Call Me Ang: Quick and Easy Apple Dumplings Dessert

Quick and Easy Apple Dumplings Dessert

Monday, November 16, 2015

Last week we had family visit. Knowing my Father in Law and husband liked apple pie, I whipped up apple dumplings. I'm truly a disaster in the kitchen, though my skills are shaping up...a little. My husband concurs, I'm a disaster.  Not because of the meal I produce, because of the mess I make while cooking. I've babbled on long enough...So I'll get to the good stuff...

6 Granny Smith Apples (thinly sliced)
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
4 Tbs butter
1/2 Cup water
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Cans of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
Vanilla Ice Cream
Ready Whip

In a saute pan melt butter, add both sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg and water.  Once blended, add apple slices. Mix completely, coating all apples, bring mixture to a low boil for about one minute. Cover pan and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until apples are tender.

Using both cans of Pillsbury crescent rolls, create squares using two triangle pieces. Pinch to seal the seam. Use a spoonful of apple mixture and place in the center. Fold the sides up and around the apples and pinch to seal, creating the dumpling.  Two cans will yield eight dumplings.

You will have apple mixture left over, set aside.

Place dumplings in a coated (I use Pam Baking Spray) glass pan. Bake at 375 for 11-13 minutes. Time can vary depending on your oven.  Remove when light golden brown, they should be fully cooked.

To serve, take portion of left over apple mixture and place in the bottom of a bowl. Place hot dumpling over the apples, layer with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and ready whip.

Nothing profound or that hasn't been done before...However, I found the whole process quick and easy. It's a great dessert that you can whip up at the last minute, however, no one would know it took little effort.

Added bonus....the stewed apples make your home smell delightful!