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Apple Caramel Ice Cream Topping

by Marcus Castiglione

With apple picking season at its peak, you may have so many apples and don’t know what to do with them! Instead of making apple pie again, or just eating another plain apple, try this sweet and simple recipe. This apple caramel ice cream topping will have you using the rest of your apples to make this sweet treat over and over again.

For this recipe, you will need:

-2 Granny Smith apples

-1 cup of brown sugar

-1 stick of butter

-½ cup of heavy cream

Begin by washing your apples. For the sake of my sanity, please do not wash them using soap. Just a good rinse will do. I am begging you, no soap. You will get sick.

Cut your apples into four sections around the core.

Cut each section horizontally, and then vertically. Your apples should end up in little cubes.

Congratulations! You’ve now learned how to dice. Dicing is an essential cutting technique used in both baking and cooking, mainly cooking though. It takes a while to perfect this technique, so if your apples end up looking a little wonky, it’s perfectly okay!

After dicing your apples, take a chunk of butter from your fridge, preferably unsalted, and put it in your pan. Turn the stove on medium heat, and maneuver the pan around so the butter coats the entire pan. Add your apples into the pan and stir them for 5 minutes or until golden brown.

Turn the heat down and take your diced apples out of the pan. You can put them in a bowl but keep them close by because you’ll need them soon! Next, you will put in your 1 stick of butter. As the butter melts, mix the sugar in ¼ cup at a time with a spatula.

Once the sugar is dissolved add the heavy cream and let it cook until it bubbles and add your apples back into the pan. It will take the heavy cream about a minute or two for it to begin to bubble.

Mix the apples in the sauce on low heat until they are all covered or until you’re satisfied.

Once done, you can store this ice cream topping in the fridge until you use it.

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