|Country Apple Dumplings with Burnt Sugar Bourbon Ice Cream|
|Peel 2 Granny Smith apples and cut each into 8 slices. Roll in crescent roll dough beginning with the small end. |
Place in a greased 9 by 13 inch baking dish.
|Melt 1 cup butter and mix in 1 and 1/2 c. sugar and 1 t. cinnamon. Pour over dumplings.|
|Pour 12 oz. bottle of Mountain Dew over the dumplings.|
|Dumplings with Mountain Dew poured over top|
|Bake for 35 to 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until browned and crisp on top.|
Sometimes you hear about a crazy recipe and just have to try it yourself. Can something so simple really be so good??? Yes it can. I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com while searching for something else and was fascinated. I read the comments - 1651 and it was rated 5 stars with glowing recommendations - so I bought my first bottle of Mountain Dew since probably 1972, 2 packages of cresent rolls, 2 Granny Smith apples and went home to prepare this crazy concoction. After reading the reviews, I decided to cut the calories by using diet Mountain Dew and replacing half the sugar with Splenda. The dumplings were crisp and brown on the top and gooey on the bottom- just like granny's dumplings. I had purchased a pint of High Road's Burnt Sugar Bourbon ice cream for this little experiment and it added the "upscale gourmet" taste to this quirky dish. It's definitely a keeper if you like family style comfort food. I would even say you could cut back the sugar to 1 cup and it would still be sweet enough. I'll rate it 5 stars too! Maybe I'll try peach dumplings next???? We will be joining www.designsbygollum.blogspot.com for Foodie Friday. Join us and find some inspiration for a new dish.