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Crescent Apple Dumplings

 Crescent Apple Dumplings
Kids will love helping to create this scrumptious dish, and everyone will enjoy polishing off the entire pan! It’s easy, delicious and the perfect conclusion to any meal. Vera Grovier - Rantoul, IL 
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled
  • 16 red-hot candies
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons grapefruit or citrus soda
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions

  • Unroll crescent rolls and separate into eight triangles. Cut apple
  • into eight wedges. Place an apple wedge and two red-hots on each
  • crescent triangle. Bring up corners of dough to center; pinch edges
  • to seal. Place in a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar, butter and vanilla; spoon over
  • rolls. Slowly pour soda around the rolls (do not stir). Sprinkle
  • with pumpkin pie spice. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30
  • minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream if desired.
  • Yield: 8 dumplings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (calculated without ice cream) equals 228 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 264 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.