It’s September, so it’s time to say goodbye to fresh berries and welcome in apples and pears. By the time the summer is over, I’m ready to switch over to the next seasons produce so I have no problem moving into fall and winter. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like winter, but I have no problem eating the fresh vegetables and fruit that it produces. Since we are in the apple season, I thought it would be super cool to make some single serving Baked Apple Pie Cobblers with a Brandy Caramel Recipe. I like the idea of a single serving because then it stops me from eating entire pies, which is a good thing!
Next month I’m heading to Miami for the ICFF show where I’ll be demoing this Baked Apple Pie Cobblers with Brandy Caramel Recipe on the incredible Franke Chef Center Sink in front of a few hundred people who walk by. I have an amazing partnership with Franke Kitchen Systems and absolutely love using their wonderful products that help me create delicious dishes for my friends and family. The chef center is loaded with a compostable bin, cutting board, colander, roller mat, and dish drain system for an all-in-one all-you-need kitchen sink for creating and cleaning up recipe prep. While I don’t have the Franke Chef Center in my home, I do have the Franke farmhouse sink with gooseneck faucet, which includes a water purifier faucet and pot filler – my absolute favorite. I’ve been thinking of building a studio, so maybe then I’ll be lucky enough to get a Franke Chef Center installed, but for now I get to use it at quite a few kitchen and bath shows across the country – which is awesome.
While I demo recipes at these kitchen and bath shows, I often get asked if the recipe is on my website. Well, this time it is DEFINITELY on there for all to see how I created it, and with the help of my Franke products. We usually have a really great time at these shows and I love being able to get the crowd involved in helping me make the recipes. I usually have them whip cream for me, or stir something else, but regardless, the interactions are awesome and I love being able to expose them to the Franke Chef Center.
These baked apple pie cobblers are really easy to make. You can absolutely use your favorite apples in this recipe, and I recommend using a combo of sweet and sour like braeburn and granny smith, just to get a nice balance of flavors. You want to cut off the tops of the apples and then scoop out the insides, making sure to discard the seeds and not go too close to the outside peel, or else they will tear. Once you’ve scooped out the apples, you then want to cook the apples in some butter, sugar and cinnamon until they are tender. You don’t want to over cook them as they still need to cook in the oven for 40 minutes or so. Be mindful not too cook too long!
Then, stuff the hollowed-out apples with the cooked ones and make a really simple almond meal streusel to go over top. Almonds and apples go really well together, so I figured why not make that the streusel! Make the streusel by cutting some butter along with some flour, almond meal flour and brown sugar. Once the butter is the size of rice then you are good to go and top off the apples. From there bake them in the oven at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes or until the streusel on top is lightly browned.
While the apples are baking in the oven, this is perfect time to make the apple brandy caramel. I literally have the easiest caramel recipe of all time and it consists of brown sugar, butter and heavy whipping cream – that is it. There is enough fat in there to make sure the sugar doesn’t burn and dang, is it rich and delicious. Once the caramel is done and smooth, pour in a little brandy and you are good! Top the baked apples of with some ice cream and caramel and enjoy yourself!!
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Baked Apple Pie Cobblers with Brandy Caramel Recipe
For the Apples:
- 7 assorted apples washed and tops cut off
- juice of 1 lemon
- 2 ounces of unsalted butter + 1 stick
- ¼ cup of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
- ½ cup of almond meal flour
- 2/3 cup of packed light brown sugar
- vanilla ice cream
For the Caramel:
- 1 cup of packed light brown sugar
- 1 stick of unsalted butter
- ¼ cup of heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons of apple brandy
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Scoop the insides of the apple out take care to not go through the skin and removing the seeds. Set aside.
Place 2 ounces of butter in a medium size pan over medium-low heat and add in the scooped-out apple pieces. Add in the juice of ½ lemon, sugar and cinnamon and cook for 4 to 6 minutes or just until tender.
Evenly add the cooked apples to the inside of the hollowed apples and set aside.
In a medium size bowl add in the stick of butter, flour, almond meal and brown sugar and cut together using a pastry knife until the butter is the size of rice.
Evenly top off each apple with the almond streusel.
Place the apples in a baking dish and bake at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes or until the streusel on top is lightly browned.
While the apples are baking whisk together the brown sugar, butter, and heavy whipping cream in a medium size pot over low heat until is melted and smooth.
Remove the caramel from the burner and finish by whisking the caramel.
Top each apple off with ice cream and caramel.