Monday, December 07, 2009

Spiced appie pie with caramel sauce

This morning I was ready for baking - yesterday did some shopping, and thought I had everything, however, later noticed that I forgot oranges!!!
So my plans to make
Lebkuchen bars had to be postponed. Still remembered the recipe of spiced apple bars from Tuesdays with Dorie. I still made some changes so it turned out into a kind of spiced apple pie with caramel sauce. It is one of the most delicious apple pies I've tried and my addiction to spieces was satisfied!

What we need:

170 gr of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
100gr unsalted butter
200gr light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon dark rum
1 Granny Smith apple
a handful of raisins soaked in rum
a handful of chopped almonds

for the caramel sauce:

3 tablespoons heavy cream
70 gr of light brown sugar
2-1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter

What we have to do:

1. Mix all dry ingredients.
2. Melt the butter and mix in brown sugar. Remove from the heat, when it cools a bit, add eggs, vanilla extract, rasins soaked in rum and chopped almonds. Then start adding dry ingredients and mix it all. Finally add peeled and cubed apple.
3. Pre-heat the oven 180 C and place the batter into a buttered and floured baking tray. Bake for 20-25 min. Let it cool and then add pour the caramel sauce and after 15 min serve.
4. To cook caramel sauce, melt the butter and mix in the sugar. Then add cream and simmer for 5-6 minutes. Remember it is very hot, so resist the temptation to lick the spoon!!! Enjoy!!!
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2 comments:

  1. GREAT!!! dessert and the caramel sauce sounds WONDERFUL!!!
    I found your blog via FoodBlogs.com e-mail. I have become a follower, I love to share recipes and ideas. Come by and visit my blog maybe you can do the same.
    THANKS!!! Geri

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  2. The caramel sauce sounds wonderful and it can be used on so many desserts.

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