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!
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!
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6 servingservings

Ingredients

Vanilla sauce
  • 2½ cups 600 ml heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1 star anise (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1 egg yolkegg yolks
Cinnamon apples
  • 3 tablespoons 3 tablespoons 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 teaspoon 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Bring ½ cup whipping cream, butter, vanilla and optional star anise to a boil in a small saucepan, over medium heat. Lower the heat and let simmer for 5 minutes or more until the sauce turns creamy.
  2. Remove from the heat and remove the star anise. Add the yolk while whisking vigorously. Place in a cool place and let cool completely. You can prepare the flavored cream up to 1 day before, and refrigerate.
  3. Whisk the remaining 2 cups of heavy whipping cream in a bowl, and mix into the refrigerated cream.
  4. Place in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes or more. You can place them in dessert bowls to make the vanilla sauce 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 the butter in a frying pan and brown the slices 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!

6 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?
  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!

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