Celiac.com 10/20/2018 - All the flavor of vanilla ice cream melting into the warm orchard-fresh apple pie, but more quickly, with less sugar and fat? Yes, please! This easy to make dessert is a perfect substitute for cobbler, and much quicker and easier than pie.And yes, it tastes like vanilla ice cream melting into apple pie!
- 5 Gala or Granny Smith apples (about 2½ pounds)
- 1 vanilla bean or 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup whipping cream
- 3 egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ¼ cup sparkling wine, like Prosecco or cheap Champagne
Peel and core the apples. Cut each into 12 wedges. Set aside.
Melt butter in a 12-inch broiler-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape the seeds into the skillet, and add the bean, as well.
Add apples; sprinkle with a generous pinch of salt.
Cook, stirring occasionally, 10 to 15 minutes or until apples are deeply golden and tender.
Remove vanilla bean.
Meanwhile, heat broiler. In a medium bowl, whip cream to soft peaks. Keep chilled.
Heat 1 inch of water in bottom of a double boiler; bring just to a simmer.
In top of double boiler, whisk together egg yolks, sugar and a pinch of salt; add wine and whisk continuously about 3 to 5 minutes until mixture is thickened and has doubled in volume. DO NOT BOIL!
Remove from heat; whisk 1 minute to set and put aside to cool.
Fold in whipped cream until just combined.
Spoon cream mixture over apples in the skillet.
Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until topping begins to turn golden.