I’m not going to lie; I’m not a dessert fan. You can probably tell by my blog since this is the first recipe I have posted, and although easy to do, it certainly is not chef mastery by any means. I used to work at a candy store in high school. The smell of chocolate reminds me of early mornings dipping fruits and other candies, while customers clamored around the counter making demands for quicker service. I have never met a french fry or a nacho (vegan of course) I didn’t like, so I would characterize myself as having a savory palate. My husband, on the other hand, is a sugar fanatic. I find candy wrappers in his clothes when I do laundry; they are in the car, and pretty much everywhere. The poor man married me, but the up side is he isn’t fat. This dessert is partially my daughter’s, as she brought the vegan caramel and won’t give up the recipe Fitastic Vegan Life (her blog), but I can tell you the rest……..
Did you know crescent rolls are vegan? Yep; they are. If Peta says they are, trust me, they are.
1 can crescent rolls
2 tart apples; I used Honey Crisp apples; cored and skinned, chopped into bit sized chunks
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
Vegan caramel (my daughter’s secret recipe, but there are easy one online made from dates)
- Pre-heat oven to 375.
- Line a cookie sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper
- Separate the crescent rolls and lay them flat on the cookie sheet
- Using a spoon, put a dab or two of caramel along the length of each crescent dough triangle
- Core, and peel apples. Chop into bite sized pieces and place into a bowl
- Put lemon juice on immediately; use your hands to toss apples in juice
- Then add cinnamon, and brown sugar. The lemon juice will help the sugar and cinnamon stick to the apples without needing butter or another fat source.
- Put a small amount of apples on top of the caramel, and roll the crescent roll, turning slowly and pinching the edges to keep the apple mixture inside.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until brown on top.
- Take out of oven and brush with caramel sauce. Serve
For those of you laughing that I posted this “culinary masterpieces” on my blog, I have to tell you, the family ate them ALL in one sitting. There were three of us for dinner that night. You can also put strawberries and dark chocolate inside the crescent, or raspberries and chocolate, or even raspberry preserves. If you are feeling a need for a little sweetness and want a quick fix, this will satisfy your craving.