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Two Peas and Their Pod: Apple Crisp with Cinnamon Ice Cream

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Apple Crisp with Cinnamon Ice Cream

Exciting news, as most of you probably know, the United States of America has elected Barack Obama to be the next president!! We stayed up late last night watching the results. What an exciting election!! We are looking forward to having Obama as our leader.

Yesterday I shared my pumpkin cake recip
e, if you aren't satisfied with having that for Thanksgiving dessert, give this one a try: apple crisp with cinnamon ice cream!

I love apple desserts and the topping on this crisp is most excellent. I used Granny Smith and Fuji apples because they are my favorite, but use whatever variety you like. I am sure Honeycrisp would be fabulous!! The topping has the perfect texture, nice and crispy, with loads of cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and of course the butter helps with the flavor too!

The crisp is great standing alone but why not give it a friend??? I made David Lebovitz's Cinnamon Ice Cream and it was the perfect companion for the apple crisp. The cinnamon flavor wasn't overpowering. It tasted phenomenal melting over the warm apple crisp! I recommend you making the ice cream to go with!

Apple Crisp

(Print Recipe)

12 Tablespoons all purpose flour
½ cup packed light brown sugar
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 cup old fashion oats

5 Granny Smith apples
5 Fuji apples
Juice from one lemon
¼ cup sugar
Extra cinnamon for sprinkling

For the topping:

Place flour, sugars, spices, salt in a food processor and pulse to combine. Add the butter and pulse ten times, about four seconds for each pulse. The mixture will look like dry sand at first, then it will have large lumps of butter, then like course corn meal.

Remove from the food processor and pour into a bowl. Stir in the oats until well mixed. Refrigerate the topping for at least 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

For the Filling:

Peel, quarter, and cute the apples into one inch chunks. You should have about six cups.

Toss the apples with the lemon juice, sugar, and sprinkle them with extra cinnamon if you wish. Scrape the fruit mixture into a 9 by 13 baking dish.

Distribute the topping evenly over the apples. Bake for 45 minutes or until the fruit is bubbling and the topping turns deep golden brown. Make sure the apples are tender. Serve warm and with ice cream!

Cinnamon Ice Cream

(Print Recipe)

Adapted from The Perfect Scoop

1 cup whole milk
¾ cup sugar
Pinch of salt
10 cinnamon sticks, broken up
2 cups heavy cream
5 large egg yolks

Warm the milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon sticks and 1 cup of cream in a medium saucepan. Once warm, cover, remove from heat, and let steep at room temperature for one hour.

Rewarm the cinnamon milk mixture. Remove the sticks with a slotted spoon and discard them. Pour the remaining cup of cream into a large bowl and set a mesh strainer on top.

In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks. Slowly pour the warm mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly, then put the egg yolk mixture back into the pan.

Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat with a heatproof spatula or wooden spoon. Scraping the bottom as you stir. Stir until the mixture is thick and coats the back of the spoon. About ten minutes. Pour the custard through the strainer and into the cream.

Chill mixture overnight and then freeze in an ice cream maker, using the manufacturer’s instructions.

Josh had a sampler of all of the desserts!!
He couldn't decide on just one!

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Blogger Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Mmmmm apple crisp. Mmmm cinnamon ice cream. I love fall. Thanks for putting this combo together.

7:00 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

All of these look so yummy! I have made Dorie's cinnamon ice cream and I wonder how this one would compare. I am excited about our president as well!

7:15 AM  
Blogger Finla said...

Just beautiful and delicius.

7:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apple crisps just screams fall! Looks delicious

7:25 AM  
Blogger Joanna said...

i would definetly take one of each as well! they all look like terrific desserts and they compliment each other nicely.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Mmm, cinnamon ice cream is da bomb!! i need an ice cream maker!!! good thing xmas is coming up :)

8:06 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

I will take one of those dessert sampler plates. Al the recipes sound and look fantastic!

8:08 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

Look at your with all of your fun desserts! I am coming over tonight ;) So yummy! I love all crisps!

8:25 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

This will be a great way to celebrate what was a happy election outcome in my house. (But I would think it would also be a great way to make yourself feel better if you weren't happy with the outcome?) Because we can all agree on cinnamon ice cream -- its the ultimate bipartisan dessert! I thought that both men carried themselves with class last night.

8:27 AM  
Blogger RecipeGirl said...

Mmmm... cinnamon ice cream is my FAVORITE!!

8:33 AM  
Blogger Cakebrain said...

This is such a heartwarming dessert! I especially love the idea of warm crisp contrasting the cold cinnamon ice cream! It looks so good!

8:47 AM  
Blogger Maria♥ said...

History has been made and I'm from the UK but am excited about Obama. He has a huge following all over the world!

Maria, you always make the most delicious treats. That Apple Crisps with Cinnamon Ice Cream is just heaven on a plate!


8:54 AM  
Blogger PG CakeCraft said...

Hi Maria, i'm so happy for u that Barrack Obama has been elected to be the next president of USA.
ur desserts look so yummy esp the cinnamon ice cream.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

I really want to make this. I love cinnamon ice cream and pairing it with an apple crisp is divine!

8:59 AM  
Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Apple Crisp with Cinnamon ice cream?!?!??!! Too sensational for proper articulation.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

How I really wish I had a big plate full of everything right now!!

9:08 AM  
Blogger Stacey Snacks said...

You're killin' me with all these fabulous desserts!!!!!!!

9:56 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

yum! this looks like a delicious combo! i love the cinnamon ice cream! yay obama :)

9:57 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

I love making ice cream! I will give this cinnamon one a try for sure!

10:29 AM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

You've outdone yourself. Wonderful combinations and your pictures are gorgeous.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

What a perfect combination to pair the crisp with cinnamon ice cream!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Deepthi Shankar said...

wow .. what a delight to have those

11:03 AM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh wow!!!! Treats galore. Looks yummolicious!!!!!

11:54 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

I just love the ice cream. Don't get me wrong everything else is so good too, but cinnamon ice cream really steals my heart. Some of that ice cream with caramel sauce...ohhhh

3:27 PM  
Blogger Manggy said...

Whoa, a fall dessert trilogy! I don't think I would have been able to decide either!

5:45 PM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

What a fantastic fall dessert. It looks so delicious.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Can I come over for dessert?! I love the fall theme.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Was going to try Dorie's version, but now I can't decide. I don't blame Josh; everything looks too good to have to choose one.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Oh my...THIS I'm going to have to try!!


10:07 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Ok, here's a sad story for you. I simultaneously discovered my love of cinnamon ice cream and a late onset of lactose intolerance, seemingly specific to rich ice cream. Argggghhh!

Since then, it's been cinnamon ice cream IN MY FACE. At restaurants: Would you like to try our house special of cinnamon ice cream? At the grocery store: Can I help you reach that carton of cinnamon ice cream I see you yearning for?

Dang it. Just picked up some lactose digestive aid (aka lactaid) and will be experimenting over the weekend. Wish me luck.

11:05 PM  
Blogger Vera said...

Impressive dessert, Maria! I'm not a big fan of pumpkin pie myself :)

11:35 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

mmm... looks delicious... congratulations to the americans for a job well done... i envy your country for having elected a new leader, hope next year, ours will be able to do just that... change... :)

3:56 AM  
Blogger Veronica said...

Oh I looove apple crisp! I'll bet it's really tasty with cinnamon ice cream. I have an ice cream maker, but I've actually never made my own ice cream! I've got to try.

4:53 AM  
Blogger Ali said...

yum, that looks awesome!! Cinnamon ice cream sounds perfect to go with a warm crisp.

Thanks for dropping by my site! I hope you come back sometime :o)

5:15 AM  
Blogger The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I must try your cinnamon ice cream recipe. I love making cinnamon ice cream with apple desserts, but the recipes I've come up with so far haven't been the best. Thanks for a new idea.

6:25 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

Looks delicious! I see why he had a scoop of everything!

8:36 AM  
Blogger grace said...

topping one of my favorite desserts with cinnamon ice cream is really unfair to my hips and thighs. there's absolutely no way i'd be able to resist many, many portions of this. :)

8:46 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

It’s been very exciting Maria watching on the BBC news here in the U.K. on the election. History has been made in America.

Wonderful apple crisp and yummy cinnamon ice cream mmmmm

Rosie x

3:11 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Yay for Obama! We're excited too. Your desserts are also exciting...I love apple crisp, it reminds me of my childhood.

10:44 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

i wouldn't be able to choose, either! those all look so delicious

10:36 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I made this cinnamon ice cream from David's book a few weeks ago and man was is good!

7:20 AM  

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