If there is one thing that I look forward to at the end of summer and each Fall, it is the abundance of cheap and flavorful apples. I stinkin' love apples and eat them all year long. I will put them in my breakfast apple roll-ups, make a HUGE batch of crockpot applesauce, and will even use apples to sweeten spare ribs!
But once Fall hits, it is time to heat those bad boys up and enjoy them warm (especially with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side) and these homemade apple dumplings are so easy to assemble and bake and will fill your home with the most amazing aroma!
I don't know who came up with the idea of using sodas when it comes to baking, but I love them. We are generally trying to cut down on sodas in our house (much to may family's chagrin), so I just buy a bottle now when I want to make a recipe like this. I am choosing to believe that all the “bad” stuff gets baked out, leaving just the flavor.
Hennyway – these homemade apple dumplings are sure to be a hit in your house. The longest step of the process is waiting for the caramel coating to thicken, but even that takes just a few minutes (if you can, heat it in a non-stick saucepan, as that will make clean-up so much easier!)
I used crescent rolls because they are so much easier and are already cut in to the perfect triangles for this recipe. I have also made them in the past using puff pastry. You just need to cut the puff pastry sheets in to triangles yourself. Yeah – I know – #firstworldproblems – right?
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- 2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
- 1 cup butter
- 1½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 12 oz Mountain Dew
- 2 Granny Smith apples
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Butter a 13x9 inch baking dish.
- Unroll crescent rolls and divide in to triangles
- Peel and core apples. Cut each apple in to 8 wedges
- Roll each apple piece in a crescent roll triangle and place in a prepared dish.
- Melt butter in a saucepan and add sugar, vanilla and cinnamon.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook on low until thickened.
- Pour over dumplings.
- Carefully, pour the soda into the middle and sides of a pan, avoiding pouring onto rolls.
- Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Serve and enjoy!