Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Scent of Fall

Fall is probably my favorite time of year!

This picture of my sister and I was taken in the fall...October 2004, I think. Thanks to Doris Hoffman from our home church who took the will always be one of my favorites!

I don't have many fall decorations...but I do have the above fall swag that I'm using for a centerpiece on our table, along with a yummy apple scented candle!

Another favorite thing about fall is...APPLES!

My mom and sister shared with me this different apple dumpling recipe, so I'll pass it on to you.


2 apples
2 cans crescent rolls
2 sticks butter
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 small can Mountain Dew

Directions: Peel and core apples. Cut apples into 8 slices each. Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9x13 buttered pan. Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir, and pour over apples. Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top.

Personally, I'd like to try it a couple of different ways. I don't think it needs quite so much butter or sugar...and I'd like to try it with brown sugar instead of white...? I also used 1 can of crescent rolls and cut them in half. We don't have refrigerated crescent rolls down here, so the ones I bring in from the states, I try to use sparingly!!

They were good though (especially with the homemade vanilla ice cream!!). Leave me a comment if you try them, how you did it, and what you think!


Kara Plank said...

Great pics! I had been wanting a good apple dumpling receipe, so this is great timing! Miss you! (Thanx for being my matron of honor 4 years ago today!)

sankey family said...

They look delicious - maybe I'lll get to try them sometime.

Lori said...

Don't think you know me, but I enjoy checking you blog from time to time! I figure it's time to de-lurk, I guess! My parent's, John and Jan Dykes, used to live there in Salamanca, anyway. I have tried this recipe and I loved it, although there's not much from the Pioneer Woman that I don't love. I actually haven't made them recently though because my husband thought they were just too sweet. Maybe I should try them again with less sugar or try brn. sugar as you suggested, that might get his Ok!

Michelle Durkee said...

I tried this recipe last night, but I made some major adjustments due to what I had on hand. However, the final outcome was delicious. I used 2 cans of buttermilk biscuits instead of the crescent rolls, brown sugar in place of the white, and because we are not Mt. Dew drinkers, I did not have any on hand so I used Diet Pepsi with a little citrus juice mixed in it. I was not sure what the Mt. Dew was for but I figured if it was the fizz the Diet would work and if it was the citrus flavor the juice would work. All in all, it turned out great and was delicious. I must say though that it did not seem overly sweet. I'm not sure if that is because of the brown sugar or the lack of Diet Pepsi vs. Mt. Dew. Oh Well, thanks for the recipe. Love and miss you all!

Michelle Durkee

Kezia said...

We had our girls in Girls Clulb make this recipe tonight. They enjoyed making it and eating it. It was very simple and DELICIOUS!! We also used less sugar and butter.