I was looking up a recipe for Eggs Benedict on allrecipes.com when I saw the word “dumplings” on the side of my screen. Now, keep in mind that I am from Savannah, GA. Anything that includes the word “dumplings” (or dimplins, as I say) in the title or recipe, I am going to love. The recipe was for something called Apple Dumplings, which I had never heard of but sounded wonderful. I was heading to the store that evening already, so I went ahead and jotted down the ingredients to pick up while I was out. And decided to make it. And it was AMAZING.
Most of the ingredients you more than likely already have in your kitchen. You will need 2 granny smith apples, 2 cans of crescent rolls, 1 cup butter, 1.5 cups white sugar, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, and one can or 12 oz. bottle of Mountain Dew (I used diet, but you don’t have to – like it really even matters with this recipe). Simple, right?
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly coat a 9″x13″ baking sheet with cooking spray. Peel and core the apples, then slice each apple into eight slices. Separate the crescent rolls into triangles and roll each apple slice in a triangle, starting at the small end. Pinch the ends so the apple slice is sealed. Place on the baking sheet.
(Excuse my chipped nail polish. I am so ashamed.)
Pour the sugar mixture over the apple dumplings, covering evenly.
Carefully place the baking sheet in the oven, being careful not to spill the juices (trust me, it’s sticky!)
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown.
Enjoy with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or by itself. And, of course, drizzle with the sugar sauce. The outside is crisp and sweet, the inside is warm and gooey, and the apple is nice and tender. Yummy!
Store any leftovers in the fridge and reheat in the oven at 350 for 5-10 minutes. I hope you enjoy!