With all of the cooking and baking that comes with the holiday season, we’ve got a great shortcut to a homemade classic. And you won’t believe what makes these so delicious: a lemon-lime soda bath. These apple dumplings are beyond easy to prepare and are guaranteed to please. A few store-bought ingredients coupled with pantry staples and bada-bing-bada-boom, you’ve got an absolutely delicious dessert to serve to guests.
Truly, the secret ingredient to knocking this dessert out of the park is one can of lemon-lime soda; it adds sweetness and moisture to the dumplings, but we don’t need to appreciate the chemistry of it all in order to understand that it’s a formula for success. Serve this warm from the oven topped with a scoop of cool vanilla ice cream. But don’t assume this is only for dessert! These dumplings could easily be served with brunch, topped with fresh fruit and served alongside eggs. Whatever excuse you need to make these is a good one!
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