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Sunday, July 4, 2010

As American As...

Apple Pie?  Well, these aren't quite apple pie... they are apple dumplings!  These little treats are to die for!!!!  And, not only that, they are as easy to make as they are good.  

Unfortunately, our 12" Dutch oven is a deep dutch oven so it takes a few more coals to cook things than a regular depth Dutch oven would need.

Apple Dumplings
12" Dutch Oven
16 on top, 10 on bottom plus some extras 

A pat of butter
2-3 Granny Smith or other tart baking apples
2 8-ounce cans of crescent rolls
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 ounce can Mt. Dew
Cinnamon for sprinkling
Butter your 12" Dutch oven with the pat of butter.  Peel, core, and slice the apples.  Roll 2-3 apple slices in a crescent roll and place in your butter D.O.  Melt the butter, then add the sugar, stir and cook for a minute or two.  Add vanilla.  Pour sugar mixture over the dumplings.  Pour Mt. Dew around the edges of the pan and sprinkle liberally with cinnamon (or to your taste preference).  Bake with the number of coals indicated above and cook for 40 -50 minutes rotating the lid and the base in opposite directions every 15-20 minutes.  After about 30 minutes, you may need to place additional coals on the bottom and on the top.  

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