Saturday, June 25, 2011

Apple Dumplings

Wednesday night for our cooking class, we made these sinfully delicious Apple Dumplings.  These things have everything delicious in them, apples, cinnamon, pastry, sugar, soda and of course, butter.  SO GOOD! 

I absolutely love these little guys. I just have to say, I am so grateful that they take a little bit of time to make, Because if not, my waistline would be twice what it is! But all you have to tell your self, is that you are burning calories to make them, so it's ok to eat them.  It takes a lot of effort, you have to roll out the dough, stir the mixture, slice and peel the apples and don't get me started on how many calories I could burn opening the can of soda.  Hey I could eat 3 and not even bat an eye for that alone!

Try these, you won't be sorry.  Don't believe me?  We took pictures of every step, until we pulled them out of the oven.  Whoops, no picture of the cooked product!  Yeah, just got one of the empty pan.  That's how good these suckers are! They didn't have a chance, once we pulled them out of the oven! I guess I'll have to make em again.  This picture is one of the last steps before baking them.

Apple Dumplings

2 whole Granny Smith Apples
2 cans (8 Oz. Cans) Crescent Rolls
2 sticks Butter
1-½ cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Cinnamon, To Taste
1 can (12 Oz.) Lemon lime soda (sprite, 7-up)

Peel and core apples. Cut each apple into 8 slices each. Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan. Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir, and pour entire mixture over apples. Pour soda around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top.

Peel and core apples.  Unroll crescent roll dough and separate into triangles.  Slice apples into 8 slices each.  Lay a slice of apple onto each triangle.   (I just  realized, we didn't peel the one in the picture. I peeled the others. The skin takes away from the scrumptiousness of the treat.  Ditch it!) Roll them up and place into a 9 x 13 baking dish.  (you will need something with sides on it.)

Melt butter

Add in sugar, stir.  (you want this lumpy and grainy, so just slightly stir) add vanilla and stir

Pour over the dumplings. Make sure to get every last drop!

Sprinkle with cinnamon

Pour soda around the edges and down the middle.  (the idea is to soak the sides and bottoms with yummy goodness and then the tops will get nice and crisp. So don't pour it on top of them!

Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.  Serve with a scoop of ice cream and scarf!

This recipe was taken from The Pioneer Woman


Brianne said...

Oh my!! You're not helping MY waistline either! Of course, I think this blossoming baby has more to do with that than you! ;) Yup, I'll be making those soon!

The Handmade Heritage said...

Man but those are sooo good! Thanks for sharing!!!