Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sauteed Apples à la Mode + Giveaway Winner

So, who won the Hodgson Mill certificate that I offered as a giveaway last week???

Well, on Sunday morning at 8:05, I counted entries. I plugged numbers into Random.org's Sequence Generator, and out rolled #7. (Chris, of Nibble Me This, offered a great suggestion for capturing the results. But I don't use Firefox and I'm a Neoluddite technodolt, so we're still doing the cheap copy/paste method ... sorry!)

Random Sequence Generator
Here is your sequence:


And who is Seven, other than a character on "Star Trek: Voyager"???

The Domestic Diva - Mazal Tov!!!

I wish I had enough certificates to give to everyone, 'cause it would have been fun to play Santa! But alas ....

So now, on to the food!

I was in the mood for something apple pie-ish the other night, but didn't want the crust from a pie. I also didn't want to wait for something to bake; I needed immediate gratification.

So I essentially cooked up something reminiscent of a pie filling, and I plopped an incredibly generous scoop of butter pecan ice cream on top of it ... because I'm worth it!

In about 10 minutes - less time than it would have taken me to drive to the grocery store to get my fix - I was able to create a warm, fragrant, homemade dessert featuring beautiful fall apples in a rich caramel sauce.

Is there anything better on a chilly evening?

Sauteed Apples à la Mode

2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 Honeycrisp apples, cored, peeled, cut into 1/2" dice
1/2 cup caramel ice cream sauce
2 scoops butter pecan ice cream

In a medium skillet, melt the butter and the vanilla together over medium heat. Add the apples and stir to coat them with the butter. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, until the apples are just tender. Uncover the skillet and stir in the caramel sauce; cook for 1 minute.

Divide the apples among 2 serving dishes and top with the ice cream. Serve immediately.

Serves 2.


Unknown said...

LOVE the Star Trek reference :)
Apples, sauteed and topped with ice cream? Where do I sign up???

Congrats to The Domestic Diva on winning this great giveaway gift!!

Mary Sullivan Frasier said...

This made me so hungry that I just ate the last piece of apple pie from Turkey Day... and it's only 9 AM! LOL I'll definitely have to do this the next time I want the incredible flavor of apple pie without having to fuss with a pie crust! I know hubby will be just as happy with it!

Thanks, Mar!

Pat said...

Ironic....I just did a sauteed apple topping recently for a dessert I created. :-)

Candace said...

Congratulations to The Domestic Diva! Seven was my favorite character on that show. :)

I think apple topping on butter pecan ice cream must have been a fantastic combination. Yum!

Cranberry Morning said...

Looks simply fantastic, Mary. But did I hear you say you 'didn't want the crust from a pie???' I could hardly believe my ears. lol BUT, this does look delicious, and way quicker when the need strikes seriously urgently! :-)

Congratulations to the winner of the giveaway.

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