It's Apple Picking time on the Ridge | Events
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While driving on Cordes Ave NW, just off 4 Mile Rd, I was amazed at how many apples are on the trees and looking so pretty. They look like they are ripe and ready to be picked.
This is a great time of year to take the family out to get your fall and winter supply of apples, especially if you have a cool place to store them. It's an opportunity to get out into the fresh country air, pick some apples and let the kids know just where those apples they eat come from.
With all the cooking sites available on line and even on TV shows, I'm sure there is a great recipe to use these apples too, whether it be a salad, applesauce, muffins or a really gooey dessert. There is no better aroma in your home than the smell of apples cooking or baking. It's like walking into a comfort zone for anyone who happens to drop by when you are cooking. Below is a recipe parents should engage in with their kids. It's easy, simple and Oh so delicious. You'll make this over and over again.
Apple Dumplings Made Easy
Preheat oven to 350 Serves 8
2 medium Apples, peeled, cored & cut into quarters)
1 can Crescent Rolls
1 stick Margarine but Butter is much betterJ
1 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Vanilla
10 oz. Sprite or 7Up
Put the Margarine, Sugar, Cinnamon & Vanilla in a sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium low heat until it is sugary, stirring often. (I do this first and let the sauce simmer while putting the dumplings together.)
Open and divide the Crescent Rolls and wrap 1 piece of Apple in each triangle. Roll from point to wide end. Part of the Apple might peek out but that is OK. Put them seam side down.
Line these up in a greased 9x9 baking pan (I use the butter wrapper) about ½ inch apart.
Pour the Sprite/7Up around & between, not on top, of the dumplings. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
Make sure you have whipping cream or vanilla ice cream on hand and serve these up just warm. Yum! Good at room temp also!
For diabetics, you may substitute diet Sprite/7Up & sugar substitute.