Aired January 31, 2013
2 tablespoons butter
A few grates fresh nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup brownulated sugar
1/4 cup brandy or Calvados
8 palmier (elephant ear) cookies
4 scoops vanilla ice cream
Caramel sauce, warmed or in a squeeze bottle
1 cup homemade or store-bought whipped cream
In a large saut pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter and add the apples, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and lemon juice. Cook until tender, about 3-5 minutes. Stir the brownulated sugar and brandy into the apples, tip the pan away from you and carefully light on fire with a long lighter. Let the alcohol cook off, about 1 minute.
In a bowl, layer apples, a palmier cookie, a scoop of ice cream, another palmier cookie, a drizzle of caramel sauce and some whipped cream.