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Pommes De Vie a la Mode

Broiled Apples with Maple Syrup Flamed with Pomme de Vie -Vermont Apple Brandy
Serves 4-6

Imagine this dramatic flaming dessert with a scoop of Strafford Creamery Vanilla Ice Cream. You will love its’ flavor of a sophisticated tart without the added hassle, preparation time or calories of a crust.

4-6 Firm local organic apples such as Jonagold, Northern Spy or Cortlands

Juice of 1 lemon

4 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/3 cup Maple syrup (cooking grade has more flavor)

3 tablespoons ‘Pomme de Vie’ Vermont Apple Brandy

Preheat broiler.

Peel, core and cut apples into fat 1/4-inch thick slices, cover with lemon juice and half the sugar.

Place the butter on a heavy cookie sheet or shallow baking pan in the warm oven to melt. Place the apples on the coated surface in a single layer and broil approximately 6 inches from the flames until the apples are golden for about 7 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle on remaining sugar and broil until the edges are just beginning to darken or slightly char.

Meanwhile bring the maple syrup to a boil adding the brandy for 3 minutes

Serve hot apples with the sauce accompanied by vanilla ice cream.

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