Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cinnamon, Cinnamon!

I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate. --Julia Child



My handy $6 Sunbeam Ice Cream Maker is turning out to be a fun toy.  A dear friend and I recently made cinnamon ice cream (via a lovely custard, steeped with cinnamon sticks, etc.) and it turned out so rich and lovely that I wanted to showcase it with an equally nice dessert.  I had a bunch of pears and apples in the crisper, so I peeled and diced about 3 each and tossed in a bowl with 2 TBS of butter, 2 TBS sugar and a couple shakes of ground nutmeg and cinnamon, and a pinch of flour.  I put this all in a pot on the stove and cooked the mixture for a few minutes until the fruit softened a bit, then I mixed in some chopped pecans and distributed the filling evenly into four ramekins.  I topped each ramekin with pie dough, vented with a knife, and  then brushed with melted butter and a sprinkle of sugar and you guessed it--cinnamon!  I baked in a 350 degree oven until the dough had browned and the fruit was bubbly and then served with a dollop of that heavenly custardy, cinnamony treat.






Bliss!
xoxoxo

1 comment:

  1. Only $6? That's a deal! We love making ice cream. What a yummy dessert.

    :)
    ButterYum

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