Pecan Recipes
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Caramel Apple Dumplings

Makes 8 servings
 
2 NC Granny Smith Apples
2 cans Crescent Rolls
1 stick butter
1 ½ cups sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup NC Pecans
¼ cup caramel topping
Cinnamon, to taste
1 can (12oz.) Mountain Dew

Peel and core apples.  Cut each apple into 8 slices each.  Spread a thin coating of caramel onto the crescent roll.  Place an apple slice at the large end.  Sprinkle pecans in front of the apple slice and half way down the crescent roll.  Then roll the apple and nuts up in the dough.  Place in a 9 X 13 buttered pan.  Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir.  Add vanilla, stir, and spoon the mixture over the apples.  Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.  Serve with ice cream.  Drizzle with caramel and top with a few more pecans.
 
Lisa’s Notes: This recipe can easily be cut in half for fewer servings.  Also, this recipe was adapted from a similar recipe The Pioneer Woman cooks had on her website, “Apple Dumplings”.  This one is not as sweet and we love the crunch of the pecans and the crust that is created on top of the crescent rolls using less butter.

http://www.wral.com/lifestyles/food/video/8418995/#/vid8418995 

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