One of the things I miss most about living in the South is my yearly visit to the Apple Festival in Lincoln, Arkansas. The delightful celebration serves up the yummiest apple dumplings and ice cream, and I couldn't wait to sample these treats every year.
But this recipe might be the perfect solution for my homesick sweet tooth. Using crescent rolls and a can of soda, this chef creates dumplings that would trick any seasoned baker into thinking they were made from scratch.
Here's what you'll need:
1 tube of crescent roll dough, 1 large Granny Smith apple, 1/2 cup of butter, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 12 oz. of lemon-lime soda. (A half a can of Mountain Dew works well.)
Peel your apple, slice it into eighths, and remove the seeds.
Wrap the slices in the crescent roll dough, making sure to seal the ends.
Melt your butter, sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon over medium heat until blended.
Add the vanilla once the rest has been fully combined.
Then pour the mixture evenly over the apples.
After that, pour the soda around the edge of the pan.
Bake in a 350-degree oven for 35 to 45 minutes.
Watch the whole recipe come together below:video-player-present
I already feel like I'm back at the festival. Now I just need to go to the grocery store and get crackin'!