Congratulations to Erica! She won the Who’s Your Mama, Are you Catholic and Can You make a Roux? cookbook!Thank you to all who entered the give away!
It is FAT TUESDAY! Here is a FAT dish! I made Apple Dumplings for the crew at Comprehensive Care Pharmacy this morning. I originally found this recipe at Rachael Ray’s website . I noticed that Pioneer Woman also has a version of this recipe. Here is Jill’s version 😉
- Two 8-ounce can crescent rolls
- 2 granny smith apple—peeled, cored and cut into 8 wedges
- 2 sticks butter
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 can
- vanilla ice cream, optional
Preheat the oven to 350°. Unfold the rolls. Place an apple wedge on the wide edge of each piece of dough and roll up; place the dumplings in an 9 x 13 buttered baking dish.
In a saucepan, melt the butter with the sugar, vanilla and cinnamon over medium heat; stir in the Ski. Pour the mixture on the dumplings. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes; remove the foil and bake 15 minutes longer. SIMPLE. Serve with ice cream and the delicious sauce.
Even though not needed….This would really good with a scoop of ice cream!
There is a lot of juice…not sure if reducing the amount made would hurt the dish or not. Rachael Ray’s uses brown sugar and Pioneer Woman uses white sugar. I have only used brown sugar. Does anyone think it would be better to use white sugar? Pioneer Woman added vanilla, which I did today. She also bakes it different. I stuck to the way I have always baked it. I think by covering it for the 15 minutes, maybe steams the apples a little to soften them. Maybe next time I will try Pioneer Woman’s way of baking.
This recipe calls for Mountain Dew. I think Ski is pretty close in taste to Mountain Dew….and since we are in SKI country, I thought I should use it. For those who are wondering what the heck is Ski…it is a soda that is bottled in our little town Ski Excel Bottling .
I need to go figure out what to make tonight that is Fat Tuesday worthy 😉
~Relish Food & Life with Jill