We’re busy getting ready for Thanksgiving weekend around here. Fortunately we don’t have too much cooking to do as the big day’s festivities will be at my aunt’s house, but we do have a lot of things going on this weekend. So we’ll keep this short and sweet. We made this dessert a few weeks back for a friend’s fondue party. It’s a kind of apple pastry which we’re calling our Iced Apple Stack. It makes use of the Ice Syrup we ordered over the summer. Again, if you don’t have ice syrup, maple syrup will work just fine.
We followed this with another layer of apples and the cinnamon/sugar, but this time we omitted the ice syrup. Then we rolled out half a sheet of puff pastry and placed that over the apples in the springform.
We then covered both the top and bottom of the springform pan to catch the drippings, and placed the apple dish into a roasting pan. We then poured boiling water into the roaster until it came halfway up the sides of the springform.
We baked the apple stack for an hour and a half at 325F. Once done, we removed it from the oven, took off the top foil and let it rest for a bit. Then we released the sides of the pan, placed a plate over the top and flipped our pastry so that the bottom became the top.
I, however, was a little disappointed in it. I think it has all the makings of a great dessert, but the apple peels threw me. I think I might have enjoyed it more had we peeled the apples; although then we would lose the beautiful red and green look of the dish.
Mike agreed with me on that point – the peels did take away from the overall greatness. I took the leftovers to my parents’ house the next day and they said the same thing. The flavors were wonderful…the peels not so much.
So if we make this again, I think we’ll sacrifice beauty for flavor. As for the kids, they didn’t even want to try it. They’re not big fans of unpeeled apples. 😉 Maybe next time.
Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating this week! We’ll post the winners of our drawing tomorrow evening. If you want in the giveaway, make sure to drop by and leave a comment on that post before noon. Cheers!
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