Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Apple Dumplings {Applefest Recipe #9}

When asking what everyone's favorite apple recipe was, I got a comment about apple dumplings made with...wait for it, wait for it...Mt. Dew.  Mt. Dew?!  Well it sounded crazy enough for me to try.  Oh em gee.  These little babies were fantastic!  My hubby took one to work and shared it with a co-worker.  Because your child might be reading over your shoulder, I won't tell you how she described this delicious dessert.  Let's just say they are good.  Oh. So. Good.

2 baking apples (I used golden delicious)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup (half a stick) butter
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
6 oz. Mt. Dew

1 can crescent roll dough (I used the kind that is not cut into rolls, just a sheet that you roll out)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray an 8 x 8 casserole dish.  Peel and core apples.  (I used my handy dandy Pampered Chef peeler/slicer/corer so they were sliced too, but they don't have to be).  

Roll out crescent dough (you might need to break out the rolling pin to make the dough a uniformed rectangle).  Cut dough into four rectangles with a pizza wheel.  

Cut apples in half and place a half an apple on each dough rectangle.  

Gather corners of dough and lift up.  Hold it there for a few seconds, letting the weight of the apple stretch the dough a bit.  Twist the four stretched out corners and tuck down over the apple.  

Repeat with the other three.  Place apples in the greased casserole dish.  Melt butter and sugars in small saucepan.  Once melted, remove from heat and whisk in Mt. Dew and cinnamon.  I sprinkled some white sugar sprinkles on the top to give a little sparkle. :)  Pour mixture over apples and bake for 30-35 minutes.

Tomorrow is the last day of Applefest--make sure to check back!

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