When I learned that the two ingredients for this month’s Dessert Challenge, hosted by Sheryl over at Lady Behind the Curtain, were apples and cinnamon, I knew that I wanted to try an idea that had been rolling around in my head for quite some time. I had been wondering if I could create the taste of apple pie in the Easy No-Machine Ice Cream. Since a mixer is used to make the ice cream, I have decided that No Churn Ice Cream is a better name for this ice cream recipe.
I combined the ice cream recipe ingredients, pie crust pieces and a cooked apple pie filling to make the ice cream. I served the ice cream on wedges of cinnamon-sugar pie crust and topped it with Butterscotch Sauce. Cinnamon Cream Sauce would be another good topping for this dessert.
My hubby enjoyed this very much. Of course, he had to say, “Wouldn’t it have been easier just to make an apple pie and top it with ice cream?” Sometimes, men just don’t understand cooks creative urges.
I used refrigerated pie crust to make this as I was concerned that my homemade pie crust would not hold up mixed in with the ice cream ingredients.
Use a can of purchased sweetened condensed milk or make it yourself. The le leche sweetened condensed milk sold in Hispanic grocery stores is usually less expensive than the Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
The only bad thing about this ice cream is that it is not as stable as most ice creams, so should be dished up just before serving. It is, therefore, difficult to get a really nice photo of this dessert even though it was very good.
Apple Pie No Churn Ice Cream
1 pkg. refrigerated pie crusts
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 t. cinnamon
1 pt. whipping cream
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 T. vanilla
4 apples, thinly sliced and slices cut into thirds (about 4 c.)
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 t .cinnamon
1/2 t. salt
2 T. white sugar
2 T. corn starch
Remove pie crusts from package and spread out on two foil-lined baking sheets. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle and spread over the pie crusts. Cut one pie crust into 8 wedges. Cut second pie crust in half and cut one of the halves into 4 wedges. Cut second half into 1-inch strips. Cut each strip into little wedge shapes. Bake according to package directions until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool. Place whipping cream in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes on high speed. Fold in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until well blended. Gently stir the mini pie crust wedges. Turn mixture into a 9x13-inch container, preferably with a cover. If no cover is available, use plastic wrap. Cover and place in the freezer for about 2 hours. Meanwhile combine apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Cook over medium-low heat until apples are very tender, 10-15 minutes, stirring often. Combine the white sugar and the corn starch. Stir into the apple mixture and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer until very thick, about 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Spoon apple mixture over the ice cream and stir until apple mixture is swirled through the ice cream mixture. Return to freezer and freeze until very firm, preferably overnight. To serve place a cinnamon/sugar pie crust wedge on a dessert plate and top with a square of ice cream. Top with a sauce if desired. Makes 12 generous servings.
Next month's ingredients are pumpkin and cream cheese. If you would like to join in the fun of the Dessert Challenge, just check out Sheryl's Dessert Challenge page.
To see what other bloggers have made with apples and cinnamon, check out the links below.
Friday, Sept. 12, 2013. A note of explanation. The linkup time for this party is limited. We I turned on my laptop yesterday, to do the linkup, my wonderful computer decided it was time to update itself, which it did for that whole time I had available to do the linkup. I had to leave home at 7 a.m. to have extensive dental work done which required the entire day. Therefore, my recipe is not part of the linkup below. Be sure to go check out some of the other blogger's recipes.
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