So as mentioned here, I wanted to make The Pioneer Woman Cooks recipe for Peach Crisp with Maple Cream Sauce (doesn't the name alone sound good?). I bought the peaches this week. TWICE! But by tonight they had disappeared. I did however have lots of Granny Smith apples. So I thought I could make apple crisp and add the maple syrup sauce to it.
Here's what I did:
I had a box of apple crisp mix in my pantry (cheated on that part I know)
used to my apple peeler/corer from The Pampered Chef to slice/core/peel 6 apples
Made the crisp according to the box. Here's an easy recipe for apple crisp though (for all you non-cheaters out there).
Then I made the sauce:
Maple Cream Sauce-
1 1/2 c. whipping cream
5 Tbsp. maple syrup
3 Tbsp. light corn syrup
Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently (to prevent the sauce from burning or sticking to pan) until sauce is thickened and reduced by 1/3 (approx 20 mins)....Chill. Drizzle generously over crisp.
And I topped the apple crisp with the sauce. Voile. Superb. I still want to do the real version of this recipe. But this was good enough for tonight.
And as I was standing at the stovetop stirring (for 20 mins!), I realized why I love cooking. It can be quite creative. I love being able to take something, make it my own and present it to my family. It's in a way art....