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Apple Deliciousness

Published by: Kathy

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  • Aug
  • 26

Soooooo easy and yet soooooo delicious!!!

My daughter-in-law-, Kat, gave me this recipe a couple of months ago and told me how much my son had loved it.  She promised it would be simpler than the butterfinger-pie-from-hell recipe, which was also one of hers.  Well, I’ve had the crescent rolls on hand and have bought the Mountain Dew twice, with the good intentions of making this dessert, but never seemed to get around to it.  Tonight, after making a complete dinner, I was motivated to end the evening with the equivalent of hot apple pie and ice cream.

This was probably one of the easiest and most decadent desserts I have made in a long time.  Not sure what I was going to get, I was surprised when I cut into the baked apple roll, to find a steamy little pillow of apple deliciousness.  The sugary pastry tops had turned into a crunchy crust and the overflow of the mixture, combined with the soda, had become a luscious syrup. (Perfect for topping the vanilla ice cream I served on the side. )

What I loved the most about this recipe, is the ability to cut it in half.  I used one solo apple to create a dessert that was adequate for four people!  Kat, you have redeemed yourself!

 

Helpful Hints:

  • If cutting the recipe in half, use a smaller baking dish.  I used a 9 x 9 Pyrex baking dish for half a batch and it was perfect.
  • Do your best to wrap each slice of apple completely with the dough.  This might involve some creative folding and stretching of the dough, to accomplish the task.
  • When pouring the sugar mixture over the wrapped apples, be sure that all of the dough has some sugar mixture on it.  When baked, this mixture turns into a delicious crust and, trust me, you will want your apple rolls to be covered in it!
  • This dessert is best served warm or right out of the oven.  The leftovers, after being refrigerated, lost their appealing crunch.  (A few seconds in the microwave brought them back enough to enjoy for a questionably healthy breakfast…Don’t judge me..It had FRUIT!

 

APPLE DELICIOUSNESS

  • 2  whole Granny Smith apples
  • 2  (8-o.z) cans crescent rolls
  • 2  sticks butter
  • 1  1/2  c. sugar
  • 1  tsp. vanilla
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • 1  (12-oz.) can Mountain Dew Soda

Peel and core apples.  Cut each apple into 8 slices each.  Roll each apple slice in a triangle of crescent roll dough.  Place apple rolls in a 9 x 13 buttered pan.  In a small saucepan, melt butter and remove from heat.  Add sugar, vanilla and desired amount of cinnamon and lightly stir. (The idea is NOT to disolve the sugar.)  Pour sugar mixture over apple rolls, coating each completely.  Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan, being careful not pour it on top of the apple rolls.  (You don’t want to rinse off any of your sugar mixture!)  Sprinkle with additional cinnamon and bake at 350˚ for 35-40 minutes.  Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and spoon some of the sweet sauce from the pan, over the top.  Makes 8 servings.

 

 

 

 

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