Glazed apples with sticky maple walnuts and vanilla bean ice cream
( SERVES 2 )
Photo by Fiona Anderson
If you feel like a sweet treat to finish a hard day glazed apples basically give you everything you love about apple tart tartin but without all that pastry. Most of us have a couple of apples on hand and they only take five minutes to make. The maple walnuts add a gorgeous texture and along with the ice cream, turn a humble apple into something else!
|2 medium||Granny Smith apples, peeled, quartered and cored|
|½ cup||Caster sugar|
|25 g||Unsalted butter|
|1 tub||Vanilla ice cream, choose a good quality|
Sticky maple walnuts
- Heat a medium sized frying pan over a medium to high heat. Place apples and caster sugar into the pan and cook until sugar starts to darken and caramelise.
- Add butter and toss together with apples to combine. Continue to cook for a further 5 minutes, tossing often and adding a dash of water from time to time to prevent caramel from catching and burning.
- When apples are just cooked and tender, divide between 2 bowls and serve with sticky maple walnuts and vanilla bean ice cream.
- To make the sticky maple walnuts, Place maple syrup and walnuts into a small pot and bring to the boil over a medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
Sticky maple walnuts are best when made ahead of time to increase stickiness and flavour.