Some of the best desserts are those that appear to be much more complex than they actually are. This hot skillet of baked cherry cola dumplings is a prime example of that very thing.
They are simple and easy enough to put together to serve your family as an after dinner treat, but they are so completely amazing that they would be right at home as the main event dessert at any family gathering or dinner party.
These warm cherry almond dumplings look so pretty and fancy, but they couldn’t be easier to make.
In fact, the hardest part of making this recipe is letting the sizzling dumplings rest before scooping one out. Doing so allows the sweet juices in the pan to thicken into a rich cherry and almond syrup. Hoo boy.
These amazingly delicious dumplings are best when served warm, and don’t forget to spoon out some of that sauce from the bottom of the pan to drizzle over the top.
This dessert is fantastic when served with some vanilla ice cream. Whipped cream would be good too. Or you could do both, because we’re all friends here.
|Cherry Cola Dumpling Bake|| |
- 1 can crescent roll dough (8 rolls)
- 1 10oz jar Maraschino cherries, juice reserved
- ¾ stick butter (6 tablespoons), plus extra for pan
- ½ cup white sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup sliced almonds
- ½ cup Coca-Cola (can use cherry coke too!)
- Butter a 9-inch cast iron pan (can use cake pan). Preheat oven to 350F
- Separate crescent dough and roll 3-4 cherries into each one and arrange rolls in the prepared pan.
- In a small saucepan on low heat, melt the butter and add the sugar, stirring lightly. Add the vanilla and ⅓ cup of reserved cherry juice. Allow to cook a moment or two more until mixture is heated through, and then remove from heat and stir in the sliced almonds.
- Pour the mixture over the cherry rolls in the pan. Pour the Coca-Cola on the top and then bake for 30-40 minutes or until the dumplings are nice and golden. Allow to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes and then serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
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