Whenever my mom comes to visit me, I always get so excited. I love spending time with her, and I know exactly what we are going to be doing… cooking! She is the best cook in the whole wide world. Okay, I may be a little biased, but still. I want to soak up as much knowledge from her as I can while I can. The last time she said she was coming, she had me write down a list of ingredients that looks just like the one for apple dumplings from The Pioneer Woman. Oh boy, oh boy! A dessert? That was a real special treat.
She was flying in from Florida that weekend, so I was sure to grab everything she asked for before her arrival. I don’t know if she even got in the door yet before I was asking her when she wanted to do the baking. She wanted to nap and relax a bit, but maybe after lunch. All right. I guess you can relax Mom.
As soon as lunch was over though, I was pulling this stuff out so that we could get started. These were by far the easiest, and tastiest, apple dumplings I have ever had in my life. My mom just smiled and gave me that “I told you so” look as I was diving right in. I know that I ate more than my fair share!
Recipe courtesy of The Pioneer Woman. Photo credits go to OMG Chocolate Desserts.
After my kids got home from school, these things didn’t stand a chance. They were excited to see Grandma, but they may have been slightly more pumped up about the warm and ooey gooey sweet treat that was waiting for them. “These are delicious Grandma! Oh, so good!” Excuse me children, I helped. Well, at least a little. Now I know how to make them though so I can make them whenever I want without Grandma’s help. Check out what they are saying about this recipe over at The Pioneer Woman:
“Oh, baby. Honestly, these are to die for. See how crispy they are on top, and how soft and dumpling-y they are on the bottom? That combination of textures is what’s so delicious.”
You might want to start with a double batch… they get gobbled up quickly!
- 2 whole Granny Smith Apples
- 2 cans (8 Oz. Cans) Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
- 2 sticks Butter
- 1-1/2 cup Domino Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- Cinnamon, To Taste
- 1 can (12 Oz.) Mountain Dew Soda
Peel and core apples. Cut each apple into 8 slices each. Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan.
Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir, and pour entire mixture over apples. Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top.