Now that fall has officially made it's official entrance, I don't feel bad for cooking things like apple dumplings or peach cobbler.
Or peach dumplings or apple cobbler.
All are deliciously perfect for fall.
And for breakfast.
I've run across this recipe a few times and have always passed it up. Mainly because it has one really strange secret ingredient.
And it also has loads of butter.
My thighs don't need any more butter.
But, alas, the recipe is simple and easy, and I was a bit short on time. One of the reasons this recipe is so easy, is that it calls for refrigerated crescent rolls, which I wasn't sure about.
That and the secret ingredient... Mountain Dew, which I wasn't sure about.
I didn't know what to expect, but I had to give it a try.
The result? There's just something that happens with this mix of soda, store-bought dough and the enormous amount of butter that puts this recipe into a level of, "Oh my God, this is so good." Then I ate some for dinner, and then for breakfast, and then another one after lunch, and I'm so glad they're gone now or I'd still be eating them.
2 medium Granny Smith apples (I just used whatever apples I had from the orchard)
2 cans crescent rolls
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
cinnamon (for sprinkling)
12 oz. (1 can) Mountain Dew
Preheat oven to 350. Peel and core the apples.
This is where I started breaking rules because I really never feel like peeling the apples myself, or coring them for that matter. So I used my apple corer/peeler.
Cut the apples into 8 sections each. Open a can of crescent roll dough and carefully separate the dough along the perforations. Roll each apple section in a crescent roll. Place in a buttered 9X13 pan and repeat with remaining apples and dough. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter and add sugar and vanilla. Stir to combine. Pour butter/sugar mixture over the apples, then pour the can of Mountain Dew over the top. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake for 40 minutes.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and top with the sweet, savory sauces left in the pan.
Then run on the treadmill for the rest of your life.