Monday, November 7, 2011

My Apple Dumplin' Gang

The "Pickles" love to watch Walt Disney's The Apple Dumpling Gang. Ever since their first time watching it, they've wanted to eat apple dumplings (even though they had no idea what they were).

I decided, after coming across an easy recipe, to indulge them and make these Easy Apple Dumplins for dessert tonight. The recipe comes from Brandie over at The Country Cook. Thanks, Brandie!

Now when I say this is an easy recipe, I'm not kidding. The most work I had to put into it was coring and peeling the apple...but it's just one apple. Slice the apple into 8 slices, sprinkle the crescent dough triangles with cinnamon and roll one slice in each crescent roll (some of the slices were thick so I slices those in half but used both pieces for one dumpling).

Melt butter and mix with sugar and vanilla and pour over the dumplings. Sprinkle with more cinnamon.

Pour lemon-lime soda (or Mountain Dew) around the edges (I have NO idea what this does, but I was not about to veer off the recipe the first time). Then bake for 35 minutes till gold 'n bubbly.

When I first took this picture I thought to myself it looked like baked chicken thighs. Then when The Girl saw it, she thought we were having baked chicken for dinner...

Serve warm with whipped cream or (as we did) ice cream! Delicious! The crust was surprisingly tasty! My "gang" loved them!

For a printable recipe for these Easy Apple Dumplins (and other delicious recipes), visit The Country Cook. There are other similar versions of this recipe on the web. Rachael Ray has one as well as Pioneer Woman. I'll try to make my own variation as I experiment with the different sugars, flavors, and soft drinks.

11/10/2011 Note: I made these again with 1/2 cup brown sugar instead of 3/4 cup granulated sugar. They still tasted wonderful and weren't quite so sweet. But the crust seems to crisp up better with granulated sugar.

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