A spoon full of sugar...
What do you do when you're nine-months pregnant during a pandemic and craving some apple pie? Well, you could send your husband to the store to try and find one if there are any left on the shelves, or you could get a little creative. That's what Tara did today when the mood struck for a sweet treat and she realized a trip into town for such a luxury is no longer a wise option.
She wanted to make something quick and delicious. Although her version is a bit more decadent than has to be, at its core this apple pie in a cup is a limited ingredient treat that can be easily replicated at the cottage, while glamping or in a zombie apocalypse scenario.
Whiskey Apple Pie in a Cup
4 - apples
3/4 cup - packed brown sugar
1 tsp - cinnamon
1/4 tsp - nutmeg
1/2 cup - water
2 tbs - butter
3 graham crackers or a handful of teddy grahams
vanilla ice cream
optional adult additions
1.5 oz maple whiskey liqueur, or your favourite whiskey or bourbon
1 oz your favourite whiskey cream liqueur
serves 2-4 depending on portion sizes.
Start by peeling your apples.
Dice the apples into appropriate bite-sized pieces, the more uniform the sizes the simpler the cooking time.
Put your pan of apples on the stove on med-high heat. Stir in water, sugar, and spices. Let simmer for approximately 7-10 minutes stirring occasionally.
Add your maple whiskey liqueur or bourbon at this time and let simmer for another 2-3 minutes gently stirring it in. This will incorporate the flavours while cooking off the alcohol content, so it's safe for all to enjoy.
Add the butter while removing it from the heat. Stir in the butter until it is fully incorporated.
Crush the graham cracker topping as though it were the focus of all your bitterness and rage. Then assemble and garnish it to your liking.
Please note the Forty Creek garnish was added to Dustin's only, and incorporating the liqueur while it was still on the heat burns off the alcohol keeping it safe for all.