Sep 26, 2009

Apple Dumplings with a secret ingredient


Fall is definitely here! It's a cold and rainy day here in upstate New York, but the rain did hold off long enough to put up some corn stalks and Indian corn this morning. I took a few pictures, but they are not the best as I was standing in the doorway so I wouldn't melt. LOL


My bittersweet came in the mail a few days ago and I've randomly placed some here and there.


I got 2 pounds and it really goes a long way. I thought that wouldn't be enough. I didn't know that they were poisonous, but someone told me the other day that the berries were. Is that true? I had always heard that poinsettias were poisonous to animals, is this the same?

Along with Fall comes big juicy wonderful apples. My mother-in-law always makes applesauce which we love, love love! So, she had some apples left over and I decided to try something different. Apple dumplings sounded delicious. Sorry I forgot to take pictures of them, but let me tell you they were the best I've ever had so I wanted to share the recipe with y'all. And you won't believe what the secret ingredient is. I didn't let my hubby see me making them because I know he wouldn't not have even tried them if he saw what I put in them. He loved them and asked for seconds. I got the recipe from Pioneer Woman and she gives step by step (with pictures!) instructions.


Along with Fall comes big juicy wonderful apples. My mother-in-law always makes applesauce which we love, love love! So, she had some apples left over and I decided to try something different. Apple dumplings sounded delicious. Sorry I forgot to take pictures of them, but let me tell you they were the best I've ever had so I wanted to share the recipe with y'all. And you won't believe what the secret ingredient is. I didn't let my hubby see me making them because I know he wouldn't not have even tried them if he saw what I put in them. He loved them and asked for seconds.

I also thought it would be fun to share this recipe on Colleen's back to school recipe pool since this weeks theme is apple recipes. Recipe from Pioneer Woman Cooks. She has step by step instructions with pics.

Click here for the printable recipe


Apple Dumplings

2 granny smith apples
2 cans crescent rolls
2 sticks of butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
cinnamon
1 small can Mountain dew (secret ingredient!) I used about 3/4 of a 12oz can


Peel and core apples. Cut apples into 8 slices each. Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 pan. Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir, and pour over apples. Pour mountain dew around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top.

ENJOY!


I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.

Till next time.....


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4 sweet friends said:

Angie on September 26, 2009 at 6:31 PM said...

the apple dumplings sound yummy~love the fall touches!

Raggedy Angel on September 27, 2009 at 7:21 PM said...

I am gonna give them a try...can't believe the MD is the secret!
Your bittersweet is lovely! Beth

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five on September 28, 2009 at 12:32 PM said...

These sound divine ... and so easy too! Thanks for sharing with us this week. I hope you'll contribute another favorite again sometime.

It's always fun discovering a new blog to visit. Yours is full of lovely goodness. I can't wait to explore a bit more ;)

Have a wonderful week...

Farm Field Primitives on October 26, 2009 at 8:20 AM said...

I am so going to try those dumplings. I was just thinking about making a pie today, but think I will do those. I am a MD addict so I'm sure they will be awesome. Thanks for sharing your curtain ideas with me. I will be checking them out. Your blog is so neat...I am now a follower.
Have a great day.
~Melissa~