Last night our ministry, Standing Near the Cross Inc., had its first board meeting ever. How blessed we were to be in the company of those who share our passion for the Lord Jesus Christ. Our board of directors are praying for us, encouraging us, and offering wise counsel as Craig and I advance on this faith-walk adventure of knowing Jesus and making Jesus known. Thanks to Ray-Ray and Roy for hosting the evening. I made the dessert and, for crying out loud, it was good. So good, that if this ministry thing doesn't work out, I may go into the catering business!! Just kidding. I kid, people. From time to time, I kid.
2 whole Granny Smith Apples (I use Fiji or Honey apples)
2 cans (8 Oz. Cans) Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
1 1/2 sticks butter (yes, the real thing)
1-½ cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Cinnamon-a light dusting
1 can (12 Oz.) Mountain Dew Soda
Instructions: Peel and core apples. Cut each apple 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 entire mixture 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. **
**Here is how I served it to make it so very pretty-I toasted and sugared some roughly chopped pecans and I microwaved a small amount a high quatlity caramel sauce. I placed 2 of the dumplins' on a plate, used my baby ice cream scooper to place 2 scoops of a high grade vanilla bean ice cream on tops, dizzled the tinest amount of caramel sauce over it, and then sprinkled the whole fabulously fabulous thang with sugared pecans. Okay, seriously . . . it was good.
This is a once a year treat. I do not recommend making it any more often than that because it is rich and fabulous. I usually serve it on Christmas morning in our breakfast brunch. Enjoy!
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