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Vanilla Bourbon Caramel Apple Crumble Pie

6 Dec

Oof. That’s a long title.

I try to keep my titles as short as possible, but sometimes you just have to many good things that you have to mention.

My train of thought when thinking of said title:

Okay, so Apple Crumble Pie…no no…I’ve got to add that it’s caramel apple pie. Wait, it’s not just boring old caramel apple pie, it’s got booze in it. I’ve gotta mention the booze! Boozy caramel apple pie? Are my readers going to start noticing how many recipes have the word boozy in them? Probably. Okay, fine, then it can be Bourbon Caramel Apple Pie. But its doesn’t have a top pie crust, it has crumble topping, so it has to be Bourbon Caramel Apple CRUMBLE pie. Great, that’s it.

5 seconds later…

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE VANILLA???!???!?!?

Seriously, you do NOT want to be inside my head. It’s exhausting.

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I’m going to level with you. I made this for Canadian Thanksgiving which was, oh you know, in October (refer to previous post about my extreme neglect in regards to this blog.) So yeah, I’m a little behind. Luckily enough, if you wait long enough to post something, it might just so happen to be holiday that you can use said recipe for.

That being said…I give you Thanksgiving Christmas Vanilla Bourbon Caramel Apple Pie…

Wee.

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Whether this was posted for the intended holiday or not, is neither here nor there. All I know is this pie is damn good.

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Please note: I did not post a pie crust recipe with this for two reasons:

1. a lot of people already have a pie crust recipe they like to use or they just prefer to buy a crust to make it easier

2. I suck at pie crusts (my mom made this one for me)

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One thing you can always count on from me is my brutal honesty!

Miss Delish asks:

What is your favorite type of pie to make around the holidays?

How do you feel about pie crusts? Do you like to make one from scratch or buy one? Or are you like me and get someone else to do it?

 

Vanilla Bourbon Caramel Apple Crumble Pie:

Makes one standard 9″ pie

For the Pie:

1 prepared pie crust, unbaked in a 9″ pie pan

1 cup prepared Vanilla Bourbon Caramel Sauce (half of recipe below)

5-6 apples, peeled, cored and sliced thinly. I like to use ambrosia apples but use whatever apple you like. Fuji are really good for pies too!

3/4 cup flour, divided use

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup cold butter

One egg, beaten

Extra white sugar for dusting the crust

 

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and make sure the oven rack is in the center position.

In a bowl, toss the apples with 1/4 cup flour and 3/4 cup prepared caramel sauce. Pour the coated apples into the prepared pie crust. Set aside.

In another mixing bowl, combine the rest of the flour with the white sugar, brown sugar, oats and butter. Cut  the butter in with a pastry cutter or two knives, until the mixture is totally combined and the butter is in very small pieces. Carefully coat the top of the pie with the crumble mixture, making sure all the apples are covered. Make sure to brush off any crumbs that fall onto the exposed edge of the pie crust. Now brush the edge of the pie crust with a little of the beaten egg and then sprinkle lightly with the extra sugar.

Bake in your preheated oven for 40-45 minutes until bubbly and golden brown. When the pie is done, remove to cool on a wire rack. Once cooled you can slice into pieces and serve topped with a drizzle of the extra caramel sauce. Add ice cream or freshly whipped cream if you’re feeling extra indulgent!

 

Vanilla Bourbon Caramel Sauce:

Makes 2 cups

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup water

1 cup heavy cream

1 tbsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp bourbon

 

In a medium sized, heavy bottomed pot. Add the sugar and water over medium heat. Cook until dark golden brown without stirring, about 18-20 minutes. Remove from the heat and gradually add the cream, stirring the mixture while you do so. Add the vanilla, butter and bourbon and stir to combine. Transfer to a heatproof bowl or pyrex measuring cup to cool completely before using.

Note: If you are using this for the recipe above, you will only need half of the caramel, but I’m sure you will find something to do with the rest! May I suggest pouring it over vanilla ice cream? Or my personal favorite, spoon, dip, eat, repeat!

Nom Nom.

Bye till next week!

 

 

Take Out Fake Out: Homemade Naan Bread

5 Dec

Hey ladies and gents,

Just a quick post to let ya’ll know that my weekly Hello Giggles column has been posted!

YUMMY yummy homemade naan bread to go with your butter chicken.

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This is definitely a must try recipe. It’s freaking easy but will impress the crap out of anyone you serve it to. You will NEVER go back to store-bought naan bread again.

Once you have them made you can totally add some oil and garlic to the outside for garlic naan, you could use them for a pita sandwich type deal, or you could even top them with your favorite pizza toppings and bake to make a super easy and fast homemade pizza.

The possibilities are endless.

Anyways, promise to try these out, k? Check the full recipe out here.

I have a new Christmas recipe for you tomorrow! I hope you’re all excited.

Peace!

Hello Giggles: Take Out Fake Out Debut

27 Sep

Good afternoon everyone!

As you may have seen on my Facebook or Twitter pages, or maybe you even read the Article on HelloGiggles.com. I am now going to be posting a weekly column for HG!

The column is called Take Out Fake Out, and every Thursday I will be posting an article about how to re-create some of your take out or restaurant favorites, as a healthier and homemade recipe!

I am beyond excited to have joined the Hello Giggles team, and I really hope you guys like the articles I will be posting. If you want to check out yesterdays entry, I will link it up below:

Take Out Fake Out: Souppa Bacona

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I re-created “Olive Garden’s” famous Zuppa Toscana soup. Which has been a favorite of mine forevs.

I made the recipe much lighter but still kept the full flavor and creaminess! And you can enjoy a serving of this for 200 calories.

You can check out the full recipe here.

While you’re there, make sure to check out all the other awesome articles on Hello Giggles.

*Beware* you may not get any work done for the rest of the day.

Barbequed Steelhead Trout Two Ways

26 Jun

Good afternoon to all you lovely people!

I hope you are all having a great day so far. I am counting down the days to the long weekend! Only two more days of work till 3 days off, then 4 work days after that and I am going to Vancouver island for 9 days!

Woop woop.

Can you tell I’m excited?

I’m going to tell you a little about this fish:

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Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Tomato Frittata with Asiago

29 May

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all having a fabulous day so far.

What did you all get up to last night?

I didn’t do much, just relaxed. Caught up on some TV on the PVR that I haven’t gotten around to watching. A couple of the shows I watched:

-Finale of New Girl: Sort of a cliffhanger ending! What is going to happen with Schmidt and Cece??!!

-SNL episode with Ben Affleck and Kanye West: Ben Affleck was hilar! I love any of the ones with Stephen and surprise appearance by Amy Pohler? YAY. What the heck is up with Kanye’s new music style, though? That’s wack.

Other than that I didn’t do much, I have been feeling super tired lately so hopefully it passes. I think it has something to do with this dreary weather we’ve been having in Vancouver.

C’mon sun, I need some Vitamin D!

Does anyone want to have breakfast with me today? Frittata is on the menu!

Actually, I could only wish this is what I was having for breakfast! I’m pretty sure I’ll be eating Mini Wheats and a banana…

This is so much…yummier!

I am a big fan of eggs for breakfast, I am not a huge ‘sweets for breakfast’ person, so I usually lean towards eggs and toast kind of thing. Lately I’ve been making breakfast tacos, which are really tasty, but that is a recipe for another day.

Today we make frittata.

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