How to make Apples with Spiced Caramel and Mascarpone

A rich and luxurious late night snack or a decadent finish to an elegant meal, the combination of apples and cream, caramel and spice make this recipe a sure winner. This recipe from the Washington Apple Commission uses the classic sugar and spice combination which easy to make and exquisite.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 35% cream 250 mL
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch cloves
  • 2 cups caramel squares
  • 1/4 cup Mascarpone cheese
  • 6 Washington Pink Lady apples

Method

  1. In saucepan, combine cream with cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. Simmer just until edges start to bubble.
  2. Remove from heat and let stand 30 minutes. Return to medium low heat and add caramels, stirring frequently until melted, about 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer caramel to oven-proof serving bowl. Spoon mascarpone in centre.
  4. Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven until caramel is bubbling and cheese begins to melt. Remove from oven and let sit 5 minutes before serving. Caramel will be very hot.

Quarter, core and cut apples into thick wedges. Serve with skewers and caramel.

PS: Whenever you work with caramel, be very careful and keep a bowl of ice cold water in case of burns.

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