Monday, October 24, 2016

Fried Apple Sundaes with Dulce De Leche

I love fall baking with pumpkins and apples but we've had a week of warmer temperatures here which has prompted me to change up my dessert strategy a bit... last week, pumpkin ice cream, and now, delicious vanilla ice cream topped with apples sauteed (they're really not "fried" but close enough) in cinnamon and sugar, and then capped off with a dollop of homemade dulce de leche. Glorious.

I make dulce de leche in my Instant Pot. There are other methods (stove top, crock pot) that are well documented on the web, so google those if you've never made it and don't have an Instant Pot. Or just get an Instant Pot so you can have dulce de leche at the ready. You want to avoid dulce de leche emergencies at any cost.

But back to the sundaes. You'll love the way the ice cream gets melty under the fried apples, and the way the cinnamon sugar sauce complements the dulce de leche. Believe me, you'll love everything about this dessert. And bonus, it's SUPER EASY.

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Fried Apple Sundaes with Dulce De Leche

Dulce De Leche:
1 can sweetened condensed milk

2 cups chopped apples (no need to peel)
1 Tbsp. butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
Vanilla ice cream

For the dulce de leche, pour the can of sweetened condensed milk into a glass pint jar. Put on the cap and the ring. Place the jar on the trivet in the Instant Pot. Add about 12 cups of water to the pot; the water should come up about half way on your pint jar. Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook, manual, for 35 minutes. When complete, release the pressure immediately. Carefully remove the jar (it is hot!) and let cool for 15 minutes. Carefully remove the top and then stir vigorously with a spoon to combine.

For the apples, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. When sizzling, add the apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and stir well to coat. Cook the apples for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently.

Scoop ice cream into six dessert dishes. Divide the apple mixture and sauce over the ice cream, then top with a dollop of dulce de leche. Serves 6.

1 comment:

  1. Love the idea of having dulce de leche on hand - I need to try your recipe! Your Fried Apple Sundaes look delicious, Sara, and so seasonal too! Thank you for being a part of Hearth and Sou.


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