Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Secret Recipe

Last winter B.I.S.B. (before I started blogging) I had my favorite blogs that I visited daily for recipes. I am always thinking about "my next meal," and Pioneer Woman was a great place to laugh, get away to the ranch and figure out what was going to be served at GrannyMountain that night! Ree is an open book, sharing her life with all of us. From birthing calves to dishing family dirt, she shares and complains just like a best friend would do if she were sitting in your kitchen. You can't help but love her and her brood. I must warn you, her blog is addictive. She has a whole novella on there of her life before marriage. Marlboro Man is her dearly beloved, soul mate and mother of her children. So in love, she often goes off into dreaming of baby making mode when she takes a picture of him herding cattle! You just have to go there and see what I'm talking about...
While Daughter Stephanie and family were visiting last week, I made PW's Secret Recipe Apple Dumplings. Ree tells us how she got (stole) the recipe from her Mother! Simple, it uses Granny Smith apples, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, and…GULP: a can of Mountain Dew. These apple dumplings are SO indescribably delicious, I made the recipe again the next day! My Grandson has a "Mountain Dew Collection" so this was the perfect dessert to make. Since I am Nana, I made homemade ice cream too.
After all, I am in the Memory Making Business!

Apple Dumplings
2 Granny Smith apples
2 cans crescent rolls
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla
1 small can Mountain Dew
Peel and core apples. Cut apples into 8 slices each. Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 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.


  1. I will have to visit her blog. Thanks for the heads up and this recipe looks very fun. I need to try it!! Have a lovely day!

  2. With two whole sticks of butter, no wonder these are so good. You need to send this to Paula Deen. She would love it.

  3. it looks so good, love your pic! mountain dew, oh my...

  4. Pioneer woman makes the best stuff!

    This recipe looks good :D

  5. I have printed this recipe and will try it out for a welcome home party for a 89 year old neighbor that I am having here at my house.
    thanks for sharing.

  6. That just sound delish. Thanks

  7. Darn! Those look so good! Boo, hoo. I am on a strict bland diet at the moment and can't eat that stuff. Maybe someday I'll try this recipe. I'm way behind on blogs. My DSL has been screwing up. They are still working on it.

  8. These really do look so good. Some of the old fashioned desserts are delicious so I chuckle when I see Mountain Dew added to the ingredient list :-). I hope you are having a great day.

  9. I do hope you will try this easy recipe. It's one that will amaze you, how could these common ingredients turn out so delish?!?


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