Autumn Apples

4 Oct

With apples being at their prime this time of year, my family and I decided to take in the autumn air and head upstate to do some apple picking this weekend. In between searching for the perfect apples, we enjoyed fresh apple cider, warm cider doughnuts, and delicious apple pie. I love the tastes of Fall! After sampling the flavors of Fall, and my family practically orange from all of the pumpkin I’ve been baking with lately, I knew an apple recipe was is store. Apple crisp, apple cobbler, apple crumble … oh my! I finally settled on baking apple dumplings as my first apple recipe of the season. Your not so traditional apple dumplings!

(photo via Becky Bakes)

Ingredients
(adapted from The Pioneer Woman)
-2 sticks butter
-1 tsp. vanilla
-1 1/2 cups sugar
-2 tubes crescent rolls
-2 granny smith apples
-12 ounces of Mountain Dew (Not that the other bazillion calories aren’t deadly, I opted for diet)
-Cinnamon
-Vanilla ice cream (optional, but recommended ;))

Directions
Peel and slice your apples. Wrap each slice in a crescent dough triangle and place in sprayed (greased) pan. In a bowl, melt your butter and stir in sugar and vanilla. Pour over top of the wrapped apples.Pour the Mountain Dew all around and sprinkle with cinnamon. Place in 350 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Serve hot topped with ice cream!

Not only does this dessert make your house smell heavenly while it is baking, it tastes incredible! The abundance of butter and sugar used in this recipe may even put Paula Deen to shame, but trust me, it’s worth the calories.

What’s your favorite apple dessert?

xo, ff

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