Since I live in an area where apple dumplings are taken fairly seriously with apple dumpling festivals and apple dumpling queens, I hesitate to call this recipe apple dumplings since it is not the traditional apple and crust. This is a recipe I got at a family reunion and like a lot of “family reunion food” is is neither low fat nor low sugar – but it is good!
I am including the recipe as it was written but when I make it again, I will probably reduce the butter by 1/2 cup and the same with the sugar. You can also substitute margarine for half of the butter. I don’t know what function the Sprite (or Mt. Dew) serves on the top other than moisture – one of the mystery recipes that makes it way through families.
Simple Apple Dumplings
2 cans crescent rolls
2 apples (use your favorite baking variety – I like golden delicious)
2 sticks (1 cup) butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 can (12 oz) Mountain Dew or Sprite
Peel, core and cut each apple into 8 wedges. Place one apple wedge in each triangle of the crescent roll dough. Roll up from the large end to the small end. Place in a 9 x 13 glass baking dish. Continue with the other apple wedges and dough triangles.
Melt butter in a small sauce pan. Mix with sugar and cinnamon, pour over dumplings. Pour Mountain Dew or Sprite over all. Bake 45 minutes at 325 degrees. Eat and enjoy!