Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Pioneer Woman Rocks!
Okay, I think I am in love with a woman, the Pioneer Woman to be exact. Her recipes are full of butter, sugar, fat, calories and pure yumminess. The most recent recipe I have tried is Apple Dumplings with Mountain Dew.
I was oh so lucky to be invited to a delicious dinner where they were served by Jen (the most awesome quilter, cook and just all around cute person I know). She sent me home with 4 leftover dumplings (one for each member of our family). The next night I ate all four with a giant scoop of ice cream all by myself. I may have given Tom one bite. I later made them for Tom's family and then we had them on Easter.
I made a few small alterations to Pioneer Woman's recipe which I think make them even more divine. Instead of using 1/8 of an apple in each dumpling, I use closer to a 1/4 - 1/3 of an apple. I also added chopped cranberries with the apples.
This is the simplest recipe ever.
Pioneer Woman's Apple Dumplings
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced (I use 4 apples)
2 cans crescent rolls (you know, the ones in the can)
2 cubes butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1- 8 oz can Mt Dew
Wrap each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in greased cake pan. Melt butter. Add sugar and stir slightly. Add vanilla. Stir a little. Pour the pure yumminess over the dumplings. Pour Mt. Dew around the edge of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Serve with a scoop of vanilla or cinnamon ice cream.
I ate them last night with light ice cream and it made me feel better about eating them.