Monday, March 17, 2008

Apple Oatmeal Crisp with Irish Whiskey Cream

In true Irish form, and since people have giving me a hard time lately about only cooking with liquor lately, leave it up to me to make whipped cream inedible to children.
This makes your mouth and your tummy warm. Goes down smooth and it's not overly sweet. It's truly for adults only......

Apple Oatmeal Crisp with Irish Whiskey Cream

1 stick unsalted butter

2 pounds of apples, peeled and sliced

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup flour

2 tablespoons Irish Whiskey

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon cardamom (very expensive spice.....but absolutely necessary. when I first opened it I thought it smelled like blue berries. It's an amazing spice to me.)

pinch of salt

1/4 cup oatmeal

In large skillet melt 3 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat. Add Apples, lemon juice, 1/2 cup of the brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of flour. Stir well and cook for 5 minutes. Add the whiskey, cinnamon, cardamom and salt, stir well, and cook for 1 minute, Remove from heat.

In large bowl comnine the remaining four, oatmeal and remaining 1/2 sup of brown sugar. Add remaining 5 tablespoons of butter and with your fingers work the micture until it resembles coarse crumbs. (you can add finely chopped walnuts to this as well)

Place apple mixture in the greased pan and sprinkle with crumb mixture evenly over the top. Bake until golden brown and bubbly, about 35-40 minutes. Serve hot with Irish Whiskey Cream (recipe follows)

Irish Whiskey Cream

1 cup heavy cream

1 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoons Irish Whiskey (you can use less if you want, but it's oh-so-good with that much)

Whip cream until it begins to form soft peaks. Add sugar and whiskey and beat until stiff peaks form. Cover and chill as needed.

1 comment:

Lisa Walsh said...

That looks soooo yummy!