Happy winter folks. I hope everyone is staying warm. Days like these make me miss summer so badly. I haven’t left the house since Sunday, so I’m feeling a little confined. But guess what happens when I’m home? That’s right, I dig out the recipes. Yesterday was no exception. And I found a great go to recipe that is one of my family’s favorites. It is great for breakfast, perfect for brunch and amazing as a dessert. I am talking about Apple Dumplings. And this recipe is so simple, yet so delicious.
You will need a large apple, a can of self-bake croissants, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and vanilla and a can of Mt. Dew. And do not omit the Mt. Dew. The flavor that it adds is just amazing. My mother saw me pour the Mt. Dew in the baking dish and she said “I know what you are making, bring me a couple when you’re done”. My mom is the most wonderful cook and that was an amazing compliment to me.
First, preheat your oven to 350. Butter a baking dish. Peel and core your apple. In a small sauce pan melt a stick of salted butter and add 1 ½ cups brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Roll your apple slices in the croissant pastry dough, place in the buttered dish, and pour the sauce from the saucepan over the wrapped apples. Pour the can of Mt. Dew into the dish, not directly on the rolls, Bake for 35-45 minutes, until golden brown.
When you bite into these lusciously sweet dumplings you will taste the citrus flavor that the Mt. Dew added. And you will be tempted to put one in a bowl and add a scoop of ice cream. Just do it. You will not regret it.
Until Next Time,