Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Warm Spiced Apples with nutty granola topping with ice cream aka Instant Apple crisp


Just a quick reminder, please do send in your Kid friendly dishes to Kid's Delight - What Kids love...for Summer! ENDS July 15th! 

For the 7th and final day to Group 1 of  BM #16 here is a perfect summer and fall dessert!
I tend to divert towards warm desserts even in summer. Warm desserts with cold ice creams are just to tempting and are nothing but heavenly to enjoy on warm or cool summer nights! My older son has taken after me and along with me enjoys these warm desserts.

So what can we put under these warm desserts? Warm brownies, warm chocolate cake, warm cookies all served with cold vanilla ice creams come under my favorite list. If any restaurant has this on their menu, we tend to order it along with 4 spoons. Since one person wont be able to finish the big piece of dessert which the restaurants serves, we all share it, trying to see who gobbles it up first!

But I am even partial to our warm Indian desserts and can't stop from mentioning warm jalebis with rabri, hot gulab jamuns with ice cream and many many more.

The best thing is when preparing the same at home, we are able to control the portion size and are able to make it in a healthier way, than we get at a restaurant.

Here is an easy and simple warm dessert which can be put together in under 1 hour if done by the stove top way. Warm cinnamony apples, topped with crunchy nutty granola on the side of ice cream. Aren't we having the best of both worlds?? Now I do consider this dessert healthy mind you! Apples, come on! whole fruit!!

I used brown sugar to sweetened the apples up, but you surely can try with a sweetener or eliminating it totally!



Ingredients:

4 good firm apples (baking apples or any apples if good, I used Galas)
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder

To serve: 1 tbsp crunchy granola with nuts (home made or store bought)
               1 scoop vanilla ice cream


Method:

Wash and peel the apples. Core and slice them thin.
You can either stew the apples on stove top or in the oven.
Mix the apple slices with the lemon juice, brown sugar and cinnamon powder

For Stove top: In a sauce pan, cover and cook until the apples are tender and cooked, stirring from time to time.
For Oven: Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Put apples in a oven proof dish, cover with a tin foil and cook until tender or cooked.

When cooked, remove from heat and cool to warm.
Serve topped with crunchy granola and cold ice cream on the side.
Enjoy!!!


Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight event here on my blog - What Kids love....for Summer

Check out what the other marathoners are cooking up in their kitchens here. 

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14 comments:

  1. That's quite interesting one Smitha..

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  2. Amazing looking spiced apples. Can't stop admiring ove it.

    Deepa

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  3. Yummy and intresting recipe.

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  4. Thats soo tempting and very quick delicious apple crisp.

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  5. Looks interesting and delicious :) HAppy to follow you, do visit mine if time permits:)http://youtoocancookindianfood.blogspot.in/

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  6. This is similar to any cobbler. How I would give anything to have a bowl of this.
    Love Ash.

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  7. wow, i can eat this right now. I am feeling hungry for this dessert now

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