A rich and luxurious late night snack or a decadent finish to an elegant meal, the combination of apples and cream, caramel and spice make this recipe a sure winner.
1 cup 35% cream
1/4 tsp each, ground cardamom, cinnamon
Pinch each ground nutmeg and cloves
2 cups caramel squares
1/4 cup Mascarpone cheese
6 Washington apples
- In saucepan, combine cream with cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. Heat over low heat just until edges start to bubble. Remove from heat and let stand 30 minutes. Return to medium low heat and add caramels, stirring frequently until melted, about 10 minutes.
- Transfer caramel to oven-proof serving bowl. Spoon mascarpone in centre. Bake in 350 F
(180 C) oven until caramel is bubbling and cheese begins to melt. Remove from oven and let sit 5 minutes before serving. Caramel will be very hot.
- Quarter, core and cut apples into thick wedges. Serve with skewers and caramel.
Makes 1-1/2 cups (6 servings).
Source: Washington Apple Commission