Pear and Apple Strudel

Pear and Apple Strudel

I feel like the pear fruit is a highly under rated fruit and why I decided to feature it in my recipe for Pear and Apple Strudel

Now let me preface this entire tutorial by saying, I know my recipe for making strudel is not a true Austrian Strudel Dough which gets stretched and pulled across the entire table so thin that you can read a newspaper through it!

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Apple Pie Recipe

Apple Pie

We all need a favorite Apple Pie Recipe.

It’s like one of the first things we ever make as budding bakers right?!

I have made so many versions of apple pie recipes over the course of my baking life so far.

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Caramel Apple Cobbler

Caramel Apple Cobbler

Caramel Apple Cobbler

Fall is right around the corner so lets give those pumpkin recipes a run for their money with all things APPLE!

Caramel Apple Cobbler to be exact!

Sweet cinnamon apples buried under loads of buttery, flaky cobbler topping served hot out of the oven!

Vanilla Ice Cream on top and drenched in caramel sauce!

I am totally obsessed with individual portions lately, so I decided to make my cobblers in the same ramekins that I make my creme brulee.

You can of course use a pie plate and just go family style with the entire recipe into one dish.

You will see in the video as well as the written instructions that I used a splash of Pinot Grigio (for the adults at my party) into each cobbler; but of course you can leave that out and replace with a splash of apple juice.

I have been told that my cobbler topping is more like a biscuit topping, and yes I will have to agree with that.

There are some folks who make cobbler with a more pourable topping? Like a pancake batter almost? But that to me is more like a clafoutis and not a cobbler.

This version / style is the only way I like to eat cobbler and I think you will agree once you taste it!


4.5 from 2 reviews
Caramel Apple Cobbler
 
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You can use your favorite store bought caramel or make a homemade caramel sauce click here
Serves: 4 - 8ounce ramekins or 1 9" Cobbler
Ingredients
  • For the apple filling:
  • Water ¾ cup (180ml)
  • Granulated Sugar ¼ cup (50g)
  • Ground Cinnamon 1 teaspoon (2g)
  • Granulated Sugar 2 Tablespoons (25g)
  • Cornstarch 3 tablespoons (30g)
  • Water 3 Tablespoons (45ml)
  • 4 - 5 Large Baking Apples of your choice *I use granny smith and fuji combined (approx 300g)
  • White Wine of choice or apple juice (6ounces)
  • For The Cobbler Topping:
  • Bread Flour 1½ cups (195g)
  • Granulated Sugar 2 Tablespoons (28g)
  • Salt ¼ teaspoon
  • Baking Powder 1 Tablespoon (14g)
  • Unsalted Butter COLD 2 Tablespoons (28g)
  • Cream (heavy or light cream is fine) 1 cup (237ml)
Instructions
  1. For the apple filling:
  2. Peel, Core and Slice apples to about ⅛" thick
  3. Boil the first 3 ingredients together
  4. Prepare a slurry with the other sugar , cornstarch and water
  5. Add the slurry to the boiling mixture and whisk continuously while it thickens.
  6. Add the apples and stir to coat, then divide between the baking ramekins
  7. Add the splash of wine or juice to each ramekin (or to the entire pie dish if you are making a family style)
  8. Prepare the cobbler topping by combining the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder together
  9. Add the diced or shaved cold butter
  10. Work the mixture through with your fingertips to a coarse meal consistency
  11. Add the heavy cream and combine gently to a fluffy dough
  12. Drop the cobbler topping onto the apples then sprinkle with *optional cinnamon sugar
  13. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for approximately 35 - 40 minutes or until the apple filling is bubbly and the cobbler is no longer raw when you lift a piece from the center
  14. Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce
Notes
Cobbler can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Refrigerate for longer storage up to 1 week
 

 

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Apple Tacos

Apple Tacos

Apple Tacos

Wait a minute! It’s not April Fools day!

But this new dessert for Apple Tacos sure can pass for a great prank!

I have to be honest when I took my first bite my mind wanted to taste real tacos, and for a split second I feel like I almost did!

But then came the sweet cinnamon apples and raspberry “tomatoes”.  That hefty portion of “guacamole” came through as a burst of Green Tea Ice Cream and oh wow what a combination!

Don’t forget the shredded cheese…. er..umm… I mean~ Shaved Chocolate!!

You seriously do not need much time or ingredients to pull off these whimsical little desserts!

Old El Paso makes the mini tortilla boats and pretty much everything else you probably already have in your pantry! (The link for the tortillas is for a visual, just so you know what to look for, I doubt anyone really wants to buy a case of them from amazon! LOL) I found them in the taco aisle in my local supermarket.

This can easily be made VEGAN simply by using a vegan ice cream and vegan white chocolate.


5.0 from 1 reviews
Apple Tacos
 
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For the apple filling I like to use granny smith. I feel that are the best cooking/baking apple and they are tart so the added sugar in recipes is not offensive
Serves: 12 Tacos
Ingredients
  • For the Apple FIlling:
  • Water ½ cup (120ml)
  • Granulated Sugar ¼ cup (50g)
  • Ground Cinnamon 1 teaspoon (2g)
  • Granulated Sugar 2 Tablespoons (25g)
  • Cornstarch 2 tablespoons (20g)
  • Water 2 Tablespoons (30ml)
  • Diced Apples peeled and cored 1½ cups (approximately 3 medium apples) (200g)
  • For the Tortillas:
  • 1 Package of 12 Mini Tortilla Boats
  • Cinnamon Sugar *as needed (you can just mix cinnamon with sugar to your liking)
  • For the Garnishes:
  • 1 cup Raspberries
  • 2 ounces white chocolate
  • 2 ouncescube fondant for glazing *or make a sugar glaze with confectioners sugar and water
  • 1 pint Green Tea Ice Cream
Instructions
  1. Boil the first 3 ingredients together
  2. Prepare a slurry with the other measure of sugar , cornstarch and the second measure of water
  3. Add the slurry to the boiling mixture and whisk continuously while it thickens.
  4. Add the diced apples and turn heat to medium-low, simmer for about 5 - 10 minutes until slightly tender to your liking.
  5. Meanwhile coat the tortilla boats with coconut oil spray (or any spray oil you prefer) then coat them with cinnamon sugar and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for approximately 5-8 minutes or to desired crispness
  6. Cool the apple filling completely before assembling the tacos as shown in the video tutorial!
  7. Have Fun!
Notes
Tacos can stay at room temperature for several hours without the ice cream of course! Nothing will go bad - the tortillas just may get soggy
 

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