Tis the season for Pumpkin Spice Latte’s, sweaters and boots, and so much more! Our Wine Steward Drew is excited to share his newest creation featuring Ace’s Pumpkin Cider (which is currently on tap here at My Fresh Basket!) Try out this delicious recipe for Apple Crisp, and let us know what you think! Send your pictures of this recipe to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured on our FB page.
Apple Crisp with Pumpkin Cider sauce
Original Recipe by Drew Smith
4 cups Apples (I used honey crisp)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons Ace Pumpkin Cider
1 teaspoon corn starch
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1⁄2 cup almond flour (I used Bobs Red Mill)
1⁄2 cup certified gluten free oats (I used Bobs Red Mill)
1⁄4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
1 Oz Heritage Distilling co. Brown Sugar Bourbon
Preheat the oven to 350. Coat a pie dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, toss together the apples, sugar, water, cornstarch, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice until well combined. Set aside.
Make the oatmeal topping: In a bowl, gently combine: almond flour, oats, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, and butter until crumbly.
Place the apple mixture in the dish. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the apples are cooked through, the juices are bubbling, and the topping is browned. When finished baking pull out of over and slowly drizzle brown sugar bourbon over the top. Serve, hot with ice cream and drizzle with sauce.
Super Amazing Pumpkin Cider Sauce
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
6 tablespoons salted butter cut into pieces
1/2 cup heavy cream at room temperature
2 cups Ace Pumpkin Cider
Put the pumpkin Cider in a fry pan and slowly reduce it to a ¼ cup. Set aside.
Add the sugar and water to a 3-quart saucepan set over medium heat. Stir until combined. Do Not Stir Again! Simply swirl the saucepan until the sugar has melted and turns a light amber color. If you use a candy or instant read thermometer, the mixture should register 350º at this point.
Carefully add butter and whisk until all the butter has melted.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and slowly pour in the cream, whisking constantly until all of the cream has been incorporated, set aside to cool.
Allow to cool for 15 minutes. Once cooled, slowly incorporate the apple cider reduction.
I also found that If you put a shot of brown sugar bourbon in 8 oz. of Ace Pumpkin Cider you will have a delicious treat that is incredibly delicious.