Recipe Remake: Apple Dumplings with Cider Sauce

Perhaps you know the recipe. Perhaps you have one like it, but for another dish. It is easy, quick and usually unhealthy, and involves a “surprise” ingredient.

I don’t like surprises.

This recipe is for Apple Dumplings, and the surprise is sugary soda. The original recipe calls for apple slices wrapped in canned crescent rolls topped with a butter-sugar mixture and drenched in Mountain Dew before baking. While I love the idea of a quick and easy apple dumpling recipe, the thought of baking with Mountain Dew left me feeling a little queasy. So I spent a week remaking this dorm-style recipe into an amazing dessert.

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3 Reasons This Dessert Should be on your Holiday TableWarm Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Cinnamon-Rum Sauce

The holidays are just around the corner, and with them comes The Holiday Baking. But even with a generous head start and the best of intentions holiday baking can be overwhelming.

 

Rushing around to three different stores on a mad hunt for chestnut paste or the perfect glittery snowflake sprinkles to fulfill a seemingly unattainable Pinterest-inspired dream dessert is no way to celebrate.

Enter Warm Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding. This perfect holiday dessert is the ace up your sleeve for these three reasons.

1. You have the ingredients. This bread pudding recipe uses simple ingredients that you probably already have in your refrigerator and pantry.

2. You can make it in advance. It is completely make ahead, and when I say “make ahead” I mean up to three weeks if you freeze it. It is actually better after it sits for a few days because the flavors and texture have time develop.

3. It’s not pie. Pie has it’s place, and that’s at Thanksgiving. Give your loved ones a break and serve them this bubbly chocolate marvel instead.

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