I love warm apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I have a few wrinkly apples that I wanted to make into apple pie or tart but didn't want to heat up the oven and kitchen. The result is ice cream with apple pie flavor. When I mentioned the idea to my daughter, she suggested using graham crackers for the 'pie crust'. Brilliant! I love it.
Apple 'Pie' Ice Cream
2 fuji apples, diced
1 tablespoon butter
¼ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon or ground cinnamon
3 graham crackers, broken into chunks
1 recipe vanilla ice cream
- In a skillet, cook apples, butter and sugar until apples are soft, golden brown and caramelized. Transfer in one layer in a flat container. Put graham crackers in a ziploc bag. Store both apples and crackers in the freezer for 2 hours or until semi-frozen.
Vanilla Ice Cream from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz
Makes 1 quart
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
¼ cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pour 1 cup of the heavy cream into a medium saucepan and add the sugar and salt. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the saucepan and add the pod to the pan. Warm over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add the remaining 1 cup cream, the milk, and the vanilla extract. Chill in the refrigerator.
- When ready to churn, remove the vanilla bean, rinsing it and reserving it for another use, and then freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to manufaturer's instructions.