Saturday, May 10, 2008

Apple Dumplings


These Cinnamon Apple Dumplings are easy to make and great for a quick no fuss dessert. They are best with vanilla ice cream but I didn't have any on hand. The apples bake up in the dough and it gets caramelized and so good.




Slice the apple into 8 thick wedges. And remove the core.







Wrap each apple wedge with a crescent roll. Starting from the longer end and finishing at the tip.








Place the dumplings into a buttered 8x8 inch baking dish. I just stuck the dish with a pat of butter into the oven while it preheated as opposed to greasing it.








Make the butter topping on the stove top.
This butter and sugar mixture is not a caramel, so you don't need to cook it for long at all.







Pour the butter mixture and sprite into the baking dish and sprinkle with more cinnamon.








Bake for 30-45 minutes until the tops are browned.






Cinnamon Apple Dumplings 

(This recipe is very easily doubled)
1 package of refrigerator crescent rolls (8 in a pack)
1 apple, Granny Smith is what we like
1 stick of butter
1/2-3/4 cups of sugar
cinnamon or apple pie spice
vanilla
Sprite or Mt Dew (1/2-3/4 cups)



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Peel the apple, core and slice into 8 wedges.
  3. Sprinkle apples with some cinnamon.
  4. Wrap each apple wedge with a crescent roll. Starting from the longer/wider end and finishing at the tip.
  5. Place the dumplings into a buttered 8x8 inch baking dish. 
  6. Melt one stick of butter in a sauce pan on the stove. 
  7. Add sugar and vanilla to the melted butter. Stir well. Just to combined.
  8. Pour the butter mixture over the dumplings
  9. Pour the sprite into the baking dish.
  10. Sprinkle with more cinnamon.
  11. Bake for 30-45 minutes until the tops are browned but not dark browned.



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