Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Country Apple Dumplings

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  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 for Foodie Friday. Join us and find some inspiration for a new dish.


savvycityfarmer said...

for real, seriously!

I'm serving a dessert Saturday night that is about this ridiculous ... simply cannot wait to see if "they" are right ... all those five star comments!!
we'll see

too bad the Jewel doesn't sell that decadent ice cream

Emily said...

I can see the scale going up as my mouth waters on this post...but what a fabulous and easy recipe! YUM!

Mary said...

Oh My Heavens! What a mouth-watering and deliciously simple recipe! Thanks so much~ my husband has a stash of Diet Mountain Dew in the fridge that is his morning coffee when he goes surf fishing :)

Nancy Range Anderson said...

I made this tonight and it was wonderful!I think that I have a new favorite Thanksgiving dessert. Thank you!

KarenDelane said...

Oh my! This has got to be a recipe I try! Thanks.