Thursday, November 4, 2010

What's for Dinner? PW's Apple Dumplings

Oh, my.  These super easy Apple Dumplings are to die for.  They are so yummy and so bad for you, they way all desserts should be!

I found them over on my favorite site, The Pioneer Woman.   She is the best!

It's fall and I am loving all things apple and pumpkin.  I hope we get apples on our tree next year because I am buying apples by the bushel full every week.

I also love cooking with my little helper.  She is the best helper I could ask for, even if she puts her dirty socks on the work surface.  She is so cute, I will forgive her!

Here's what you need:
1 5-year-old helper (optional but this is so simple, she could have done the entire thing herself!)
2 whole Granny Smith Apples
2 cans Crescent Rolls
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Cinnamon, to taste
1 can Mountain Dew or Mellow Yellow

Peel and slice the apples.  I don't like to peel anything so Shawn did this step.  And I used my apple slicer to make the slicing extra easy.
Roll one apple slice in each crescent triangle.

The little helper was the apple roller.  She did a great job!

Place them in a greased 9 x 13 pan.

Melt butter, add sugar and stir. Add vanilla, stir, and pour entire mixture over apples.

Pour Mountain Dew or Mellow Yellow around the edges of the pan.

Cover with Cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Serve in a bowl with ice cream for that hot/cold contrast.  Make sure to add the sauce over the ice cream (which I did not do until after I took the below picture.)

We had my parents over for dinner a few weeks ago and served this for dessert.  I prepared it all the way up to adding the soda before we went swimming.  When we returned and were just about to sit down for dinner, I finished putting it together and tossed it into the oven.  It was perfect! 

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  Major shout out to Ree for another winner.


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Wow! That looks excellent! Love PW's stuff!

You asked me about the egg beaters, I THINK that a carton of egg beaters is like 7 or 8 eggs so that would be about the equivelent. I don't think there has to be an EXACT amount. Just so that they are cooked. Thanks!

Kara said...

Thanks Debbie! I am going to give that a try :)

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try this...