Not only did I acquire the wonderful Sante Fe Stew recipe when I went for my marathon sleepover visit with my college roomie, but she also had on hand a new dessert recipe that her daughter had just emailed her. Her daughter is the same age as is my grown daughter; they were in the same college class at our university. I know my roomie is thrilled, just as I am, when the younger generation sends new recipes our way and we see our girls learn to be good cooks. At the time she gave the recipe to me, I was gathering my collection of what would become my Super Bowl snack spread for this past weekend’s game. I knew Apple Dumplings would be perfect on my munching/grazing table for the game.
Actually I haven't made anything this simple (to be so tasty) in a long time. Wrapping the crescent-roll dough around the plump apple slice makes a nice, fat, fluffy little dumpling. The butter/sugar/cinnamon sauce on top cooks down into the bottom of the baking dish so that when you remove the dumpling, it's ensconced in tasty pie filling. Covering the top with the buttery mixture makes the dough bake up golden brown.
Hubby and I enjoyed these for breakfast as well as for Super-Bowl dining. They're super enjoyable, also, with a touch of sugar-free ice cream or fat-free whipped topping. The younger generation scored big with this little keeper!
2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
2 (10-ounce) cans refrigerated crescent-roll dough
1 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar (or sugar substitute)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (12-fluid ounce) can or bottle lemon-lime carbonated beverages
(such as Sprite or Mountain
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13-inch-by-9-inch glass baking dish. Cut each apple into eight wedges and set aside. Separate the crescent-roll dough into triangles. Starting at the smallest end roll each apple wedge in crescent-roll dough. Pinch to seal and place with the point-end down in the baking dish. In a small saucepan melt butter stir in the sugar and cinnamon. Pour over the apple dumplings. Then pour the carbonated beverage over the dumplings. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until golden brown. Makes eight servings.