Last night I had no plans to make a desert. But of course about 20 minutes post dinner my Maddy hollered, “what’s for desert?” Quick think, what is for desert? I knew I could not pass off a yogurt with granola again; and we were running pretty low on groceries as I am on a clean out kick. We have apples! There are ton’s of things to do with them!
How about we try a apple pie… deconstructed! I know I have been watching too many cooking shows lately! Deconstruct this, deconstruct that! But really it can be a great method for the home cook!
Deconstructed Apple Pie (serving 2)
- 1 large tart apple
- 2 TBLS butter
- 2 TBLS sugar
- vanilla extract
Peel and core apple, cut into 1 inch chunks. In a sauce pan heat up butter, add apples, sprinkle with 2 TBLS sugar, a shake of cinnamon and a dash of vanilla. Cook on a medium heat covered for 5 minutes. Uncover and allow the sauce to thicken.
Here’s where you can get creative. I used left over pie dough from another recipe, lay down some whipped cream, top with apples and add your cooked pie dough.
If you don’t have pie dough take 2 pieces of good white bread, butter them and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on them. Broil the bread till it is cooked (keep a good eye on it as the sugar will burn quickly). Cut the bread into triangles and plate with whipped cream and apples.
It is lick your plate yummy!
Candis aka West