7 June, 2015
As some of you may know, I love peaches. Peach anything: peach drinks, peach soap, (yes, I own peach soap), peach-colored things, and, above all, peach sweets! I found a recipe for peach “dumplings” and they looked amazing, so, naturally, I had to try my hand at making them.
My summer co-op has me blogging for a natural beauty blog, which has very strict guidelines for their definition of the word “healthy.” Me, I side more with the words “indulgent” and “scrumptious.” What can I say, I know what I like. Given my two favorite food-related adjectives, it really isn’t a wonder why I exercise so much, either.
This recipe is definitely more under my umbrella than theirs, so it’s a nice break for me after trying gallons of “hyper-healthy” smoothies of my own creation (which, I should note, definitely were pretty yummy, but I like my sweets).
This recipe is pretty simple. Here’s what you’ll need:
2 whole large peaches
2, 8oz cans of crescent rolls
2 sticks of butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups orange juice
Cinnamon to taste
1 oven, preheated to 350 degrees F
First, you’re going to have to wash, peel, and cut the peaches. I highly recommend peeling the peaches prior to slicing them. I also recommend buying free-stone peaches, if you can (I didn’t by accident, this time, and I mangled the first peach a bit before I finally figured out how to free the meat from the pit. In my defense, I was also pretty tired while I was making these).
Cut each peach into 8 slices and roll each slice into a strip of crescent roll dough and place in a 9×13 buttered pan.
In a bowl, melt the butter and add the sugar; barely stir it. Add vanilla to the mixture and stir it normally. Pour the mixture over the dumplings and pour orange juice around the edge of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake for 40 minutes.
I should say, as a nota bene to my readers: make sure you have all of your ingredients before beginning a recipe, especially if that recipe involves melting butter. I was short a half cup of sugar and had to keep butter melted in the microwave while my friends came to my rescue.
I recommend serving this treat with some ice cream and spooning some of the sweet syrup over the top. Deeeee-lish!