Caramelized Apples with Dried Fruit Over Ice Cream


Serves 4 – 6

Tools Needed:


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 applies (3/4 lb. total), peeled, cored and cut into 1/4 – inch wedges
  • 1/4 cup dried tart cherries, cranberries or raisins
  • 1/3 to 1 cup sugar  (taste applies first)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1  1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. Heat butter in skillet over moderately high heat until foam subsides, then saute apples and dried fruit, stirring and turning over occasionally, until applies are just beginning to brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add sugar, salt and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice.  Increase the heat to high and cook, stirring, until the juices are deep golden, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the cream and bring to a boil, stirring, for 1 minute.  Remove from heat and cool to warm, about 15 minutes.  Stir in remaining teaspoon of lemon juice or to taste.  Serve hot or warm over ice cream.
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