Strawberry Dumplings

Strawberry Crescent DumplingsProbably you’ve seen/tried this very popular recipe for rolling up apple wedges in canned crescent biscuit dough and then pouring three gallons of butter + sugar + a can of Mountain Dew over everything, right? Ridiculously delicious, decadent, sinful, etc.

Well, I tried it using fresh strawberries instead of apples. I am so smart.

Of course I am going to use peaches in the next round. Oh, and I’ll bet that figs would be outstanding.

Change the spices and flavorings for added interest. Almond extract and nutmeg go well with peaches. I have tried this recipe twice using strawberries; the first time with vanilla extract and no spices, the second time with almond extract and cinnamon. Both were excellent.

Strawberry Crescent Dumplings 539Be sure to use some of the beautiful syrupy goodness in the bottom of the pan over the dumplings and ice cream.

Strawberry Dumplings

Yield: 16 strawberry dumplings

Recipe adapted from various internet recipes of Apple Dumplings

Ingredients

  • 1/2-3/4 pint fresh strawberries
  • 2 cans (8 ounce cans ) crescent dough (from the refrigerated section in the grocery store with canned biscuits)
  • 2 sticks butter (1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • cinnamon, to taste
  • 1 can (12 ounce) Mountain Dew or other lemon-lime carbonated beverage

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Butter a 9" x 13" baking dish; set aside.
  2. Wash strawberries and cut lengthwise into quarters for smaller berries or eighths for larger berries.
  3. Separate crescent dough into triangles (Eight per can). I recommend working with only one can at a time.
  4. Put four or five strawberry slices on large end of each dough triangle and roll up, ending with narrow end. Place close together in two rows in buttered baking dish.
  5. Over medium heat in a small sauce pot, melt the butter.
  6. When butter has melted, turn off heat and add sugar. Stir briefly. The butter and sugar do not blend well together, but that is okay. The sugar should still be quite granulated. You are not looking for a smooth mixture. While the 'dumplings' bake, the sugar will form a slightly crispy coating on top of the dough. Sooooo good.
  7. Stir vanilla or almond extract into the butter/sugar mixture. Pour evenly over the dumplings.
  8. Pour the Mountain Dew around the edges of the baking dish. Sprinkle dumplings with cinnamon, to taste.
  9. Bake at 350-degrees F for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream, if desired. Pour some of the pan juices over the dumplings before serving.
http://tsgcookin.com/2012/06/strawberry-crescent-dumplings/

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 While I was cooking some other things, I heard a loud popping sound coming from somewhere close by. The noise startled me and as I looked around to see what had happened, I found that the crescent rolls had thrown a temper tantrum and had busted their way out of the tube. I had to stop what I was doing and make the strawberry dumplings immediately.
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 Give the strawberries a good rinse prior to cutting them. Berries don’t take well to washing and then storing, so wait until you are ready to start using them. No washing and then storing in the fridge.
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These were so pretty that I just wanted to add another picture of them.
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Slice smaller berries into fourths and larger berries into eighths.
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 Remove dough from tube and unroll.
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 Divide into triangles. I prefer to work with one tube of dough at a time.
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Place several slices of strawberries on the larger end of the triangle.
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Starting at the large end, roll to the narrow end.
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 Place the dumplings in a buttered baking dish. Set aside.
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 Melt two sticks (1 cup) butter in a sauce pot over medium heat.
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 After the butter has melted, turn off heat. Add 1 1/2 cups sugar.
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 Stir the butter and sugar together briefly. They do not blend well, but this is the way they are supposed to look for this recipe. The sugar should still be granulated.
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 Now add the vanilla…
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 and give it a brief stir.
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Pour the butter/sugar/vanilla mixture over the dumplings.  The butter will pour out first. Keep the pot moving to distribute the liquid evenly.
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 Hear comes the sugar!
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 Mountain Dew–the original version.
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 Pour the Mountain Dew or lemon-lime carbonated beverage of your choice around the edges of the baking dish.
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 See all of that liquid? It all gets cooked down into a lovely syrup.
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 Bake at 350-degrees F. for about 40 minutes.
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 These are a great mixture of soft insides, doughy bottoms, and crispy tops.
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When using strawberries instead of apples, the syrup turns a pretty soft pink color.
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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Terri,
    Your Strawberry Dumplings are just awesome. I have everything I need to make them and will be doing so this day, I can’t wait!! Hope you are having a great holiday week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. says

    Terri,
    These look amazing and super delicious! I can’t wait to try them. I love the picture of the crescent rolls escaping the can, lol. I’ve heard of this happening but have never seen it. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can’t wait to see what you link up next. Have a great week.

    Michelle

  3. says

    Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great week end and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • says

      Hi Megan. That’s a good question. I have wondered the same thing, although I have never tried replacing soda with anything else. I looked around on line this evening and found several recipes that stated fruit juice, such as apple juice, could be used for a replacement with good results. Let me know if you try something else. ~Terri

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