One area of growth I need as a cook is in the area of pie crusts. I don't like making them... and I stink at making them when I do. Hence why my favorite recipes have non-traditional pie crusts ... oatmeal/crisp-like rather than the traditional sense. But, my favorite way... no crust at all.
The Food Network Chef's Cooking Challenge this week allowed me to try a crustless apple pie, and it was wonderful. I got to enjoy my favorite part of the pie (the filling) without having to make a crust! This recipe is soooooo easy, and can be made with fresh (or frozen) apple slices. I loved it so much I made it again for breakfast just to put into my oatmeal. Yum.
The original Danny Boome recipe calls for orange juice, but because I love the distinct apple flavor, I left out the orange juice in this recipe to give it more of an authentic apple pie taste.
Crustless Apple Pie - Adapted from Danny Boome
1 T butter
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 T brown sugar
Vanilla ice cream, if desired
Peel, core and cut the apples into the size slices you desire to eat. Toss apples with cinnamon and brown sugar.
Then, melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.
Cook for about 5 minutes, until the apples are soft and caramelize.
Serve warm with ice cream, if desired :)
They are excellent both with and without ice cream. They remind me a lot of my apple-y syrup topping, so they would also be excellent on waffles/pancakes!
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