Try one of these 18 easy apple desserts this autumn - featuring a yummy no churn apple pie ice cream recipe!
Hello my friends! I am excited to share with you an exciting series I am participating in with many of my absolute favorite blogging friends. We have joined together to bring you a monthly "taste of the season" featuring seasonal recipes and beautiful food. To kick our series off, we have each shared delicious apple dessert recipes on our blogs - I'm here with a no churn apple pie ice cream recipe (and it's lovely...if I don't say so myself). I have linked to each recipe at the bottom of this post, I hope you find something that sparks your appetite and inspires you to spend a few hours in the kitchen this weekend. If nothing else, I hope you might find a new blog to enjoy, each of these friends is so talented, I can't believe I get to be included with them!
We are lucky enough to have a few old apple trees out back. I recently put a table, chairs, and string lights in the middle of them, to create a little oasis. A nice place to read a book, have dinner, or enjoy the sunshine. I really like this spot because the goats tend to spend their free-range time there, and whenever we are there, the chickens also come to relax. I think this is probably because there always seems to be a few freshly fallen apples, and lots of fresh grass, shade, and bugs for the hens.
Our climate is fairly cold, and we occasionally get a late freeze that ends up killing most of our crop. This year was one of those years. When I didn't see hundreds of apples laying on the ground this August I realized that the trees only had a few apples on them. I was disappointed because I love picking the apples and using them in recipes throughout the season, but mother nature had other plans for me this year.
I did manage to head out and pick a few, which ended up being perfect for this no-churn apple pie ice cream. I have made no churn ice cream in the past, and at first, I couldn't believe making ice cream could be this easy. I thought, "this isn't going to be as good as the real thing. There's no way." I can tell you though, that it is. Especially this recipe. I suppose you can't really go wrong when you combine sugar, apples, cream, and pie crust, but this, this is G O O D. It's like apple pie à la mode, already in a la mode form. I couldn't stop eating it - which is a bad thing because I am really trying to cut back on sugar and carbs. Oh well, it was worth it.
No Churn Apple Pie Ice Cream
- 5 large apples, any variety
- 1 cup + 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 9" pie crust (store-bought is fine)
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups heavy cream
Peel and dice the apples into roughly 1/4" cubes.
To create the "pie filling" combine diced apples, 1 cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, and 2 teaspoons vanilla in a large pot.
On low heat, bring the apple filling to a simmer. Stir the ingredients until the sugar has dissolved and continue to simmer until the apples are softened.
Meanwhile, prepare the pie crust: preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the rolled out dough on a cookie sheet. Brush melted butter over the crust, then sprinkle with remaining brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
Bake the pie crust for roughly 15 minutes, or until it is golden brown.
While the crust is baking, dissolve 1 tablespoon cornstarch into 1 tablespoon hot water.
Add the dissolved cornstarch to the apple mixture and stir to combine. Continue to cook until the apple mixture thickens slightly.
By now, the crust should be finished - remove from the oven and set aside.
Remove the apple mixture from the stove, and cool completely.
Break up the pie crust into bite size pieces, and cool completely.
Once the crust & filling have cooled. Prepare the ice cream: whip 2 cups heavy cream until peaks form. Then, fold in 1 can of sweetened condensed milk, careful to not break down the cream.
Pour half of the cream mixture into a large baking dish. Drizzle half of the cooled apple filling over the cream, then use a spoon to swirl the cream and apples together. Sprinkle half of the pie crust crumbles on top.
Pour the remaining cream over the first layer and repeat step 11.
Cover the baking dish, and place in the freezer for 6 hours, or until frozen. Enjoy!