Thursday, December 2, 2010

Redneck Apple Dumplings

While Shae was home over Thanksgiving my mother-in-law, Dottie, had us over for dinner. She made a yummy dessert that I HAD to get the recipe for.
She hesitated to give it to me though. I wondered what the big deal was....
After we "oo-ed and aw-ed" enough over the delicious treat, she finally shared the recipe with me. Dottie's college BFF from Bob Jones University, Jean, had given her this recipe. Jean lives in Tennessee and Dottie always raves over Jean's "darling house", the way she decorates and especially over her cooking!
But this recipe just CRACKED ME UP! It sounds so disgusting, almost. Somehow it works and is so delicious! The copy of the recipe Dottie gave me doesn't have a title, so I have affectionately named this dessert, "Redneck Apple Dumplings" and you will soon see why!

2 Large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
2 (10 ounce) cans of refrigerated crescent roll dough
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar (eek, I knowwwwww! )
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle of Mountain Dew (told you! REDNECK!)
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
Cut each apple into 8 wedges and set aside. Separate the crescent roll dough into triangles. Roll each apple wedge in crescent roll starting at the smallest end. ( I think they might look cute rolled from big end to small end too) Pinch to seal and place in the baking dish.
Melt butter in a small saucepan and stir in the sugar, cinnamon and vanilla then pour over the dumplings. Pour the can of Mountain Dew over the dumplings and bake for 35-45 minutes until golden brown.
Before serving, spoon some of the "sauce" from the pan over each dumpling. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Yummm!!!

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1 comment:

Amy said...

I laughed out loud when I read this......are you making fun of us Southerners?!