3/15/10

apple pie ice cream


Sometimes it really blows my mind that some people prefer smooth ice cream to chunky. I am not one of those people. I am one of those people that will order the ice cream filled with lots of stuff. (I think I've mentioned this before). When at the local ice cream stand I am that person scanning all the hand painted boards depicting all the flavors for the one that blatantly says "LOTS O' STUFF IN THIS FLAVOR" ice cream. My reasoning, (in case you care) is if you're going to have fattening ice cream (still fattening if it's smooth too) then why not go all out and have it with stuff in it. AND, (yes there's a part two), who doesn't love a little bit of extra texture and flavor with their ice cream base? Layers of flavor right? I know I need a little excitement in my 'there's gonna be junk in your trunk if you eat this ice cream so why not go all out'.
Latest creation of ice cream is an apple pie ice cream. Chunks of apple cooked in brown sugar then added to an ice cream base along with giant chunks of buttery cinnamon pie crust. Was it good? Yes, it was really good, really rich and flavorful so one would only need a little bit to satisfy an ice cream craving.

apple pie ice cream
by vanillasugarblog.com
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vanilla bean ice cream base
by david lebowitz (the ice cream master)

1 cup whole milk
A pinch of salt
3/4 cups sugar
1 vanilla bean
5 egg yolks
2 cups heavy cream
1 ts pure vanilla extract

Heat the milk, salt, and sugar in a saucepan. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape the seeds into the milk with the tip of a paring knife. Add the bean pod to the milk.
Stir together the egg yolks in a bowl and gradually add some of the warmed milk, stirring constantly as you pour. Pour the warmed yolks back into the saucepan.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom with a heat-resistant spatula until the custard thickens enough to coat the spatula. Strain the custard into the heavy cream. Rinse the vanilla bean and put it back into the custard and cream to continue steeping.

Chill thoroughly, then remove the vanilla bean and freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturers instructions. If you want to make the apple pie ice cream, this is where you would now add in the cooled sautéed apples and chunks of cinnamon pie crusts.

apple filling:
4-5 large Cortland or any other flavorful apples (I don’t recommend granny smith)
Fresh lemon juice
2 tb of butter
¼ or more of light brown sugar
Couple dashes of cinnamon

Peel and cut up apples into chunks. Toss apples with the fresh lemon juice in a ceramic bowl, set aside.
In a sauté pan melt the butter until bubbly (not brown), add in the brown sugar and let dissolve a bit, then add in the apples and let them cook down a bit—about 5 minutes while occasionally stirring. Recipe by dawn finicane. You don’t want to cook the apples thru, just soften them a bit. Cool completely before adding into ice cream

cinnamon pie crust chunks:
one (or two) pie dough recipe (use as much or as litle as you desire)
cinnamon-sugar

Take your favorite pie crust recipe and you can either bake this one of two ways. What I did was sprinkle the pie crust (generously) with cinnamon-sugar, then roll it up like a cigar. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough roll into ½ thick (or less) chunks. Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees until light brown and crispy. The second way is to not roll the pie dough, but sprinkle the dough with cinnamon-sugar and just bake in a pie plate or cookie sheet as you normally would any pie. Recipe by dawn finicane. Once the pie crust is light golden brown and done, let cool and break apart into chunks. Let the cooked chunks of pie crust cool completely before adding to ice cream base.

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57 comments:

  1. I love ice cream filled with stuff, too. This just sounds delicious. Reminds me of when I was little and eating cinnamon ice cream, but this looks better!

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  2. mmm who needs apple pie a la mode when you can make the ice cream version? I love the idea of the cinnamon pie crust chunks...in fact, I think I just want to eat some cinnamon pie crust chunks :)

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  3. I love WP cookies and you just made them even better!

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  4. Oh my goodness! This ice cream sandwich looks incredible! You come up with the best desserts!

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  5. this can ship - freeze it solid and get it to me - stat!

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  6. I heart ice cream with a bunch of stuff in it :) as well as ice cream sammies :)

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  7. First of all, I'm totally with you. Smooth ice cream is boring - I need something for my teeth to do. Second of all, I am blown away by your creativity here. That sounds utterly amazing!

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  8. Que rico helado te ha salido. Me copio tu receta con tu permiso

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  9. Oh wow, this sounds amazing.

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  10. When I saw you tweet this my mouth just dropped. This is soooooo tempting right now. Especially with is in an ice cream sandwich. *drool*

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  11. Oh my! I don't think I've even seen apple ice cream in the stores. This looks divine!! And between the cookies...uh huh...a dream! Lol!

    xoxo

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  12. Apple pie ice cream!! You're killing me. :)

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  13. You make the most delicious ice creams! This is perfect for the upcoming summer here.

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  15. Diet? What diet? Definitely something to fall off the wagon for!

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  16. Dawn, I could never ever not like your ice creams or other treats...be it smooth or chunky...I like them both and apple ice cream sounds divine.

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  17. Apple pie ice cream? Seriously? Who do you think you are? Oh yes thats right..the person who was put on the face of the earth to make me fat! umm huh! I got your number sista..I got your number!!!

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  18. I need to try those world peace cookies someday. I am on sugar overload after a piece of crack pie though. I am DYING over this ice cream. You had me at chunks of cinnamony crust.

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  19. I do love a variety of textures in the ice cream and love the idea of the apple pie ice cream, so yum!

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  20. Hmm, I'm of the smooth persuasion, but I don't have anything against chunky ice creams - as long as they are fruit, cookies (or in this case pie crust), or swirls or fudge. Chocolate chips and nuts (especially nuts) are the worst.
    But this one hits all the right spots. A la mode -- in one!

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  21. aaaah...apple pie a la mode in one easy-to-eat form. dawn, i bow to your brilliance. this is clearly the best ice cream ever, far and away superior to 'apple pie a la cold stone,' which was my favorite before seeing this. :)

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  22. Chunky or smooth, I love 'em both - and I would *definitely* love this ice cream!

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  23. Thats awesome that you're making parfaits. They're so delicious. I make them at home sometimes too..and haven't been able to stray and order something else when we're at brunch!

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  24. Could an ice cream sandwich get any better? Yum!

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  25. Tell me why apple icecream isn't everywhere? It's classic!

    You definitely surprised me with the apple chocolate combo, though. Will have to wrap my mouth around that idea one of these days.

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  26. I like lots of stuff in my ice cream too. I think I like chewing ice cream more than just licking it. Burns more calories that way.

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  27. Oh geez I bet this is good, I like chunky too!

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  28. YES! This is giving everything it needs to give! It's the pie crust in there that's really perfect. Great crunch!

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  29. Yes! I've had apple pie ice cream, but not with the chunks of pie crust. That is awesome.

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  30. What a great idea! I'm with you on chunks in ice cream too :)

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  31. Oh, wow! I'd much prefer this to plain ol' apple pie! Brillant idea!
    ~ingrid

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  32. i think i like the chunks better than the ice cream sometimes :) haha, i imagine this would be phenomenal in some dulce de leche cookies? YUM

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  33. Oh my God that looks phenomenal! Must. Have. Now! Thanks for posting!

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  34. Dawn, you make me fall in love with dessert each time I visit your blog.

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  35. Yes I am a chunky ice cream lover too!

    apple pie ice cream- yum!

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  36. makes me wish i liked ice cream!

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  37. Each time you post something new, I always end up thinking about it non-stop! I love the flavors of the ice cream even though I hate the texture of an apple pie and never eat it. This would be perfect.

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  38. I love my ice-cream with lots of stuff too! My current fav is b&J's half baked, cookie dough, brownies...yum...this sounds amazing with the crust!

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  39. I have to say Dawn, I prefer my ice cream smooth. Why? Well I love the feel of cream, pressing it to the roof of my mouth and letting it slide down my throat without ever having to get my teeth involved in the process. Thats not to say that I wont eat chunky and once in a while I am in the mood to gnaw on some chocolate while I devour my ice cream. Your ice cream here is and exception too because I would totally love this.

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  40. i'm back... and it's b/c now i want to try avocado ice cream ;) have you done it?? with a good squeeze of lime juice... perhaps like key lime pie? mmm, sweetened condensed milk... this isn't going to be light!! haha

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  41. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

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  42. Dawn
    Great idea, I wonder if Ben & Jerry have somthing similar; if not they will do it, for sure! Watch out!
    Take care
    Joumana

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  43. girl u betta get out of here with this recipe. this ISH looks like a damn ....... oooh weee!

    do you have a Coldstone where you live! they all all kinds of goodies to their ice cream. the best!

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  44. The ice cream looks fabulous! I love apple pie, i love ice cream, I would love apple pie ice cream.

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  45. Well, time will tell if I can have apple pie again. The good news is I am going to experiment with Stevia to get an ice cream going. All is not lost on that front. LOL

    I love the idea though Dawn. Love it. Just missing it for right now. ;)

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  46. YUMMY! I love the apples and especially the cinnamon pie crust!!

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  47. WOW! You know I'm still drooling over your incredible banana cheesecake and now this. This sounds delicious!

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  48. I love my ice cream both ways. Hurray for ice cream! What a terrific flavor!

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  49. I can just imagine how this tastes like.. apples in ice cream..yum! brilliant idea..chunky is definitely better for me :)

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  50. apple pie ice cream? wow! you know, i think this will be perfect if you scoop it on a slice of apple tart/apple pie :D

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  51. now that is a dream :)

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  52. Oh wow, that sounds like the best ice cream ever! I can't wait to make this - gorgeous pics too!

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  53. what? ice cream? when we have the weather like in November ? I do not agree !

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