Today’s recipe is another favorite from Mr. Charles Weatherly. These Apple Dumplings sound like a wonderful dessert to your Christmas dinner, or sound like a wonderful Christmas breakfast tradition!
4 Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cut into sections
4 cans (of 6) crescent rolls
2 tablespoons cinnamon powder
1 pound butter
4 cups Sprite
4 cups sugar
Optional: 2 teaspoons each: Nutmeg, Cloves just before adding sugar and Sprite.
Slice the apple sections into small pieces. Roll out the rolls and place several pieces of apple on each one. Place a bit of butter on it and sprinkle liberally with cinnamon. Fold up the roll into a dumpling. Continue until all 24 dumplings are made. In the meantime, melt the butter in a large stainless pan. Place dumplings in butter. Coat with the sugar.
Pour the Sprite all over the dumplings which will dissolve the sugar into the dumplings and butter. Cook, uncovered, in preheated oven at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes or until browned. Cover with foil and cook for another 30 minutes until done.
Yield – 24 Apple Dumplings.