Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tater Dews

Ok, so they aren't really called Tater Dews, but Brian calls them that. Something to do with apples and the French calling potatoes the "apples of the earth". You'll have to ask him to explain. These are really called Apple Dumplings, and they are filled with many decadent ingredients including butter, sugar, and Mountain Dew. Yep, Mountain Dew. And just to give you a glimpse of how uptight and anxiety-prone I am, it was torture for me to buy that MD at the neighborhood Walmart. I was afraid that someone from the ward would see me buy a drink with Caffeine in it. But, my mental issues are a subject for another day. On with the recipe:

Apple Dumplings-8 servings
2 whole Granny Smith apples
2 cans (8 oz.) Crescent rolls
2 sticks of butter (can you hear Paula?)
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 can (12 oz.) Mountain Dew soda
Cinnamon, to taste

Peel and core apples. Cut each apple into 8 slices each. Roll each apple in a crescent roll and place in a 9x13 pan. Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir and pour entire mixture over apples in the pan. Pour Mountain Dew over all. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 for 40 minutes. All of that butter, sugar and soda will make a delicious sauce to spoon over the dumplings. These are super-good with ice cream!