My eldest son just turned SIXTEEN on Sunday. I can’t believe how the time flies by and all of a sudden we are staring at our son, old enough to drive. Wow. I always let my kids pick their birthday cakes and this year my son asked if I could make those apple dumplings but with peaches instead. Grand idea I thought, especially since there is no decorating involving icing and tiny candies or intricate designs! The original recipe is from The Pioneer Woman, and I switched out the apples for peaches and increased it to a little larger batch. It is hard to believe how much food a sixteen year old boy can consume everyday.
I’ve mentioned the cooler weather that we’ve had in lieu of a beautiful warm spring. The upside to that is the mountain nearby had snow the week before. To celebrate the birthday we took a drive up the mountain and the boys went sledding. Unheard of for the 5th of June! The snow was about five foot deep and I think it made a birthday that we will all remember. Here’s a picture my husband took of me and the boys on Sunday.
Birthday Peach Dumplings
- 1 1/4 cups butter
- 4 whole peaches
- 3 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 12 oz Mountain Dew
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter a 11 x 15 inch baking dish. Peel peaches, remove pit and cut into 6 slices each. Roll up one peach slice into a crescent roll and place into baking dish. Repeat with remaining peaches and crescent rolls.
In a sauce pan melt butter, add sugar and vanilla gently stirring, but do not over mix. Pour over dumplings. Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the dish and in between the rows of dumplings. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake for 40 minutes.
Serve warm with ice cream and don’t be afraid to grab some of that extra sauce!