Makes 16 servings.
Total Time: 50 minutes.
Easy Apple Dumplings
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup Motts® apple juice
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 – 8 ounce cans refrigerated crescent rolls
2 medium Motts® Fresh Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
Heat oven to 350˚F and grease a 9×13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
In medium saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine butter, apple juice, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cook, stirring, until butter is melted and the mixture comes to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Set aside.
Tear apart the crescent rolls and arrange the triangular-shaped pieces of dough on your work surface.
Cut each of the apples into 8 wedges. Place an apple wedge on the widest side of the triangle then roll the apple up with the dough. Arrange the dumplings in the greased pan and then pour the apple juice mixture on top of and around the dumplings.
Bake the dumplings for 25-30 minutes or until the dough is cooked through and they are golden brown. Remove dumplings from the oven and allow them to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
For an added indulgence, top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whip cream.