We spend Thanksgiving at my sister-in-law's home every year - a wonderful tradition for over 25 years. Besides the wonderful dishes everyone brings, we get to visit with relatives we may not have seen for awhile. My in-laws are terrific people!
Something different this year - instead of turkey and a ham for the meat course, Bret's sister asked him to make one of his great briskets along with his homemade BBQ sauce (I'll post the brisket and BBQ sauce later.).
I like to lurk by the dessert table, looking to see what everyone brought. Someone has to taste test, right? I elect me.
This year our niece Jennifer brought this amazing Mountain Dew Apple Cobbler. One bite and we swooned - really, it's that good!
Jennifer giggled and told me that the surprise ingredient is Mountain Dew poured over the top of the crescents before baking. OK by me if it makes it taste that good! Plus, think of all that caffeine from the Mountain Dew that will give you the stamina to make it through Thanksgiving with the family. Hmmm.
I'll be making this delicious and easy Mountain Dew Apple Cobbler for the next upcoming pot luck! The flavors and textures are hard to describe, but I'll try.
Delicious apple rolls with a delicious sweet sauce. You'll be licking the plate - trust me.
- 2 large apples, , peeled, cored and sliced into 8 wedges each
- 2, 8 oz cans of crescent rolls
- 2 sticks butter
- 1 ½ Cups sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon plus cinnamon to taste
- 1, 12 oz can Mountain Dew soda
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9x13" baking dish (glass dish).
- Separate the crescent roll dough into eight triangles per can.
- Take the apple pieces, place into each crescent roll and roll up as usual into the crescent shape. Place each roll seam down into the baking dish.
- In a saucepan, melt the butter. Whisk in the sugar, vanilla and cinnamon and remove from heat (sugar won't be entirely melted - that's the way you want it). Pour the butter mixture evenly over the crescents. Pour the Mountain Dew over the apple dumplings, filling to about one-third up the side of the baking dish.
- Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and bake 35-40 minutes until bubbly and lightly golden brown.
Tips and Stuff:
Use crisp tart-sweet apples (Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Fuji), not Red Delicious so they won't get mushy.
There are a lot of variations of this recipe floating around out there. Some say to pour the Mountain Dew directly on the crescents and some say to pour around the sides and down the middle. Either way, they turn out great.
Be sure and don't completely melt the sugar in the butter because you want that texture on the crescents after baking.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 0g
Nutrition Values are Approximate