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Sunday, July 21, 2013

As American as Apple Pie - a 'Stuffed Apple - Pie' for CCC (Creative Cooking Crew)

This months challenge for the Creative Cooking Crew (#creativecookingcrew) the theme was "stuffed" and stuffed I did. I decided not to stuff all the usual things I stuff and I also opted to try and not stuff things too far outside of my comfort zone and while I do have a very broad comfort zone it is still a zone I try and not stray outside of.
I took an apple and I cored it and scooped out the center. I chopped up the apple pieces and mixed them with some chunky peanut butter, golden raisins, dried currants, honey and a little blue cheese for that special extra kick. I then stuffed this mixture back into the cored out apple and covered it with a little puff pastry. I preheated my outside grill and baked the apples right on the grill until the crust was golden and the apples were tender.
I plated my grilled apples up with a little caramel sauce, because who doesnt like a caramel apple, a little chocolate sauce because who doesnt like chocolate, some raspberry coulis because I had it, some powdered sugar because everything is more fun with powdered sugar and then who doesnt want a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream with their apple pie, a little sprig of mint and a nasturtium flower rounded the whole thing out. Stuffed - my summer time version of an apple pie.


9 comments:

Joan Nova said...

Gorgeous -- and delicious sounding! Well done!!

Trix Middlekauff said...

As always, so creative and unique. Great idea!!!

Shannon Grande said...

oh man, i wish i had one of these for my snack this afternoon :) what a great twist on apple pie!

Jennifer Kendall said...

love this stuffed apple! it is getting me excited for fall food!

Angela said...

Beautiful and delicious. (creative too).

http://platanosmangoes.com said...

Tryly beautiful dish...as usual you rocked it...

deana sidney said...

You really did turn apple pie on it's ear! Great idea to do an inside-out apple pie and I love the stuffing ideas... also grilling the apple must have made for great additional flavor. Well done!

Marjie said...

For me, it would have to be real chocolate and not the chocolate sauce. But it looks good all the same, Christo.

Hope all is well with you and the family. My youngest is entering high school this year, so yours must be going into 10th grade?

Timothy said...

This is gorgeous!

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