Caramel-Mascarpone Apples

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Caramel-Mascarpone Apples

  • Author: The Commish
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

For the apples:

  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 4 Fuji or Pippin apples, cored and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 3 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

 

For the cream:

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted

Instructions

To prepare the apples:

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill over medium-high heat. Spray a grill pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the apple slices and safflower oil, tossing to coat. Transfer the apples to the prepared grill pan. Grill the apple slices until they are slightly charred, about 2 minutes per side.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and ginger. Sprinkle the cinnamon-ginger mixture over the grilled apple slices.

 

To prepare the cream:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the maple syrup, cream and butter. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cook until golden, about 4 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, and allow to cool, 5 minutes. Whisk in the mascarpone cheese until smooth.

 

To assemble:

  1. Arrange 4 small serving plates. Evenly divide the apple slices among the plates.
  2. Drizzle the apple slices with the cream. Sprinkle each dish with chopped hazelnuts, and serve.


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