Friday, September 30, 2011

Easy Apple Dumplins

It's that time of year again- FALL! And that means apple season.   There are just so many great ways to use apples and my brain just starts buzzing with all the possibilities.  One of the first recipes that always comes to mind are these dumplins. Yes, I know it should be spelled with a "g" on the end but I always pronounce it as dumplins.  So we're going with dumplins.  This recipe is just so easy and you only need one apple for 4 servings or two apples for 8 servings.  And the crescent rolls take on a whole nutha flavor when combined with the cinnamon and butter. My husband just loves this because he loves apple desserts and I love it because it is easy peasy!
 Ingredients:
1 green apple (Granny Smith, Golden Delicious)
1 tube (8 oz.) crescent rolls
1 stick butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tbsp. flour
3/4 cup lemon lime soda (Sprite or Mountain Dew work good)
(Vanilla extract not pictured)
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Peel and core apple. Cut apple into 8 slices.
Unroll tube of crescent rolls and separate into 8 pieces.
 On each roll, sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon.
 Add one apple slice.
 Roll it up in a nice little bundle. Continue with next 7 rolls the same way.
Spray an 8-inch square pan with nonstick spray.
Place all 8 dumplins into baking dish.
 Mix together melted butter with sugar and flour.
Pour butter mixture on top of crescent rolls.
Now take soda and pour it around the edges of the crescent rolls.
Sprinkle tops with a bit more cinnamon.
Bake in preheated oven for about 35-40 minutes.
Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
Cook's Notes: Just double the recipe and use a 9x13 pan for 8 servings. Also, if you haven't given this cinnamon a try, you really should if you get a chance. It goes by many names but it is cinnamon from Vietnam. It is sometimes called Vietnamese Cinnamon or Saigon Cinnamon. You can probably find it your major grocery store chains now. I found this at Walmart. It has such a great concentrated cinnamon flavor and I am hooked on it now. I just love to use it to make homemade applesauce. It really makes a big difference in taste.


106 comments :

  1. I discovered this recipe a few years back...these things are amazing!!!!

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  2. Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow. Cinnamon? Yes please. Apples? Yes please. Pastry? Yes please!!!

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  3. This looks great!!! So easy and definitely much faster than making it the traditional way. This is something I could whip up during the week and enjoy all the flavors of Fall :-). Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

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  4. Brandie -- that looks wonderful!! Don't we all like an easy-peasy recipe :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  5. Oh my goodness! Such a simple recipe but it looks soooo good! I would have never thought to use a soda in this! I can't wait to try these!
    Thanks for the tip on the Cinnamon! I love Cinnamon, so I'll definitely try the Saigon Cinnamon!

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  6. WOW!! These look amazing! I love how easy the recipe is & the soda, brilliant! Wish I could take a bite of one right now. :)

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  7. I love these, look delicious, I love all with apples! gloria

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  8. I love anything with baked apples!! These dumplings look so delicious!! I like that you used the Sprite!

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  9. Wow these are super easy! And look so delicious, I'm definitely trying this! :)

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  10. Looks so delicious. Apple desserts make me giddy. Can't wait to give these a try sometime soon.

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  11. Such a simple recipe but with great outcome, thanks for sharing and am going to try this out soon.

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  12. So simple! Love that - and you could fill it with so many different things...

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  13. I can always count on you for a wonderful treat that doesn't involve spending all day in the kitchen. Great fall flavors in this one-well done.

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  14. You're right! You can't get much easier than this! These dumplins look great!

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  15. Oh yum!! I love how easy these sound. I would prolly have to make 15 batches though to get one since I am surrounded by piggy males :-D

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  16. I love apple dumplings. I just so happened to be reading this this morning and my Mom called to ask me what she should have for dessert this weekend when they had some friends over. I said...I have something RIGHT here!! So, she is making them!! Can't wait to try myself.

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  17. I got so excited that you made this and reminded me of it that I pinned it, stumbled it and then left without leaving a note so I had to come back. :)

    Thank you SO much for sharing this! Someone brought it to our house for dessert once and I fell in love with it, but haven't thought of it since then. Now I can make it!

    Have a great weekend, Brandie.

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  18. I made these pre-blogging days with Mountain Dew...so easy and fabulous!!! What a fun and delicious idea~

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  19. Oh I love these. Need to get some fresh apples and get baking!! Enjoy your weekend!

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  20. These look great and so easy!! I never would have thought to pour sprite in the baking dish!!

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  21. Oh yea! This is a favorite recipe that I share often. Thinkin' I'm gonna be makin' these dumplin's very soon. Thanks so much -

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  22. Just made these tonight, and holy crap are they good! Thanks for the recipe! :)

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  23. I've been such a slacker on visiting all my bloggie BFFs blogs! Love the sound of these simple, yet Im sure amazing dumplings!!!! Hope all is well Bran! : )

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  24. These look so good. I want to jump in my computer and eat them. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  25. It's breakfast time in the Sweet Sensations household and I would love to have a couple of these. Great recipe and Congratulations on Today's Top 9!

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  26. Back to say congratulations on the Top 9!!

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  27. Yumm!! We saw this this morning and made for our snack tonight. REally geat with ice cream.

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  28. These sure do look wonderful...

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  29. Wow! What an interesting recipe! I love apple dumplin[g]s. And I love how simple these are!

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  30. These sound absolutely delicious! Cinnamon, apples, pastry - what is not to love!

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  31. I make these all the time and they are a big hit always!! A little variation...I use peaches sometimes too and they are just as awesome!!!

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  32. Made these Dumplins for my husband on a Saturday and had to make more on Sunday, he loved them! Thanks for one of the easiest recipes ever!

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  33. Mary - thank you so much for taking the time to let me know how these turned out for you! So happy you loved them (and your hubby too!).

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  34. I made these and they were a hit!! I doubled the apples/crescents but I did not double the butter, sugar, vanilla & soda....and they turned out excellent. Thank you so much for the recipe!!

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  35. Ever since the kids saw The Apple Dumpling Gang, they've been wanting to try apple dumplings. These look so easy and delicious, I just might have to surprise them!

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  36. I saw something similar to this in a Taste of Home the other day. I tore it out and it's now residing in my "must cook" file. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper and the tip about the cinnamon!

    Everyday Mom's Meals

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  37. Don't know how I missed this before but saw it over at Everyday Mom's Meals, Love it, too easy, I'll be making some this week!

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  38. Just had to come back and say, these are delicious! The kids request them at least once a week and since we eat twice off one recipe, we enjoy your apple dumplings for dessert with vanilla ice cream twice a week! YUM!

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  39. Just tried these and love them! I agree about the kind of cinnamon and just so you know, our local Costco carries a huge bottle of it so incredibly cheap compared to what you can buy in the grocery store and it lasts forever.

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  40. Tucson Mom - so happy you liked them! Good to know about it being carried at Costco. We don't have on here but we do have Sam's Club so I'll have to check there next time I go. Thank you so much for taking the time to come back & let me know how they turned out for ya. I really appreciate it!

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  41. These look wonderful, and I love the fact that they are so easy! I'm saving these to try some day.

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  42. These look amazing! One question....I know they're probably best warm, right out of the oven, but how about when they come to room temperature? I was thinking of making these for a spaghetti dinner at my daughter's school.

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  43. These tast just fine at room temperature. In fact, my husband always asks me to make extra so he can take some for lunch the next day. So he's usually eating them cold since they stay in his cooler. To me, they are best warm but he seems to enjoy the taste either way! :)

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  44. Made this tonight and it was delicious!!! Loved it!! My husband was a little skeptical but after he had his first bite - he said it was very good! Thanks for the recipe!!!

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  45. Hi Star! Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know how they turned out for you. I'm glad your hubby gave them a chance..lol!

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  46. I have a pot luck on Saturday and I am supposed to bring a dessert. I think I just figured out what I'm making.

    Now I need two appetizers for the pot lucks on Saturday night and Sunday night...

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  47. I made them yesterday, super easy super delicious. Used RAW SUGAR and it was awshum!

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  48. If your scared of sweet stay away from these. Oh my goodness these are sooooo good. I have taken these to a church supper and none returned home. lol I also baked some last night and had with ice cream. Yum!! Super easy and super tasty. You will never go wrong making this dessert! lol

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  49. Oh my, I just made these! They are sooooo yummy! A little sweet so next time I might cut back on the sugar a little bit. My 5 year old loved them (without the apple LOL). I might have to bring them to our next game night! Thanks for the recipe.

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  50. I made these last Sunday! And, I made 24 of them. I used the cinnamon sugar instead of plain cinnamon and also apples from Mother-in-laws tree. I added about 2 teaspoons of regular cinnamon to the sugar/butter mixture and instead of sprite, I used 7-up! My-my, they were ooohhh, so good!

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  51. Hi :)
    I've been following your recipes for quite some time cuz they keep popping up on my fb wall and then I just start browsing thru all ur recipes and lose track of time imagining I'd be able to cook them some day :) they look soooooo delicious!

    But when I saw your Easy Apple Dumplings I knew I had to try it! But we don't get Crescent Rolls here...is there anything I can replace it with?

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  52. I'm SO happy to hear y'all are loving these!! Thank you so much for leaving such nice comments! Maha - thank you! I wish I knew of a substitution that would work for you. I'm just not that familiar with other products from different countries. I guess maybe you could make them from scratch but then they wouldn't be called Easy Apple Dumplings. And I honestly don't have a from-scratch recipe for crescent rolls. I'm so sorry!

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  53. I use this recipe for gatherings all of the time... with one smal change.. try using Code Red Mountain Dew instead of the sprite... it gives it a kick of cherry flavor...I also add cherries at Christmas.. just to make it look a little more like Christmas. Blessings

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  54. I have made Apple Dumplins 2 times and had to share the recipe with many gals. Everyone loves it! I did find the Saigon Cinnamon and I think it adds a special touch. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

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  55. Every Sunday, my son and I watch "Once Upon A Time"...Every Sunday, I make an apple dish for us to eat during the show...Being that the main character is Snow White and..well..you remember the story...

    I came across this recipe because, quite frankly, I stalk Brandie's page daily. She's directly responsible for getting all these kids of mine fed on a weekly basis...but anyway..

    If the smell is any indication, we're going to LOVE these!

    Just one dumb question, though...What is the significance of the Sprite in the recipe?

    Thanks Brandie!

    LeighAnne

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    1. I was also wondering what the sprite does lol
      Waiting in suspense!!
      ~Melissa

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  56. I love this recipe! I have made it over a jillion times, my family, neighbors and friends just love it! It is so easy to make and puts smiles on anyone who tries them :)

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  57. You were so sweet to come back & let me know how this recipes has turned out for you. I am so happy you love it so much!

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  58. I tried this tonight and it was delicious I will brush the apples in sugar next time, but other then that I will definitely be using this recipe again...

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  59. I made these dumplins late this morning for lunch. I care-take my parents (85 & 86 yrs. old) and it's not easy to come up with something interesting day-in & day-out. My Mom, Dad & son said it's the best they've ever had! My Mom said, "Send this page link to my sisters, daughter & grandkids; it's that much of a keeper"!

    My Dad took care of my Mom until early 2012, when his health started to weaken. He watched me make it and said it's easy enough for even him to make.

    Thanks for some of the greatest tasting recipes I've ever found online.

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  60. HI Jenny! Thank you so very much! I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a message on here. SO very sweet! I am so happy you found this one to be a "keeper". I hope you find lots more recipes on here that you love!! ~Brandie

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  61. Oh my I cant wait to try this one! My problem is which recipe to try first! Yumm.

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  62. I made these tonight and they were absolutely delicious. And they are so easy to make, I will definitely be making them again. I have 2 questions, though. First, what exactly does the sprite/7-up do? Do you have to use it, and do you know how much of a difference it would make to not use it? And second, mine tasted delicious, but unlike the picture you posted of the finished product, mine still had about 1/4" of the butter/soda mixture in the pan. My little dumplins were practically floating even after baking for 40 minutes. The only alterations I made to the recipe were using margarine instead of butter, ( I know, I hate myself for it too hahaha) and I used Mtn Dew instead of sprite. Any insight would be appreciated.

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    1. The recipe only says a 1/2 CUP of soda, not a can or even 1/2 a can. Hopefully you used the correct amount.

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  63. I'm just sooooo glad I found your blog. I just LOVE your recipes. It just shouts 'for me'. I love to cook and bake, but most days am too busy to stay in the kitchen long. I can't wait to surprise my husband and kids with some of your delicious recipes. Thanks so much!

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  64. This looks awesome! I like others would like to know about using sprite or other canned drink. I do not drink any of these at all so I would like to leave this out. Can someone share the purpose of using it as well as what could be used in place of the drink or can it be excluded all together. I would like to make these for my mother who is diabetic so that would be another reason to exclude all the sugar in the drink.
    Thank you for your time.

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    1. My mother made this recipe for many years and always used orange juice...it was delicious.

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  65. This recipe is awesome. I've used ordinary cinnamon, but added 1/4 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg. This is AWESOME!!!!

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  66. Great recipes! Thanks so much for sharing♥

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  67. My husband does not eat desserts OR fruit. But THIS he loves!

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  68. Just made these...YUM!! The hardest part of making them was getting the apple corer to go thru the crisp apple.

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  69. What can I substitute for the lemon lime soda for someone with citrus allergies?

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    1. yes, Dr pepper, dash or 2 of vanilla, anything!!

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  70. I just loveee all the recipes this page posts!

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  71. I just love these! My husband loves them more! I've been making them for about a year now and decided to "play around" with it a little. So, another great fruit that works well in this is Peaches! Turns out awesome too!

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  72. Just made these for a party and they were a HUGE hit. Everyone wanted the recipe. Going to make them for Thanksgiving as well. Not that it matters, since they are so full of calories anyway but I cut out just a few by using a Sprite Zero because that was all I had on hand. You would never have known!

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  73. My husband and I just finished these and everything about it was wonderful. It was soft, crispy and buttery and easy. I used a little allspice and raisins. I cant wait to try it with peaches. Thank you so much.

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  74. I add my soda to my wet ingredients, it foams a little and then pour it directly on the dumplings ...sometimes I sprinkle brown sugar light over top before baking...Never tried w/peaches...that sounds great ..

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  75. Will definitely have to try this!

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  76. Just took from the oven ..delicious ...simple - literally 5 min to prepare. . Looks and tastes like you went to a lot of trouble .Thank you :)

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  77. I have a question, I made these over christmas and thay were great! but i sprayed my square glass bakeing Dish with the pam non stick spray and when thay cooled off and i had put them in the refergerator due to i was not sure if these Dumplins could sit out or not well thay really stuck to the pan Do you have any sugestions for me so next time i make them thay will not stick to the pan???? Thank you!

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  78. Thank you Brandie for this very, very delicious recipe. I'm german and also live in Germany, but after 2 vacations in the USA we love american food. Also some of our friends love it. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Loni (Germany)

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  79. This sounds wonderful! I can't wait to try! For those trying to avoid the citrus , I would suggest using ginger ale. I'm thinking it would be a plus addition to the taste as well as the aroma. That is what I plan to use. For those trying to keep their sugars or carbs low, (diabetics) use a combo of alternative sugars (I like to use Splenda and stevia) and then use a diet soda.

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  80. My friend hooked me up with this recipe year, n i TOTALLY love these!!! So easy, the kids love them, n doesn't take a ton of money for the ingredients....So i make them all the time lol so yum....

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  81. Two tips:

    To keep it from sticking, you can use parchment paper.

    For the person who is allergic to citrus, what about just using sparkling water with some sugar added to it?

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  82. I just tried these...yummy! I used reduced fat crescent rolls (that's what I had on hand). There was lots of butter left in the pan when I was done, so next time I will try cutting it in half and maybe increasing the 7-Up. May also try a little less sugar. Such a great "base" recipe to play with...thanks!

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  83. Gonna try this, sounds delious! But what is the soda for and is their a replacement?

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  84. Quick question - could you use Splenda (truvia, etc.) instead of sugar? and could you use "diet" 7-up?
    Thanks!

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  85. These were good but needed to amp them up a bit. Instead of cinnamon on the roll up it was brown sugar. I lightly salted the apples - once rolled up I sprinkled sugar/cinnamon over the top. The sugar/butter/vanilla mixture was added when it was foaming - almost like marshmallows.... poured over the top... added the squirt. You can't eat just one!

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  86. Omgoodness. This had got to be the best thing. Ever!!! It's a combo of all my favorite thing. I literally just made it and ate one. My house smells like movie popcorn, fresh bread and Apple pie. My three favorite smells. At first I thought I used too much liquid bc it was covering half of the wrap but the crescent roll soaks it up. The bottom is ooey gooey and the top is munchy crunchy and best of all, they're small, quick and the easiest recipe for even beginner bakers like me. I can go on and on about how it's my new favorite thing in the world. This is going on my holiday menu. Thank you!!

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  87. OMG THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST APPLE DESERT EVER I TRIED IT AND EVERYONE LOVED IT. And Very easy...look forward to more ideas..... thank you...

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  88. Question...dies the bottom become soggy? They look delicious, but wonder how soft/soggy the bottoms are.

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  89. Hi, Iive in Australia and would love to make these but, we don't have crescent rolls here. Would it still work if I made them with puff pastry? Love your recipes.

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  90. I want to try these but just curious as to what the purpose of the soda is? Im not a baker by no means so was wondering. ...thanks

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  91. Okay for starters I'm a guy and this looks like something that I won't mess up but you don't say how much pop to put in (we say pop on the west coast). I'm thinking not the whole can. :)

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  92. i loved these for the taste and simplicity, but i did feel guilty about all the butter and sugar used. in fact, right after baking, i poured the excess 'sauce' off so the dumplings weren't sitting in them. I wonder if there were any variations I could do to take some of the calories out of the recipe?

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  93. I use cinnamon sugar and a dash of nutmeg just to give it the apple pie flavor. It is really good. I had to make these every other day for two weeks as no one could eat just one!!

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  94. Try..
    A&W diet cream soda..just 1/2 cup..
    (No citrus..no sugar)but still very sweet and organic brown sugar wih the cinnamon.

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  95. I had to try them, just out some in the oven, will let you know how they turn out. They already smell so good.

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  96. I have just taken these out of the oven and my kitchen is smelling so nice with cinnamon, I will reheat for dinner in about 4 hours. Can't wait, thanks for the recipe. PS I used pastry

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  97. I cook a few raisins and added to mine. Also try Williams and Sonoma cinnamon the best.

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  98. Awesome recipe! I used Granny Smith apples, margarine instead of butter and Mountain Dew

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  99. I just made these. And OMG I couldn't wait for them to cool, they smelled so wonderful..
    I ate two and went back for two more with aliitle whip cream. I will definitely be making
    these again. Thanks for sharing your moms recipe.

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