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R has been studying the pioneers in school and they did a pioneer show and tell in class. For his show and tell we decided make a pioneer food. Now normally Apple Dumplings are a full apple that is rolled in cinnamon and sugar and wrapped in dough and baked. We wanted to make them more sharing friendly and found a great recipe from The Pioneer Woman. We adapted the recipe slightly. 🙂
Easy Pioneer Apple Dumplings
(Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman)
2 cans crescent rolls
2 medium sized apple of your choice (we used Galas)
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat your oven to 350° and butter or use non stick spray on a 9 x 13 pan ( I did mine in two 8 x 8 pans).
First you are going to want to core and peel your apples. Then slice into 8 slices, a total of 16 apple slices.
Next, roll up one apple slice in each crescent roll. Place the crescent rolls in your pan, they will be close together and that’s okay. 🙂
In a sauce pan melt your butter, after it’s melted remove from heat and add your sugar. Mix until the sugar is just blended. You are going to want it thick and a little lumpy. 🙂 Next add the vanilla, again stirring until just combined.
Now comes the fun part! Take that delicious buttery sugar and pour it all over the top of your dumplings! After that sprinkle your cinnamon and nutmeg (however much you desire) and pop in the oven for 30-40 mins. You are going to want the tops to be nice and brown but you don’t want to burn them. When they are done, they will look like this…
Now I suggest waiting until the buttery sugar isn’t bubbling anymore before serving. 🙂 Trust me, you don’t want a burned tongue to take away from the deliciousness of these dumplings!
They are definitely best served warm, but they are even great at room temperature! Feel free to add ice cream for an a la mode treat! 🙂 Enjoy!
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