Fried Apples with Bourbon Sauce
I "invented" this recipe last night using ingredients that were around the kitchen
2 Large Apples (1 Sweet, 1 tart) peeled, cored, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 C Chopped Nuts (I used Hickory Nuts but pecans, walnuts etc would work)
1/3 C Maple Syrup
1/3 C Apple Juice
1/3 C Buffalo Trace Bourbon
1 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (Or Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice combo)
1 Muffin (I used an apple muffin) Split and toasted
2 Buffalo Trace Bourbon Balls
2 Scoops Ice Cream: I used Valentine's Bourbon Ball, but Vanilla would work
Melt Butter over Medium High until bubbly. Add nuts, apples, spcie andsaute with agitation until apples are softened and browned, about 3 minutes.
Add apple juice, maple syrup and allow to reduce by 1/2 on Medium Heat, about 3 minutes.
(I like my apples firm. Cook longer for tender apples)
Off the heat, add bourbon and mix. (Flambe, if you like, but be careful)
Return to heat until reduced again, about 1 minute.
Place a half muffin in a dessert bowl. Add ice cream and spoon apple/nut mixture over the top. Place bourbon ball in center.
Serve Immediately, if not sooner.
Makes 2 servings.
Calories can be reduced using Light Ice Cream, Sugar Free Maple Syrup and low fat Angel Food Cake and 1/2 sugar fruit juice, but I can't think of good reason to do that.