BAKED APPLES EN CROÛTE WITH BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE

Baked Apples en croute with Butterscotch Sauce

Our lovely Monkey Queen of Don’t Make Me Call My Flying Monkeys, was our May Daring Cooks’ hostess and she challenged us to dive into the world of en Croute! We were encouraged to make Beef Wellington, Stuffed Mushroom en Croute and to bring our kids into the challenge by encouraging them to create their own en Croute recipes!
What can I say?  Yet another great challenge!  I was so tempted to try the Beef Wellington… but then I saw some apples on my bench-top   It was a gloomy, rainy autumn afternoon… and I decided to make something sweet for this challenge.  Besides, when will I get the chance to make something sweet for the Daring Cooks again??  This is a 100% “autumn recipe”: apples, pumpkin pie spice, walnuts, butterscotch… need I say more?  I LOVED it and though it is a recipe that requires a little extra time to put together, it is all worth it.  Breaking the flaky crust to reveal the tender apple filled with crunchy caramelised walnuts is almost a mystical experience.  And do you see that butterscotch sauce on the top?  It is as yummy as it looks!  Eating this, made me forget the rain and brought a big smile to my face.  Pure comfort food and highly recommended!  Enjoy!

Baked Apples en croute with Butterscotch Sauce

Baked Apples en croute with Butterscotch Sauce

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BAKED APPLES EN CROÛTE WITH BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Serves: 1
Ingredients
Dough
  • 125 gms – 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 35 gms – ⅓ cup butter, chilled
  • 4 tbsp very cold water
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
Butterscotch Sauce
  • 160 ml – ⅔ cup heavy cream
  • 155 gms – ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 50 gms – 2 ½ tbsp butter, cubed
Filling
  • 1 tbsp walnuts, toasted
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp butterscotch sauce
Apple
  • 1 apple
  • ½ tsp pumpkin spice
  • ¾ tbsp brown sugar
Instructions
Dough
  1. Knead all the ingredients by hand until just combined. DO NOT knead too much or your crust will be tough. If you want a flaky crust, you should make sure the butter is not completely incorporated into the flour.
  2. Shape it into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Butterscotch Sauce
  1. Put the cream, brown sugar and butter in a pot and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly.
Filling
  1. Toast the walnuts in a pan for a few minutes.
  2. Add the sugar and stir well until the sugar is completely dissolved and it coats the walnuts.
  3. Put them on some baking paper and let them cool down completely.
  4. When cool, crush the nuts and mix them with 1 tablespoon of butterscotch sauce. Keep aside.
Apple
  1. Mix together the pumpkin spice and sugar.
  2. Core and peel the apple, and roll it in the brown sugar and pumpkin spice mix.
  3. Fill the cored apple with the crushed caramelised walnut and butterscotch mix.
  4. Roll the crust into a 3 mm – 0.1 inch thick sheet and roll it all around the apple. Use any left-over dough to decorate the apple.
  5. Bake it at 190°C – 375°F for 35 to 40 minutes.
  6. Serve warm with the butterscotch sauce on the top.

Baked Apples en croute with Butterscotch Sauce

Baked Apples en croute with Butterscotch Sauce

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9 Responses to BAKED APPLES EN CROÛTE WITH BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE

  1. Aisha says:

    Great work!!! it looks very yummy!

  2. Adora's Box says:

    That looks absolutely delicious, Manu. Love the photos!

  3. Monkey Queen says:

    I really have a hard time looking at your apples without drooling. I am going to make your recipe really soon! Thank you so much for participating in this months challenge. Beautiful job!

  4. Olga says:

    Oh, it looks so yummy especially with that sauce… En croute such a natural technique for a dessert – nice and sophisticated. Great recipe, thanks!

  5. Rachael says:

    That looks so good, Manu!

  6. Hello Manu
    I love spring but you really made me wish it was fall here!
    I need to get some apples to try this beautiful and tempting recipe of yours my friend

  7. andy says:

    that looks amazing!!

  8. G’day! Looks absolutely yum, TRUE!
    Love the step by step photos! Congrats in completing the challenge too!
    Cheers!
    Joanne
    Daring Cook’s Challenge too!
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  9. What a beautiful presentation! So wonderful and delicious looking. Thanks for the inspiration, we will certainly be back regularly to see your great works. Please share with us on our Tuesday BeBetsy Brag About It party!
    All the best ~ Sharon and Denise
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