Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Apple Pie Ice Cream
Warning: this is not healthy, this is not from my CSA, this is not quick and easy but it is SO good. It is decadent and such a hit I had to share!  You need an ice cream maker for this one. 
Apple Pie Ice Cream
6 oatmeal cookies, crushed (make your favorite kind)
1 Tbs melted butter, divided
2 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced into bite sized pieces (green apples like granny smith are the best for this)
3 Tbs white sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 1/2 cups whipping cream
2 cups half and half
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs yolks, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup dulce de leche or caramel ice cream topping
1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the apples, 3 tablespoons sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Cook until the apples have lightly browned, and the sugar has begun to caramelize, about 10 minutes. Remove from the pan, and chill.
2. Crumble cookies into bite sized pieces
3. Combine cream, half and half, and 1 cup sugar in medium saucepan.  Cook until mixture is hot about 6-8 minutes.  remove 1 cup of warm mixture and add egg yolks.  Stir and than add back to saucepan.  Cook over medium heat about 7-10 minutes until thickened but DO NOT BOIL or eggs will curdle.  When ready should coat back of spoon or about 160 degrees F. Pour into bowl.   Add vanilla 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and blend.  Allow to cool about 15 minutes than transfer to fridge and chill 3-4 hours until very cold.
4. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions
5. Place soft ice cream into container and transfer to freezer.  Freeze about 30 minutes.  If you add mix-ins right after removing machine ice cream may melt while you are mixing and get icy.
6. Mix in cookies and apples.
7. Place back in freezer and freeze another 20 minutes.
8. Now drizzle caramel over top of ice cream.  Using a knife fold in caramel by passing knife back and forth only once.
9. Freeze about 4 hours or longer.  If frozen longer may need to sit about 10 minutes before serving to soften some.
Servings: 8
Yield: Yield 1 quart
Tip my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe is from a website called Once Upon a Chef and I make the Oatmeal Pecan Cookies- yummy!

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