Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Caramel Apple Pie Topping and Vanilla Ice Cream
Only one more day until Thanksgiving and I can hardly wait. This week I have been sharing 'untraditional' pie recipes with you, I thought I would finish it off with this recipe. I love apple pie. If I am making a traditional apple pie, I always make this Apple Pie with Pecan Crumble. There are times though that I don't have time to make a homemade pie crust and a crumble topping. The other day I was craving apple pie but wanted a more simple solution. I came up with this caramel apple pie filling and we had it over ice cream and it was every bit as heavenly as an apple pie--without all of the headache and mess. Drizzle this all on top of vanilla ice cream, add some candied pecans and you have a dessert perfect for any holiday. Simply delicious!
7 apples, cored and sliced into thin pieces
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract
2 Tbls. corn starch
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbls. butter
Core and slice the apples. Add all of the ingredients into a large sauce pan. Bring the apples and sugar to a slow boil and boil for 5-8 minutes until apples are soft. With a slotted spoon, remove the apples and set aside in a bowl while you thicken the sauce. and continue to simmer sauce until thick. Add back in the apples to the pan and bring back up to a low boil. Boil for a couple more minutes. Remove apples from the stove and let cool slightly before you pour over ice cream. Top with candied nuts if you wish.