Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Thank you Pinterest!

OK peeps…I had a whole other post planned for this evening. But then fate stepped in, in the form of our old buddy Pinterest.

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A few days ago I pinned a simple little recipe for easy apple dumplings:


Tonight I made them. And my life has been changed forever.

OK, I may be going a little overboard here. But for the love of all that is good -- how can something so simple and easy taste so good?


It takes about five minutes to prepare, 30 to cook. Bake? Cook. Whatever.

I’ll share the recipe as I found it first, and then let you know how I changed it up.

You’ll need:

2 Granny Smith apples
1 tsp vanilla
2 packages crescent rolls
1 1/2 cups sugar (see below for more on this)
2 sticks butter (just do it)
12 ounces Mountain Dew

To start, peel and slice your apple(s). I have one like this that makes the slicing super easy:


I halved this recipe, so I used exactly half of everything. (Duh.) One apple, one stick butter, 6 oz of the Dew, 3/4 cup sugar, on package of crescent rolls and a dash of vanilla.

Just wrap your apple slices with the crescent rolls and place them in a baking dish:

Again, nighttime pics so they stink. :)

Then you mix up the sugar, (melted) butter and vanilla in a separate bowl. This part is where I think I made these even more spectacular, on accident. ;) I went to get my sugar and realized we only had a bit left – about half of the 3/4 that I needed. I figured brown sugar might work, so I actually used half brown sugar/half sugar to make up the 3/4 cup.

I think that made these extra AMAZING. ;)

Anyway, you mix all that up and then pour that mixture all over the “dumplings,” then take the Mountain Dew and pour that over everything too:

apple dumplings mountain dew

It will look kinda grody, but oh JUST YOU WAIT.

Sprinkle some cinnamon over the top and put them in a 350 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes. I took ours out at 36 minutes in.

I doubted them when I first saw them – they looked like they would be total mush all the way through. But I persevered people. I pushed on.

And I added some ice cream:

easy apple dumplings

They were SO GOOD. I cannot express how good. Like, how did I make something so good, GOOD.

The bottom is mushy, the apple is tender, the top is crispy and flaky and scrumptious!

Yes. That good. I’m sorry, do I need to say it again?

Go get some apples and brown sugar and make them immediately. You can thank me by making some more and sending them to me. Cause ours may be (almost) gone already.


Have I mentioned how much I love Pinterest?

Have you tried these easy apple dumplings yet? Any other easy peasy recipes I can’t live one more day without?

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