Apple Crescents

Typically, apples and apple desserts remind me of the fall season. Coincidentally enough, that’s also my favorite season. The air is changing, the temperature is becoming more crisp, the beginning of the school year buzz is always exciting, and that smell of leaves just seems to make me happy deep down to the core.

Well after the past few weeks of craziness with below freezing temperatures and constant snowfall (and sometimes blizzard-like conditions), I wished we were back to the beginning of the fall season. I’ve begun to hate having to bundle up like the younger-brother in A Christmas Story when I have to even venture out to take out the trash. I miss the feeling of just tossing on a sweatshirt and heading out.

Pillsbury crescent rolls are a staple in our small little family. We like to have them for dinner (with hot dogs especially), breakfast (part of an egg casserole), and now dessert.

I know this isn’t a crockpot meal, but I figured I could share some other favorites of ours as well. I also apologize for the state of my pictures in this post, not sure why they’re slightly out of whack, must’ve been super excited to enjoy!

Apple Crescents

1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (could be other brands)
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 apple (I used Granny Smith for tartness), cut into 8 slices
1/2 cup cinnamon and sugar mix
Ice cream -optional

The only ingredients you’ll need. It’s so simple!

Set your oven to the packaging instructions, 350 degrees I believe.

Brush on your melted butter onto each crescent dough triangle.

Sprinkle each with enough cinnamon and sugar to cover, the melted butter will begin to absorb the mix.

Place a slice onto the larger side of the crescent triangle and roll towards the smaller end forming that known crescent roll shape.

Bake according to package instructions, mine took about 13-15 minutes but everyone’s oven is different -they’re like snowflakes  (ugh! snow on the brain!)

Let them cool for about 5 minutes out of the oven. I then served them with a drizzle of caramel sauce and a burst of whipped cream (we only had moose track ice cream in the house and I didn’t feel it fitting).

What I’d personally do next time is peel the apples. I forgot that I’m not a fan of unpeeled apples in my pies or crisps, but other than that, nothing else. These are great as a party dessert.

Watch out, they’ll go fast!

-crock on!

Something Sweet

I wanted to start off with something you don’t see everyday, dessert in a crockpot. When I’d tell someone about creating a dessert in the crockpot, they’d give me that strange look like I was crazy, or ask, “isn’t that more suitable for pot roast?”

I wanted to try it, who cares about pot roast for dessert?

I pulled up my pinterest and searched for a crockpot dessert and I came across a cookie/brownie combination where you create the two ingredients seperately then layer them in the crockpot together; set it on high for a few hours; then serve. I was slightly nervous about putting so much sugar without much liquid right into the crockpot. Luckily for me, I found those wonderful liners in Target where after you cook everything right into the bag (in the pot), there’s practically no clean-up. The result was a hit!

“Heaven in a Crockpot”

1 box fudge brownie mix
1 pouch chocolate chip cookie mix
1/2 cup butter (salted), melted
4 eggs
ice cream (optional)

The ingredients needed for this glorious adventure!

I mixed up the Betty Crocker mix with1/4 cup melted butter and 2 eggs.

I then mixed up the remaining 1/4 cup butter with 2 eggs.

The consistency was a little weird compared to what I’m used to when making the box mixes but it’s understandable. My husband loves this part!

Layer in the mixes, alternating a few scoops of each until each mix is completely in. (Note: see the crockpot liner?)

Cover and put on high for 2-3 hours. I usually go in between to the less time side, since anticipation typically gets to me (and the hubby too).

Once completed (you’ll know, it’ll smell heavenly), I served it warm with a scoop of ice cream and drizzles of chocolate sauce and caramel.

We both loved it! I’m SUPER happy I used the liner since clean-up might require a decently given soak.

 

-crock on!

 

Here’s the page I got the initial recipe from:

http://www.recipe-diaries.com/2013/05/29/heaven-in-a-crockpot/