Caramel Apple Sundaes
3 apples (McIntosh or Spy), peeled cored and cut into 12 wedges (per apple)
15 ml (1 tbsp) fresh lemon juice
75 ml (1/3 cup) butter
500 ml (2 cups) sugar
15 ml (1 tbsp) vanilla
125 ml (1/2 cup) 35 per cent cream
1.5 l (6 cups) vanilla frozen yogurt or vanilla ice cream
250 ml (1 cup) crunchy granola
In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Set aside.
In a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add sugar and stir until it has completely dissolved and is dark amber in colour. Add apples with their juices and reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring often, until apples are softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in vanilla and cream and transfer to a large bowl. Let cool, cover and transfer to fridge to chill and thicken (at least 1 hour and up to 2 days).
To assemble: For each serving, place 2 caramelized apples wedges in a sundae glass. Top with a scoop of frozen yogurt, 2 caramelized apple wedges and some granola. Repeat frozen yogurt, apple and granola layers. Top with additional whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.
Makes 8 servings.
Nutrition information per serving: 690 calories; 8 g protein; 22 g total fat (14 g saturated fat); 121 g carbohydrate; 4 g fibre; 75 mg cholesterol; 220 mg sodium.
Source: Ontario Apple Growers, www.onapples.com