1.06.2011

Temptation Thursday!

“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”
-George Bernard Shaw


Hello! I hope everyone is having a great week! Today's recipe is really yummy - my kids love it! It only looks complicated, if you have all the ingredients ready it is very easy to make! Enjoy!

“When the apple is ripe it will fall.”
-Irish Proverb



Caramel Apple Lasagna
Serves: 8

Ingredients:

* 5 medium apples, cored, peeled, sliced very thin
* 1 lemon, sliced in half added to 4 cups water
* 1 1/4 cup sliced almonds
* 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
* 3 sheets phyllo dough, thawed per package
* 4 Tbsp. Cinnamon-sugar mix (see below)
* 1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter
* 3/4 cup caramel apple dip
* Powdered sugar
* Vanilla ice cream

Equipment Needed:

* Cookie sheet
* Mandolin (for really thin apple slices)
* Parchment paper

Directions:

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2.) Place sliced apples in lemon water to prevent browning.
3.) Toast almonds on cookie sheet until light brown.
4.) Place one sheet phyllo onto clean, dry cutting board.
5.) Brush phyllo with 1 Tbsp butter & sprinkle with 1 Tbsp cinnamon-sugar.
6.) Place second phyllo sheet on top of first.
7.) Brush with 1 Tbsp butter & sprinkle with 1 Tbsp cinnamon-sugar.
8.) Top with last phyllo sheet & brush with remaining butter.
9.) Slice dough into 24 equal size squares.
10.) Slide squares onto parchment lined cookie sheet.
11.) Bake until golden brown, 10-15 min.
12.) Watch carefully so they do not get too dark.
13.) Drain apples.
14.) Melt 1/2 Tbsp butter in a pan on high.
15.) Add apples to pan & sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture.
16.) Cook until soft, 5-8 min.
17.) Melt caramel dip in small saucepan on medium; stirring occasionally.
18.) Reduce heat and keep warm.
19.) Place 2 Tbsp apples, 1 tsp caramel and 1 Tbsp almonds on on 8 phyllo squares.
20.) Layer another phyllo square over top and repeat 2 times.
21.) You will have 8 desserts with 4 phyllo squares in each.
22.) Garnish each dessert with almonds, apple pieces and powdered sugar.
23.) Serve immediately.


Cinnamon-Sugar Mix

Ingredients:

* 1 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup cinnamon

Directions:

1.) Mix together cinnamon and sugar.
2.) Store in a dry, well sealed container.
3.) Use as needed.


Thought of the Day:

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
-Proverb


Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!

9 comments:

Midnightcoiler said...

What a wonderful idea! You had me worried there for a second as I didn't think apples would go well with sauce.

Robin@creations-anew.com said...

OOH YUM!!! I'm trying this one!

jen said...

WOW! That looks amazing!

Mattos said...

oh my goodness, this looks like one of the best deserts ever

laura evans/photography said...

this sounds & looks amazing ... & i kinda want it right now!

donnarose said...

fantastic
might have to try this one
0 calories......right

Janet Bocciardi said...

omg - that looks delicious! gotta try that one as my hubby is in love with apples.

Linda said...

Does this ever sound wonderful for a fancy dinner part dessert!

~Engelfelt

Homemade Zen said...

Sounds yummy! I got to try it out sometime!