Sunday, June 19, 2011

Peach Enchiladas

If you like peach enchiladas and getting caught in the pina coladas here but I can offer you a can of Mountain Dew. You'll need it when you prepare this dish. Strange? I know. I thought so, too. The name of this recipe and the addition of Mountain Dew really caught my attention when I read this on the Southern Living web site. This recipe also appears in the July 2011 issue of Southern Living. Trust the recipe and the Dew; it will all work out just fine. Because it's peach season here, I used them. But, I think you could substitute apples, too. Either way, it's a fun dish to make.

Peach Enchiladas

2 (8-oz.) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
2 pounds fresh, firm, ripe peaches, peeled and quartered (4 large)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (12-oz.) can citrus-flavored soft drink

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Unroll crescent rolls; separate into triangles. Place 1 peach quarter on wide end of each triangle; roll up triangles around peaches, starting at wide end. Place, point sides down, in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan.

2. Stir together sugar, butter, and cinnamon, and drizzle over rolls; pour soft drink over rolls.

3. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

Note: For citrus-flavored soft drink, we tested with Mountain Dew.

I picked four firm peaches for this dessert since they would be cooked for 45 minutes. Normally, I like a softer peach whenever I'm eating fruit. I like them sweet and messy with the juices running down my arm while I'm eating them.

This was the hardest part of the recipe, quartering the peaches. Peel and quarter four peaches.

Place one of the peach quarters at the large end of the crescent roll.

Roll up completely and place point side down in a lightly sprayed baking dish.

Peaches in a blanket

Stir together two sticks of melted butter, the sugar and cinnamon. I actually used two sticks of margarine and it worked out well. Please forgive me for cutting corners every now and then.

Pour the sugar mixture over the wrapped peaches.

Now, here's the clincher. Pour an entire can of Mountain Dew over the wrapped peaches. I don't know why but I just did as I was told.

I placed the dish in the oven with the mixture just fizzing away.

I adjusted my baking time from the original recipe. I saw it was getting a little dark at the 35-minute mark so I turned off the heat and let the dish sit in the cooling oven for about 5 minutes. Then, I removed the dish from the oven and let it cool for another two hours before serving. However, this is one of those versatile dishes that can be served warm, room temp and cold.

These are reminiscent of peach cobbler or turnovers but I think I prefer these to those two. I liked the crusty edges of the crescent rolls and the way the peaches held up in baking. The butter mixture and Mt. Dew blended together to form a nice sweet syrup in the bottom of the dish that can be spooned on top. These enchiladas would be perfect served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  


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  1. These look really good and I've never heard of adding Mountain Dew to a recipe. I bet they were delicious!

    1. I made these for a church luncheon and used Splenda instead of sugar. They were gone before the luncheon got started good. They are absolutely delicious.

  2. This looks like Pioneer Woman's apple dumplings. So yummy! I love the idea of I can alot of peaches in the summer. Great use for them :) Thanks,

  3. I have this recipe, too! A friend of mine got it several years back from a road-side peach stand in South Carolina. The Dew does seem odd, but I can back you up in saying that it's good!

  4. Delish! I love fresh peaches. I think these would be a yummy dessert, possibly this week in our house!!

  5. This is so interesting. I've never heard of such a thing, but it looks delicious!!! A wonderful breakfast I think my kids would adore!

  6. An award for you,

  7. I have a very similar recipe on my blog, but mine uses apples. It's a family favorite. I think I'm going to try your version with peaches tonight though!

  8. They look so good, I'm not going to puzzle myself over the Mountain Dew...'Just gonna Dew it!

    Congrats on your award at ServedUpWithLove :)

  9. This looks so good! Would you come over to my link party and share your recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday?
    I hope to see you there!

  10. I saw these on Sweets for a Saturday and was super excited because I just bought 5 pounds of peaches. I didn't have Mt. Dew so I made a simple syrup with water, sugar, lime juice, and lemon juice. Made them this afternoon and they were fabulous! We ate about 6 of them right out of the oven! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Stunning shots, lovely recipe here! It looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  12. Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back and visit us tomorrow.
    Thanks again.
    I hope to see you there!

  13. Hi there! I wanted to let you know I featured you today on my blog Sugar Blossoms. Stop by and check it out!


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