Let's start out with a recipe. This is one of the easiest recipes for Apple Dumplings that I have come across, and no one will believe you when you tell them you put in Mountain Dew. I came across the recipe in the December/January 2008 edition of Everyday with Rachel Ray. This magazine is filled with fabulous recipes and is well worth the subscription. I actually find myself going back to previous editions in search of good recipes. I am newly going through menopause and I could swear that my taste buds have changed. So I look back periodically to see what looks good at the time.
Well, let's get back to the recipe:
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Flour, for dusting
1 granny smith apple-peeled, cored and cut into 8 wedges (I actually prefer cubing as well)
1 stick(4 ounces) butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup Mountain Dew (yes, trust me..it's good!)
1 can of croissants (Somehow I forgot these...thank you Miss Ma'am for alerting me!)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. On a surface dusted with flour, unfold the croissant rolls.
Place an apple wedge (or the cubed equivalent) on the wide edge of each piece of
dough and roll up; place the dumplings in an 8-inch square baking dish.
2. In a saucepan, melt the butter with the sugar and cinnamon over medium heat; stir in
the Mountain Dew. Pour the mixture on the dumplings. Cover with foil and bake for
15 minutes; remove the foil and bake 15 minutes longer.
This recipe is tasty as well as easy. I personally prefer them the following day because the sauce has thickened a little. Play around with it, and you might find you would like to add a little more butter or a little less. Give it a shot and tell me if you liked this recipe. Maybe you have a variation you would like to share?
Enjoy, and thank you Rachel Ray!