Wondering what to feed a gluten free Granny that will also make a Grand Auntie happy? Well, maybe you haven’t pondered that exact thought, but we had some very special company this weekend and I needed something easy and gluten free to serve for dessert.
We still had a bunch of apples to get through so I started with those and thought “hmmm… what about an apple pie without a crust”? Of course, we would need some vanilla bean ice cream to compliment that crustless apple pie. Then it all just came together. I would make the apple pie “goo” (filling), put the apple goo over the vanilla bean ice cream, and top it off with some of my homemade granola for crunch. It was ssssooooo good!!! (and even easier than the previous apple sundae recipe I posted!)
Here is what I did…
5 medium size apples
3-4 Tablespoons butter
3-4 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/2-1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
(all of these measurements are estimated, you can certainly adjust according to your taste, maybe add some nutmeg or clove too?)
Add all of the ingredients to a saucepan and cook over medium heat until the apples soften and you get some “gooeyness” to your sauce. Put a scoop of vanilla bean in a bowl, followed by a scoop of apple pie sauce, and finally top it off with the granola.
Such a perfect end to our fall day in North Attleboro with my favorite in-laws… thanks for coming Granny, Gramp, and Grand Mary!! Those smiles along with our clean bowls show how much we enjoyed that dessert.
A little Vanilla and Cinnamon Baileys was also a nice treat 🙂