The holidays! A time when our kitchens are bustling with a myriad of activities and the sweet and savory scents of seasonal recipes. Let’s dive into a shortcut to create an enchanting classic dessert with an unexpected twist. Brace yourselves for a tantalizing secret: a splash of lemon-lime soda. Crafting these apple dumplings is incredibly straightforward and they’re destined to dazzle your guests.
What truly catapults this dessert into a realm of its own is a single can of lemon-lime soda. It not only bestows sweetness but also endows the dumplings with an irresistibly moist texture. No need to be a culinary chemist to recognize that this is a secret concoction for success! Imagine serving this freshly baked, warm delight topped with a creamy scoop of vanilla ice cream.
But let’s not pigeonhole it as merely a dessert! These versatile dumplings are equally at home on your brunch table, adorned with fresh fruit and served alongside a plate of scrambled eggs. Any reason to whip up these heavenly parcels is a splendid one!
- 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
- 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent roll dough
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 can (12 oz) lemon-lime soda
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Cut each peeled and cored apple into 8 wedges. You should have a total of 16 apple slices.
- Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate it into 8 triangles. Roll each apple slice in one triangle of dough, starting from the wider end and rolling towards the tip. Place the wrapped apples in a 9×13-inch baking dish, making sure they are snugly packed.
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Stir in the sugar and cinnamon until well combined. Pour this mixture evenly over the wrapped apples in the baking dish.
- Now, carefully pour the lemon-lime soda around the edges of the baking dish. Be cautious not to pour it directly over the dumplings to maintain their texture.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until the dumplings are golden brown and the apples are tender when pierced with a fork.
- Remove from the oven and allow the dumplings to cool slightly before serving.
- These apple dumplings are best served warm. You can enjoy them as is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delightful dessert.
- For a breakfast twist, serve them with fresh fruit and scrambled eggs.
- Experiment with different types of apples for varying flavors and textures.
- Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated in the oven or microwave.