I’m not sure if you’ve ever heard of Ree Drummond, a.k.a. the Pioneer Woman. If you haven’t, go take a look at her website. And do take the time to read her love story, Black Heels to Tractor Wheels (which may or may not get turned into a movie soon!); it’s a beautiful story and well worth the read.
So anyway, this is her apple dumpling recipe. It’s a low-calorie, healthy dessert… Oh, who am I kidding? It’s a heart attack on a plate. And I don’t often cook like this, but I regret nothing. These dumplings were both easy and addictive, especially when they were still warm, crispy on top and soft on the bottom. I used margarine instead of butter because of the lactose, but I’m sure this would be absolutely delicious with quality butter. There’s Mountain Dew as a surprise ingredient (though after having made this once, I’m sure ginger ale would give it a nice touch too). The Pioneer Woman gives a warning, which I will repeat: “Prepare this dish at your own risk. It is beyond imaginable.”