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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Apples with Cinnamon in a Vanilla Sauce

This makes a very nice dessert, to be enjoyed anytime, but also perfect for any up coming winter festivities. The spicy cinnamon and naturally sweet apples bring a perfect ending to your meal, and at 11g carbs per serving, could fit in with your LCHF menu plans well! Read on and see what you think ... 

Serves Six
11g carb per serving

Vanilla sauce
120 ml heavy (double) whipping cream
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 star anise (optional)
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg yolk
480 ml heavy (double) whipping cream

Cinnamon apples
3 tablespoons butter
3 apples, preferably a type that is firm and tart, e.g.Gravensteiner or Granny Smith (but you may have your own favourite)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

The sauce goes great with various desserts, where you would normally have served vanilla custard. For example, you can heat a few blackberries or raspberries and serve with the vanilla sauce.

Or why not put it in the freezer and you’ll have a luxurious ice cream!

Please see recipe instructions here

Did you know ... Cinnamon is a popular spice often associated with baked treats, cereals and smoothies. However, you may not have considered that the teaspoon of cinnamon that you add to your baked treats may be doing you more good than you realized. Studies have shown that cinnamon could assist with boosting brain function, fighting cancer, aiding in digestion, supporting weight loss and fighting diabetes.

Incorporate cinnamon into your life by:
Adding a cinnamon quill into your morning tea, sprinkling half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon onto your homemade granola or adding a sprinkle of cinnamon into your next bowl of breakfast oatmeal.

All the best Jan


Jo said...

That looks very tasty indeed.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Hummm deve ser delicioso.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Lowcarb team member said...

Francisco translation:
Hmmm should be delicious.
A hug and a good week's continuation.

Tom said...

...just the apples is fine with me.

Phil Slade said...

Hello Jan. We seem not use cinnamon in our UK food. But whenever I go abroad it is much more common to see it used. I agree it is especially good with apple with apple stroudel one of my all-time favourite puds.

Anonymous said...

Looks lovely. I think nutmeg could also taste good with the apples and vanilla sauce.

Jenny S

Conniecrafter said...

this looks delicious, we love cinnamon!!

Sandra Cox said...

This sounds delish!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh that looks yum! Wonder how it would work with Greek yogurt in place of the cream? Thanks for the info on the Keto diet Jan, I'm really keen!

Martha said...

This is really yummy!

Snowbird said...

That looks a winner to me!xxx

Lisa said...

I can almost smell this dish, it looks so tempting.
Lisa x

Launna said...

I never knew cinnamon was so good for you... I'll have to use it more often :-) ... the apple dessert looks divine... I love apple in my desserts xox

happyone said...

Delicious. I've copied this one down too.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, this is delicicous. I just love apples and cinnamon! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

NatureFootstep said...

a favourite :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks to you all for your thoughts and comments.

Jenny S said:

"I think nutmeg could also taste good with the apples and vanilla sauce."
Yes, I think it could work well ... and will obviously provide a different flavour - why not give it a try and see.
You may use nutmeg in many different recipes - grate a little on to a broccoli and stilton soup, add some to creamed spinach, and it does taste nice in a cheese sauce which you've just poured over some cauliflower - Yum!

Grace (Perth Daily Photo) said:
"Wonder how it would work with Greek yogurt in place of the cream?"
Have a read here for some more information 'Can Greek Yogurt Be Used in Place of Heavy Cream in Baking?' There are some interesting points in the article.
Speaking personally, for the recipe featured here, I would use heavy (double) cream ... but as I always say ... the choice is always up to the individual reader.
If you should try it with Greek Yogurt do please come back and let us know how you found it.

I hope the above helps

All the best Jan

Linda said...

This looks quite tasty! :)

Lady Fi said...

Mmm - looks delicious! I'm not a big fan of cream though, so I like the idea of using Greek yoghurt.

Lisabella Russo said...

This looks so delicious! I would definitely like to try to make it sometime, thank you.

The Happy Whisk said...

Yum, yum, yum. You had me at the title.

Magic Love Crow said...

Excellent information and great recipe! Big Hugs, thank you!