Pioneer Womans Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumplings. I was secretly hoping y’all would choose caramel corn when I asked for votes on Facebook, but these are awesome too! I’m counting down the 2 weeks until new baby but also DREADING my diet. Hurry, hurry, eat as much crap as I can!! Anyway, I’ve had a couple dreams about caramel corn, so I’ll have to make that next week. Maybe after that my recipes will start getting a little more healthy. But, for now…you’re gaining weight with me. And, really…these are worth it! They’re sooooo yummy warmed up with ice cream on the side, whoo! This is a recipe from the blog goddess, Pioneer Woman…enjoy!

Ingredients :

  • 1 large apple {I used a Fuji- any apple will do, tart is better}
  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescent dough
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup or 6 oz. 7-Up or equivalent {half the can}

Directions :
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 baking dish.
Cut each apple into 8-10 wedges.
Slice the apple skin off as well and set aside.
Separate the crescent roll dough into triangles.
Roll each apple wedge in crescent roll dough starting at the wide end.
Pinch to seal and cover apple and place in the baking dish. {This is easier if you first pat the apple wedge dry, then wrap dough around it.}
Melt butter in a small saucepan and stir in the sugar and cinnamon. Heat, whisking to combine.
The mixture will slowly combine and thicken. When it’s thickened, remove from heat and add vanilla.
Pour cinnamon mixture over the apple dumplings. Pour soda over the dumplings. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown!!!