BIG APPLE DUMPLINGS are the best. Deserts at hunting and fishing camp are always important. We all enjoy S’mores, cobblers, and campfire baked treats. Try this crazy recipe at home or on your next outdoor adventure.
I was taught this recipe years ago on a Boy Scout camp out. The Dutch Oven was scraped clean. Every Scout was fat and happy. Since it was “boys” they named it the “Big Dump!” Feel free to call it whatever you prefer.
You will need a charcoal or campfire coals that will supply a temperature of 350 degrees for about 40 minutes. This also works well in a smoker grill or in your home oven.
1.) Cut up 3- 4 apples into thick slices. I prefer the apples skinned and cored.
2.) Lay out a container of Crescent pastry rolls. Use the ones from the tube that scares you when it opens. Poppin fresh style.
3.) Wrap an apple slice up in each triangle shaped pastry. Place the apple at the wide end and roll to the point.
4.) Stack the rolled apple dumplings into a greased baking dish or Dutch oven.
5.) Now mix 1 ½ cups of sugar with 2 sticks of softened butter. Add a teaspoon of Vanilla. The mixture will be granular and not melted. More like a sweet paste. Dump onto the dumplings.
6.) Pour ¾ of a can of Lemon Lime soda onto the dumplings. This moisture will be absorbed in the baking process and help to make the sauce. Sprinkle with cinnamon and/or nutmeg.
7.) Bake for around 40 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve with a spoon in a small bowl or Styrofoam cup. At home, you can get fancier with your Big Dump presentation and add ice cream or…
No matter what you do, there will be no leftovers!
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