apple dumplin' recipe...and a special birthday

I have been hinting at a recipe I was going to post about for about a week now.  Well it's your lucky day...because I'm finally sharing it!

On Saturday we celebrated my grandma's 80th birthday.  (She acts more like half that age and I actually borrow clothes from her.)  My grandma is one special lady.  She is one of my closest friends and I adore who she is.  She's spunky, energetic, and incredibly loving.  We had a big birthday celebration for her at my mom's and dad's this weekend.  She was so excited because she said it was her first birthday party thrown just for her since she was 8 or 9 years old.  My birthday is the 19th and my aunt's is the 25th, so we've always had a birthday party together as the March Birthday Girls...which she wouldn't have it any other way.  However, my mom and aunt knew better than to pass this birthday celebration opportunity up whether my grandma admitted she would like to have a birthday party or not.  (She's definitely not one to care if she gets the attention.)  She LOVES my apple dumplings and so I decided to contribute to the party menu.  (My grandma is an amazing cook...especially baker...so when she was impressed by my apple dumplings, I knew they were something special!)

Now, I'm going to warn you....these are not for the health nuts out there.  Although I work hard to eat healthy, I am from the south, and sometimes good ol' country cooking and comfort food is just right.  So keep reading if you like recipes with loads of sugar and butter.  (Am I making you hungry yet?)

This recipe comes from my great aunt Ruby and it's really just not the same if you don't call them "dumplins".  She shared the recipe with me at one of my kitchen showers for my wedding.  Enjoy!

What you'll need:
2 cans of crescent rolls (I prefer reduced fat)
2 large granny smith apples or 4 small ones (cored and cut into 16 slices total)
2 sticks butter...(yep, I said 2)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 can (12 oz.) Mountain Dew

Core and slice your apples

Separate the crescent rolls into 16 triangles and place one apple slice onto each triangle.  Roll them up starting from the large end.  Place these in a 9x13" pan. (I spray the pan lightly with cooking spray.)

Melt the butter and mix with sugar and cinnamon.
Pour over dumplings.

Pour entire can of Mountain Dew over dumplins.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
(Top with vanilla ice cream if you wish.)

Mmm...and you'll love the way they make the house smell!

This is one of my favorite birthday pictures of my grandma, my aunt and myself...it's back from when I was in high school.  Makes me smile every time!

Here's wishing you days as sweet as apple dumplins!

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  1. seriously, those things look amazing! i MUST make them. happy (early) birthday! you borrow clothes from your granny?! - that rocks!!!

  2. My mom made this same recipe the other day and then emailed it to me. I'm going to try it soon!

  3. A. Yummy! I will have to try that. B. I love the look you are giving your grandma. She looks so sweet. I have a similar pic from my grandma's 90th birthday I threw her and I treasure it- I hope you have it in a special
    place. C. Your hair is so long here- I'd kill for your hair:)

  4. Yum!! I can't wait to make those!! Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. Thanks for sharing! My mom just made these last time we were home - yum! And super cute pic of your grandma...so sweet. :)

  6. I'm a sucker for apple cinnamon pastries. This looks sooo yummy! Thank you for sharing. I might have to make these soon! :)


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