Friday, December 11, 2015

Easy Apple Dumpling

We saw an easy apple dumping recipe in a book, however it had a full cup of sugar in it as well as 12 oz of soda and very little butter to pour over the apples, so we rewrote it to work better for us.

You need:
1/2 stick butter
1/3-1/2 c sugar (go with less if you use sweet apples)
1-2 tsp cinnamon
1 pack of crescent rolls
4-8 oz Sprite depending on how much extra "sauce" you want (or Mountain Dew if you want more of a kick)
3-4 apples depending on how many slices you want in each dumpling, Granny Smith work best as the tartness balances the sweet ingredients

You can adjust the amount of the ingredients to suit your tastes and needs. 
 Unroll the crescent rolls and divide into individual triangles
 Slice apples into 8 or 16 pieces. The original recipe called for 8, but we did 16 so they would cook through faster. I guess it depends on how well done you want the apples. We like them really soft.

 Place 1/3 to 1/2 of an apple at the large end of the crescent roll and roll toward the small end.
Place dumplings in an 8x8 pan. You can double the recipe and use a 9x13 pan.

Melt the butter and add the cinnamon and sugar. Pour over the dumplings.

Pour the soda over the dumplings.

Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes or under the dumplings are brown and the apples tender.

Go outside and do something active to wear off energy and calories while you wait!
 I bought a green basketball on Black Friday. Can you see it in the pictures?
Or do an active inside game. I bought Twister Skip It for the kids to share. 

Tyler and Kaleb are tied for the lead with 60 something jumps each.

 Ours dumplings have dark brown spots in some places because I got carried away with the cinnamon.
Bottom view

The kids love to make these and they are very easy. There's not much clean  up either so what more could you ask for?

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