Low-carb cinnamon apples with vanilla sauce

Low-carb cinnamon apples with vanilla sauce

Your taste buds have been begging for this low-carb sauce, and you didn’t even know it! It’s creamy with warming spices, and loves anything you pair it with – especially these cinnamon apples!

Low-carb cinnamon apples with vanilla sauce

Your taste buds have been begging for this low-carb sauce, and you didn’t even know it! It’s creamy with warming spices, and loves anything you pair it with – especially these cinnamon apples!
USMetric
6 servingservings

Ingredients

Vanilla sauce
  • 2½ cups 600 ml heavy whipping cream
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1 star anise (optional)
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 1 egg yolkegg yolks
Cinnamon apples
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 3 apple, preferably a type that is firm and tart, for example Gravensteiner or Granny Smithapples, preferably a type that is firm and tart, for example Gravensteiner or Granny Smith
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Add butter, vanilla, optional star anise to a sauce pan together with about ¼ of the heavy whipping cream. Bring the mixture to a light boil by placing the sauce pan over medium heat. Lower the heat and let simmer for 5 minutes or more until the sauce turns creamy. Stir frequently.
  2. Remove from the heat and remove the star anise. Add the egg yolk while whisking vigorously. Place in the refrigerator and let cool completely. You can prepare the flavored cream up to 1 day before, and refrigerate.
  3. Whisk the remaining heavy whipping cream in a bowl until soft peaks form, and fold in the refrigerated sauce.
  4. Place back in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes or more. You can add the cream sauce to serving cups to make it thicken up faster.
  5. Wash the apples and peel them if you want to but there's really no need for that. The peel adds color, flavor and texture.
  6. Core the apple and slice thinly. Heat up butter in a frying pan and brown the slices until golden. Add cinnamon towards the end.
  7. Serve the apples warm with the vanilla sauce.

Tip!

The sauce goes great with various desserts, where you would normally have served vanilla custard. For example, you can heat a couple of blackberries or raspberries and serve with the vanilla sauce. Put it in the freezer and you'll have a luxurious ice cream!

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9 comments

  1. Liz
    Why can't I search for the two week challenge and get it to come up? I don't know how to find it so I can repeat it.
  2. Mary
    It will be back up in January.
  3. Abdul
    In step 2 what do does cool place mean? Put it in the refrigerator?
    Reply: #8
  4. daniel
    you guys really need to work on your step by step instructions , in step 3 Whisk the second measurement of heavy whipping cream (2 cups) in a bowl and mix into the cold cream. i took this to mean whisk the second bit of cream then fold into first step but doing this and made this thing hard as a rock once in fridge . this isn't the only recipe that your instructions are failing please give clear step by step
  5. Linda
    Whip the 2 cups of whipping cream to what stage? Soft peaks? Not that much? Stiff peaks?
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  7. Alice
    I am also unsure about the 2 cups of whipping cream. It just says whisk them but doesn't specify how much. Please revise for better specificity, it would help a lot!
    Replies: #9, #10
  8. Una
    No not the fridge!!! You just keep it away from any heat where it is a cool temperature out of the sun or and away from radiators!
  9. Una
    American way of cooking and totally useless for Europeans as we weigh and measure. Tablespoons also a nightmare on here too - much bigger in Britain than elsewhere. A tablespoon is what it is in Britain, a spoon for the table - so a serving spoon. A desert spoon is half the size of these tablespoons!
  10. Maria
    Whipping cream when whipped should result in double the size.

    To be fair the quantity is there in metric. Thought you were asking about the quantity.so sorry I misunderstood you. Whip the cream to whatever thickness you like!

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