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Saturday, March 29, 2008
That little something unexpected...
I have to admit that I am always intrigued when I see a recipe that has an unusual and unexpected ingredient- root beer or Dr. Pepper in barbecue sauce, mayonnaise in chocolate cake, Heidi's recipe that mated black beans and brownies, Mexican hot chocolate with chili- there's something that attracts me to these recipes. So when I saw a recipe for apple turnovers made with Mountain Dew I had to try it!
You can hardly call this a recipe since it uses prepackaged crescent roll dough (horrors!), a Granny Smith Apple or two, sugar, butter, and, of all things Mountain Dew. I was highly suspicious since I am not a big fan of tubes of crescent dough, but the hope for a delicious and easy apple turnover was enough to spur me on. I have to say, these are a great easy dessert. I had them with ice cream for dinner guests and they devoured seconds, and they were totally taken aback when I told them how they were made. So try these yourself (just what you need, another guilty pleasure, right?)
Now, it's your turn- let me hear some of your favorite recipes or dishes that have that little something unexpected. Everybody has one- now it's time to share!
Dew-Licious Apple Turnovers
2 Granny Smith apples ( I didn't peel mine, just cut in thin slices)
2 cans crescent rolls, separated
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups Mountain Dew
Core and slice apples. Cut apples into 8 slices each. Roll 2-3 thin slices in a crescent roll(put apples in thick side and wrap). Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan. Melt butter, then add sugar and and vanilla, stirring, and pour over apples. Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon, cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 15-20 minutes until turnovers are golden and syrup is thick and bubbly. Serve with ice cream, and with some of the sauce from the pan over the top.