumpkin spice. I must be an odd duck, because, while I loooovvvve the scent, I’m not so crazy about the flavor. (Don’t throw anything at me!)

So today I thought I would share one of my favorite non-pumpkin related recipe. It so happens that it’s also super easy, which is a plus for me.

I love all things apple. Apple juice. Apple pie. Apple cobbler. Apple pizza. Mostly, I just eat apples with peanut butter. So when I stumbled across this recipe I couldn’t wait to try it.

What you need:

2 Granny Smith apples

2 cans crescent rolls

2 sticks of butter

1 cup packed brown sugar or 1 ½ cup regular sugar

1 tsp vanilla

Cinnamon

1 can Mountain Dew or Sprite

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cut the apples into 8 slices each. Open the can of crescent rolls and separate the triangles.

Starting at the large end of the triangle, roll the crescent roll around a slice of apples. Place all 16 crescent wrapped apples in a 13 X 9 inch pan.

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add the sugar and vanilla. Stir until just mixed. Notice I gave you a choice on sugar types. It’s up to you. Sometimes I get a little wild and throw some cinnamon in there too.

Pour the melted concoction over the rolled apples, making sure to coat each dumpling.

Open the can of soda and pour some of the soda around the edge of the pan, being careful not to pour it on top of the dumplings. Also, use your own judgement and don’t pour too much. If you use the entire can, it’s liable to come out a little too soggy. Some people like it that way, so to each his own.

Sprinkle cinnamon over the top to make it look pretty.

Bake the dumplings thirty to forty minutes, until dumplings are golden brown.

Enjoy!!! Bonus points if you eat it with vanilla ice cream!!