Friday, September 14, 2007

Apple Crisp with Maple Cream Sauce

(sorry about the pic- not great but tasted good :)


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....

2 comments:

Stie: My Favorite Things September 15, 2007 at 3:18 PM  

I have thought the same thing about doing her peach crisp with apples and making the sauce. Glad it was good. Might be trying that one soon...

Stie: My Favorite Things September 15, 2007 at 3:19 PM  

P.S. If I keep making your recipes I am going to weigh like 400 pounds. But don't stop. Girlfriend likes herself some good food.

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