I usually don't post recipes but couldn't resist as this ties in with my upcoming book. In Courting Morrow Little, Morrow likes to make apple dumplings when she's not fending off suitors and whatnot. In chapter 9, I described her apple dumpling recipe in great detail, exceeding my editor's expectations, and so had to trim at the galleys stage. Sometimes I forget you don't really need or want to know every teeny-tiny detail:) Prior to publishing I baked a lot. This is a recipe that will cause a stampede at a church potluck - or add some personal padding if you're in search of that:) It's taken from the Berea Baptist Church cookbook in Berea, Kentucky and is a favorite at our house:
Easy Apple Dumplings
2 sticks real butter
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 Granny Smith apples
2 (8 count) cans Crescent Rolls
1 (12. oz.) can Mountain Dew
Melt butter in microwave. Add sugar and cinnamon. Set aside. Peel and quarter apples. Unroll crescent dough; roll a piece of apple in each one. There will be 16. Place in a 9x13 inch pan. Pour Mountain Dew around the sides of the pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream. Great with coffee or tea!
Now Morrow didn't have any Mountain Dew and she had to churn all that butter, so she would love the ease of this recipe. I sure do.
I checked the status of her debut and Christianbook.com says the book is releasing June 1! Amazon is a bit later. I'm not sure when it will be at Barnes&Noble, Wal-Mart, etc. My publisher tends to get books into stores a bit ahead of the release date which is officially July 1.
Anyway, bless you as you bake - and read!