Friday, November 16, 2012

Apple Dumpling Duggars

Apple picking is one of the Duggars' favorite fall activities.

"For the most part, we just slice them and eat them fresh," writes Michelle Duggar in her latest Parentables post. "We’ll pick mainly Red Delicious and Granny Smith."

When craving a sweet treat, the mother of nineteen whips up a Duggar-sized batch of baked apples or apple dumplings for her family.

Michelle explains how to make baked apples: "Just cut a hole in the middle of the apple and put cinnamon and sugar in and bake them whole. The kids like those a lot."

She also shares her tried-and-true apple dumpling recipe. Ever heard of adding Mountain Dew?

Michelle Duggar's Apple Dumplings
2-3 cans crescent rolls (or biscuits)
3-4 apples (peeled & cut into chunks)
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1 can (12 oz.) Mountain Dew (or 7-Up)

1. Flatten biscuits with hands; put apple chunks in and pinch sides shut.
2. Place in a 9x13 baking dish.
3. Bake at 350° for 10-15 min (until they are no longer gooey).
4. In small saucepan, melt butter, sugar and cinnamon. Pour over dumplings. Pour Mountain Dew over all.
5. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Michelle Duggar's Homemade Applesauce
The Duggars  also enjoy homemade applesauce. Here are Michelle's instructions: Add a bit of water to a pot of peeled apples, and then cook them up on the stove. Next, add some honey, and place the applesauce in the fridge to cool.

26 comments:

  1. Never done it. I will try that ...

    Warm greetings.

    ReplyDelete
  2. That is what we make and we love them

    ReplyDelete
  3. I've tried this recipe - very yummy but sooo sweet!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Amazing recipes :)

    Question for Lily and Ellie:

    Is there anyway y'all can post older pictures of the Duggars say from the first special? Just as a comparison of then and now

    ReplyDelete
  5. @Anonymoose

    Hi Anonymoose,

    Here are a few links to posts that include old photos:

    http://duggarsblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/tour-duggar-home.html

    http://duggarsblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/duggar-album-old-photos.html

    http://duggarsblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/old-duggar-photos.html

    http://duggarsblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/discussion.html


    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Lily and Ellie

    ReplyDelete
  6. sounds yummy thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Does the pop make them better?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Here's hoping all of family is well. You all appear to be healthy, however, I never here about what Jim Bob or Michele's cholesterol levels are. Some of the food doesn't seem that healthy, delicious though. Just Curious.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow, even I could make these! Thank you for the recipe, Michele! You are so beautiful, inside and out and you have such a lovely family. Safe travels!

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is how my husband Ken makes his Apple dumplings,I make mine the old fashion way.
    Janet in TN

    ReplyDelete
  11. My son n i enjoyed the baked apples

    ReplyDelete
  12. Sarah, 4
    I have made these dumplings several times, and the first time I used the 1 1/2 cups of sugar, and they were too sweet, so the next time, and ever since, I have cut the sugar down, and only use c cup. It's much better.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Is this the Apple Dumpling Recipe???? I clicked on the Homemade Applesauce recipe, and it brought me to this.

    ReplyDelete
  14. @Anonymous

    Hi Anonymous 14,

    This post includes both the apple dumpling recipe and the homemade applesauce recipe.

    Blessings,
    Lily and Ellie

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thanks, Lily and Ellie.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have been making these for years, they are simple and quick but i use sprite or 7up type pop instead of mountain dew and i also cut back on the sugar and only use a cup... they are delicious and we take them to carry in dinners and dveryone enjoys them.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I also do not flatten the croissants and i cup my apple in 8 equal slices put a little cinnamon on each one, and roll each apple slice into the croissant

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi all, I was wondering if someone could post the duggars apple crisp/crumble recipe on here. I thought I saw it on the site but now it's gone.
    Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  19. @Anonymous

    Hi Anonymous 18,

    Sure thing! We will post that recipe soon. :)

    Blessings,
    Lily and Ellie

    ReplyDelete
  20. It all sounds great. Can't wait to try it..can't wait to do it with my grandsons.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Perfect. Sounds easy-to-do as I don't enjoy baking.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Can you use brown sugar?

    ReplyDelete
  23. @Anonymous

    Hi Anonymous 23,

    We haven't tried this recipe with brown sugar, but we imagine it would work out just fine. :)

    ~Lily and Ellie

    ReplyDelete
  24. I make applesauce with pumpkin pie spices and stevia this also taste wonderful. I was going to try and sweeten this with Agave syrup. I use whatever apples on hand.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I cant wait to try it I am a HUGE fan...God bless you and Happy Year

    ~Chloe

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for leaving your comments! We answer as many of your questions as we can, but due to the number of comments we receive daily, we are unable to answer every one. Our aim is to post all points of view, but we do not post anything that is profane, insulting, derogatory, or in poor taste.