Nothing showcases the fall season more deliciously than apples and cranberries. You can replace the bourbon with rum or brandy or omit it altogether.
- Portion size 6 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2003
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup dried cranberry
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 6 apples peeled and cored, such as Golden Delicious
- 1/2 cup toasted pecan chopped
Bourbon Creme Anglaise:
- 3 egg yolks
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 vanilla bean halved lengthwise (or 1 tsp/5mL vanilla)
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons bourbon
- 2 tablespoons whiskey
Bourbon Crème Anglaise: In small bowl, whisk egg yolks with sugar; set aside. If using vanilla bean, use tip of knife to scrape seeds into saucepan. Add pod and cream; heat over medium heat just until bubbles form around edge. Discard pod.
Gradually whisk cream into egg mixture. Return to saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring and being careful not to boil, until thick enough to coat back of wooden spoon, 3 to 5 minutes. Strain into pitcher. Stir in vanilla (if using) and bourbon. (Make-ahead: Place plastic wrap directly on surface; refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat over low heat.)
In large bowl, whisk maple syrup, orange rind and juice, cranberries and cinnamon. Cut each apple into 8 wedges; add to bowl along with pecans and toss gently.
Arrange in 13- x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish. Cover and roast in 400°F (200°C) oven, basting and stirring twice, until apples are tender, about 30 minutes. Uncover and roast until very tender and sauce is thickened, about 20 minutes.
Pool some of the crème anglaise on 6 dessert plates. Top with apples; drizzle with remaining crème anglaise.
Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about
- Sodium 21 mg
- Protein 4 g
- Calories 435.0
- Total fat 24 g
- Cholesterol 153 mg
- Saturated fat 10 g
- Total carbohydrate 53 g
- Iron 9.0
- Folate 9.0
- Calcium 7.0
- Vitamin A 18.0
- Vitamin C 23.0