Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sister in Seattle: Let's make Apple Pie Ice cream

So this past week I was a bit MIA because I went to Seattle! My sister moved out there in 2008 and so the past two years I have made a trip out there Columbus Day Weekend to visit her. No, we aren't the biggest fans of good ole Christopher and his Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria.... its because she gets off that day, and its one less day of vacation she needs to take. Right before I flew out, I had found this recipe for Apple Pie Ice cream and thought this would be perfect.... I don't need to make ice cream for myself, and I could convince her and her boyfriend that we should make it there. So that's what we did! Before I get to far, lets meet the players of this weekend:

This would be my sister, her boyfriend, and the dog... his name is Henry. All of these people (um... and dogs) would play a role in this ice cream business.

I found the recipe online... and Sissy Poo and I got started!

First we toasted some oatmeal cookie crumbs.

While P-Sis fried the apples.

I made the ice cream base.

And poured it into the machine.

Sissy P then toasted the walnuts.

When Sissy Poo's BF had the idea that we should grind down the apples. From previous experience, we knew berries and such get very hard in the ice cream, so we were hoping this would solve that solution.

And we poured it all together.... and a little bit hit Henry.

O Henry!

And then he got wiped down by his mommy. Poor Henry.

The end result- it was good, but probably could have used a bit more sugar goodness to it. Next time, we'll ad more caramel sauce... but we were trying to get it into the freezer as it seemed to be melting.

And here is the recipe, which was found here.

8 oatmeal cookies, crushed

2 tablespoons melted butter, divided

2 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced

3 tablespoons white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 cups whipping cream

1 1/2 cups half and half

1 cup white sugar

3 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts

1/4 cup dulce de leche or caramel ice cream topping (we used caramel).

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Mix the crushed cookies with 1 tablespoon of melted butter, and press onto a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes, then remove, allow to cool completely, then crumble.
  3. Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of 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 allow to cool completely.
  4. Combine cream, half and half, 1 cup sugar, eggs, vanilla, and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon in a large bowl; mix to blend well. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.
  5. When the ice cream has finished, stir in the crumbled cookie, caramelized apples, and walnuts. Add the dulce de leche by the teaspoon while stirring to evenly distribute.

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