Apple Pie Ice Cream

The beginnings of Fall have arrived.

The cooler mornings that I love, the leaves beginning to change and lots of apples at the Farmer’s Market. I even pulled out the flannel pajamas this week!

I think most of you would agree that Fall and apples can only mean one thing – apple pie.  I love a good apple pie.  I don’t like making pie crust.  That is why I love my Easy Apple Pie recipe so much.  There is no pie crust.  If you haven’t made this apple pie before you must.  Remember, no pie crust!

This week I decided since it wasn’t totally Fall yet and our afternoons were still pretty warm that I would make a different version of apple pie -

Apple Pie Ice Cream

apple pieApple Pie Ice Cream has all the flavors and things I love about apple pie but in an ice cream form.   Of course there are yummy, cinnamon and sugar coated apples along with the crunch of cinnamon graham crackers.  What apple pie would be complete without  a scoop of ice cream on top.  Apple Pie Ice Cream has the ice cream built in!  This particular ice cream has the addition of cinnamon making it even more delicious.
Apple Pie Ice Cream

The first step is to caramelize your apples.  I used Granny Smith’s because I like a nice tart apple in my apple pie.

  It helps to balance out all the sugary sweetness of apple pie.
Apple Pie Ice CreamI cooked them up in some butter and then added in sugar and cinnamon
Apple Pie Ice Cream
Stir until the apples brown and the sugar caramelizes.
Apple Pie Ice Cream

Next you mix up your ice cream base and put it into the ice cream maker and process until the ice cream is thick.  Then stir in the caramelized apples and broken up cinnamon graham crackers.  Put into the freezer to harden up.

In order to make this Apple Pie Ice Cream even more amazing I topped it off with caramel sauce!
Apple Pie Ice Cream
You can use store bought caramel sauce or my yummy caramel sauce recipe would be even more delicious!
Apple Pie Ice CreamI made the ice cream in my table top 2 qt. Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker.

I loved all the cinnamony goodness in the ice cream – cinnamon sugar apples, cinnamon ice cream and cinnamon graham crackers.

Apple Pie Ice CreamThis Apple Pie Ice Cream would also be amazing on top of an actual apple pie – double apple pie goodness.
Apple Pie Ice Cream

Apple Pie Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C whole milk
  • 1 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 C half and half
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 C whipping cream
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 cinnamon graham crackers, broken into small pieces

Instructions

  • Peel, core and dice apples.
  • Saute apples in butter. Add in 3 Tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon and cook until browned and caramelized, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool.
  • Crush graham crackers
  • Combine milk, 1 1/4 C sugar, salt, half and half, vanilla extract, whipping cream and 2 tsp cinnamon into the ice cream maker.
  • Process until done.
  • Stir in caramelized apples and crush cinnamon graham crackers
  • Put in freezer to harden up.

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Comments

  1. 1
    Angie Young says:

    Where did you get the little foil tins? Love your blog, by the way. It really “speaks” to me. I’ll be making this ice cream for a potluck at church this weekend!

  2. 2
    Dawn says:

    Yum! I will put this on my ice cream list.

  3. 3
    carrian says:

    looooove this ice cream treat! It screams fall, and delicious, and eat me, and way too many other things. loverly
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    • 3.1
      Leigh Anne says:

      Thanks Carrian. I was so ready for fall but the temperatures weren’t quite there yet so I figured this ice cream was just what I needed – a little bit Fall, a little bit summer!

  4. 4

    Oh my this looks delicious! I don’t know what it is about fall that makes me want to make ice cream! :-)
    Camille @ Growing Up Gabel recently posted..Slow Cooker Dinner Rolls

  5. 5
    Ronda E says:

    Can’t wait to try this out!! Looks so yummy!

  6. 6

    I’m hosting an It’s Fall Y’all ~ Linky Party. I would love for you to share this, and any other Fall projects you have! Hope to see you there :)

  7. 7
    Kara says:

    Holey moley Leigh Anne, this looks utterly amazing! I cannot wait to try it. And I agree with you, homemade ice cream is always in season! :)
    Kara recently posted..Look What I Made! Link Party 9-26-2012

  8. 8
    Karina says:

    Oh yeah, definitely want to try this one! We have the same ice cream maker, and love it. We just made an ice cream with pear and the pears got too crystalized after freezing even though we reduced them. Did you find that happened with the apples at all?

  9. 9
    KayleneP says:

    Oh my, I just love apple pie! Having the ice cream built in sounds wonderful. I’ll have to give this recipe a try very soon!
    KayleneP recently posted..Cairns: My Favourite Places to Visit

  10. 10
    Jeni says:

    This didn’t set for me. No eggs?? It tasted good tho!

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