Tuesday, September 24, 2013

PW APPLE DUMPLINGS {with a secret ingredient}

Fall baking is just fantastic. I absolutely adore any and every fall flavor including apple. When deciding on a fall recipe to try out this past weekend, I quickly turned to Pioneer Woman expecting to spend at least 2 hours baking in the kitchen. To my surprise I found the easiest and least time consuming PW recipe of all time: Apple Dumplings. Not only are these little treats easy, but they are divine and you just won't believe what the secret ingredient is.

See if you can spot which ingredient doesn't belong in this picture...
Yes, why that is Mountain Dew in the picture...it is not a mistake. It is actually the secret ingredient to an amazing apple dumpling! Sounds crazy, I thought so too, but I trust PW with food so I just followed her directions and was not disappointed. Here's what else you will need...

Cast of Characters:
2 Granny Smith Apple (peeled and sliced into 8 wedges/apple)
2 8 oz. cans crescent rolls
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can (12 oz.) Mountain Dew
Ground Cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Peel apples and chop into 16 wedges
3. Add one apple wedge to each crescent roll and wrap up
4. Butter a 9x13 dish and set each crescent roll face down in dish
5. Melt butter in medium sauce pan then add sugar and vanilla and stir for a few minutes. The sugar does not need to fully dissolve in the butter. Grainy is good.
6. Pour butter mixture evenly over the apple filled crescent rolls
7. Now here's the scary awesome part...pour the 12 oz. can evenly over top of the whole mixture
 8. Sprinkle with Ground Cinnamon
9. Stick in the oven and bake for 40 minutes. It will start to smell amazing so try to resist taking it out early!
10. Let it cool and eat with vanilla ice cream!!!
These Apple Dumplings are the best I've ever had. I mean whatever the Mountain Dew does to the crescent roll is seriously delicious. You have to let me know if you try these. Hot or cold they are yummy. I promise I am NOT crazy!
Original recipe found here!


Crystal said...

Sounds interesting. Who knew!? The end result looks amazing though... Might just have to pick up some Dew on the way home today :P

Jen said...

I LOVE these! Made them for a dinner party once and they were a huge hit!

Carrie said...

Wow! That is quite a secret ingredient... I want to try these now. Yum!

Katie said...

i made something similar but forget about them! i need to make them again!

Ashley said...

I'm pretty much ok with anything that has Mt Dew in it. Yummmmyyyyy!!!! And I agree...fall baking really is the best. I need to make these asap!

Recently Roached said...

Delish!! My Nana always uses Dew, too. :)

Ashley R said...

So good! I made these with diet mountain dew a few years back and lovvved them. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh goodlord! Now I want those, like now. I,m printing out this recipe!!

Anonymous said...

Mountain Dew?? Wow. How did PW come up with that one??

I'll have to try these....


Devon said...

It's only crazy if it doesn't work. Isn't that how that Bud Light football commercial goes?

The Lady Okie said...

I've had those before! Pretty weird that that's Mountain Dew in there, huh? She comes up with the most interesting recipes!

The Heart Of A Woman said...

I used to make something similar to this! It is Sooo good!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I'm with you! Always trust the Pioneer Woman! She knows what she's doing! Glad these turned out so well! :)