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Caramel Apple Pie A La Mode
6 Granny Smith Apples - peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
3 Tbsp Sugar
1/4 tsp ground Cinnamon
2 Tbsp Butter
1/4 C Flour - for rolling the dough
1 ball Prepared Pizza Dough
2 Tbsp Canola Oil or a nut oil
3/4 C Caramel Sauce (store bought is fine)
3/4 C sliced, toasted Almonds
Sea Salt to taste
Good quality Vanilla Ice Cream
Place the apple slices in a large nonreactive metal or glass bowl. Add the lemon juice and toss to coat so the slices don't brown. Drain. Mix the sugar with the cinnamon, sprinkle 2 tbsp of the mixture over the apples and toss to coat.
Melt the butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. When it bubbles, add the apple slices and the liquid that has collected in a bowl. Stir so all the slices are coated with butter. Let cook stirring occasionally, until soft and slightly caramelized on the edges, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and reserve for topping.
Preheat grill. Roll out and shape the dough and grill the first side according to the original instructions on this thread. Use tongs to turn the crust over. Continue grilling until the bottom crust is lightly browned, 2-3 minutes. Use tongs to transfer the crust from the grill to a peel or rimless baking sheet.
Sprinkle the entire surface with the remaining cinnamon sugar, then spread with 1/2 c of the caramel sauce. Artfully arrange the apples on top and sprinkle with the almonds. Drizzle over the remaining caramel sauce. Finish grilling with the lid down until the toppings are warm, about 3 minutes.
Remove from grill and garnish witha a light sprinkle of sea salt. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Slice and serve with a scoop of ice cream!
I think I'm tasting this one already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have a very difficult time deciphering the line between boredom and hunger.
I just wish we would get some desperate needed rain. We have for this year so far 7.25 inches and normal is 10.75. the rain season is over this month and than the heat /fire season starts. We already had some bad fires.
Jet/Shanon, I don't have your emails so I couldn't send you the pictures of my garden. The rest of you ladies be prepared for the (Lydia) Kohlrabi ghost. I harvest today my first Kohlrabi and got so excited that I took lots of pictures from my plants. I think it is hillarious how I talk about it, because it realy isn't that great, but lots of fun.
Alissa, I have 3 green tomatoes hanging on the plant, but nothing else. If the weather will stay nice I should have some more veggies soon.
Shannon good luck with your move. I'm sorry to read that you have to leave your dog behind for a while, but hopefully he can join you soon.
I'm having my friend Rusty till tomorrow and been talking some good walks with him. I couldn't believe it, he let me sleep till 7:35 this morning. I guess I worn him out yesterday.
Grilled Fruit Pizza
1 stick butter, softened 8 ounces cream cheese, softened (recommended: Philadelphia) 3/4 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon water 1 (13.8-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust dough (recommended: Pillsbury) 1 (12-ounce) bag frozen peach slices, thawed (recommended: Dole) 1 (12-ounce) bag frozen strawberries, thawed, sliced (recommended: Dole) 1 (12-ounce) bag frozen mixed berries, thawed (recommended: Dole)
In a mixing bowl, combine softened butter, cream cheese, sugar, and almond extract. Beat with hand mixer on low speed until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
Combine honey and water in a small bowl. Stir until honey is dissolved. Set aside.
Unroll pizza dough onto hot oiled grill. Cook for 4 minutes on each side. (TIP: use a cookie sheet as a big spatula when flipping the crust and removing from grill.) Brush with honey mixture and cook for 2 minutes more. Remove crust from grill. Spread with cream cheese mixture and arrange fruit on top.
INDOOR: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly spray baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside. Carefully unroll dough and place on prepared baking sheet. Press out dough with fingers to form 13 by 9-inch rectangle. Brush dough with honey mixture and bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until crust turns golden brown. Remove crust from oven and top as directed.
Beautiful pictures of your garden Erna - I'm so jealous especially of those blooming hydrangeas.
I just found out today that the friend who was going to take care of the cat while we are away can only keep her until July 22 and we aren't coming home until Aug 4. Not really sure what to do now but I think I will put a plea on the board at work and see if there are any teachers or EA's that can help me out. She has to go someplace where there are no other pets as she doesn't play well with others and a shelter would be way too stressful for her...
Berny, I wish you good luck finding a pet sitter for your kitty. couldn'd your neighbor come over & feed her? This is the reason why I don't have any animals anymore.
I have a lot of hydreages. I just read that they like lots of acid and than they bloom blue. I put now all my coffe grounds on them. This are one of my favorite flowers. I remember from childhood that when you gave flowers for a gift, mostly people gave hydreanges. I have them in a big vase on my diningroom table. Looks so pretty.
good morning ladies,
Erna you have such a charming garden! My mom aslo uses ground coffee on her roses and other flowers.
Berny i hope you will be able to find cat sitter - crossing fingers!!! Now that i have almost everything ready for your visit you can't back out -lol
Germany won the first game in the eurpean soccer championship that was great - it is such a special atmosphere in germany - like 2 years ago when we hosted the world championship.. tonight i am going to frankfurt with my friend and we will go to the public viewing area and enjoy the crowds and fun - they have huge screens for hundres of people to watch and around it is a huge party, mobil bars, international food boths and such - it is big fun.
still need to prepare the cake i am going to make for my mom - it is her birthday tomorrow. I bought sponge layers in the italian bakery and i am planing on making a raspberry cream and frost it with whipped cream and decorate with fresh raspberries and shaves of chocolate... this will be my first torte...lol we will see how it turns out.
anybody like to start a new thread?? hugs and waving to all -twinkle
Very Berry Pizza
1 C Ricotta Cheese
1/2 tsp Vanilla
5 Tbsp Sugar
2 Tbsp finely chopped Crustalized Ginger
Zest of 1/2 Lemon - finely grated
2 Tbsp Flour for dough
3/4 tsp ground Cinnamon
1/4 C Uncooked grits or polenta for rolling dough
2 Tbsp Canola Oil or Peanut/Walnut Oil
1/2 pint fresh Blueberries
1/2 pint fresh Raspberries or Blackberries
1/4 C Honey
Combine the ricotta, vanilla, 2 Tbsp of the sugar, ginger and lemon zest in a medium bowl. Reserve for topping.
Sprinkle the work surface with the flour. Mix the remaining 3 Tbsp sugar with the cinnamon and knead it into the dourg. Set aside until ready to make.
Preheat the grill. Roll out and shape dough adn grill the first side according to the original instructions on this thread. Use tongs to turn the crust over. Continue grilling until the bottome crust is well browned. Since you're not melting cheese or warming toppings, you don't need to switch to indirect heat or grill any further. Once the crust is done, remove with tongs to a peel or rimless baking sheet.
Immediately spread the crust evenly with the ricotta mixture. Let your iner artist dictate how to arrange the berries over the top. Finish with a generous drizzle of honey. Slice and serve immediately.
Who would have thought of this? It was such a neat idea for a side dish to grilled pizza, I thought I would go ahead and include it before we switch topics.
Grilled Watermelon Salad
1 small Red or Yellow Watermelon (3-4 lbs preferable seedless, not toooo ripe)
1/4 C EVOO
3 Tbsp fresh squeezed Lime Juice (about 2 limes)
Juice of one Navel Orange
Pinch of sea salt or more to taste
Pinch of cayenne pepper or more to taste
1/4 C Chopped Fresh Mint
1/2 C Crumbled Feta
Preheat grill. Cut the watermelon in half lengthwise, then cut each half in half. Cut these quarters into 2-inch thick slices. Brush the slices lightly with the oil and set aside until ready to grill.
Combine the lime and orange juices. Taste; if it is too tart, add more orange juice. It should taste like a sour orange. Add the salt and cayenne and whisk continually while adding the rest of the oil in a thin stream. Whisk until thickened (emulsified). Taste and adjust the oil and salt to your liking. Add the mint and set aside.
Just before serving, place the oiled watermelon slices ona very clean grill directly over the heat source. Grill until marked and just warmed through but still crunchy, 2-3 minutes per side. Let cool.
Cut off the rinds and discard. Cut the watermelon into chunks and place ina serving bowl. Pour the dressing over the top and toss gently. Top with the feta if desired and sprinkle with another pinch of cayenne.
Hey! Just coming by real fast! :)
Waving to everyone!
Erna, Twinkle has my e-mail address if you would like to get it from her, or I can send you a PM later....
I will be checking in to see if anyone starts a new thread! :)
bumping for bakingmommy! Hope this a big help for you!
bumping for greenchili
What a great thread! The Grilled Pizza with pesto, tomatoes,and feta caught my eye. Can't wait to try this. Thanks for bumping it up.
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