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Caramel Apple Crisp Is On The Dessert Menu Tonight!

  • PrintYou will never look at Apple Crisp quite the same way after trying this recipe…It’s scrumptious!

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Last November I created and posted this recipe…It’s become a fall favorite in our home…If you love caramel apples, and apple crisp, this is a must try recipe! I can’t wait to serve it for dessert tonight with a scoop of Vanilla Bean Gelato! 

Caramel Apple Crisp

Crumble Topping Ingredients

2 ½ cups flour

1 ¼ cup granulated sugar

1 ½ stick cold unsalted butter cut into bite size pieces

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon each cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice

1 teaspoon apple pie spice

Crumble Step by Step

1. In medium mixing bowl, combine all crumble ingredients

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2. Using pastry cutter, work butter into dry ingredients until crumbly dry texture is achieved; reserve

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Caramel Sauce Ingredients

12 Gala Apples

2 cup granulated sugar

2 stick unsalted butter, plus 1 tablespoon

2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

4 tablespoon dark molasses

Step By Step

1. Using 1 tablespoon butter grease13x9x2 glass baking dish, set aside

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2. Peel, core and slice apples 1/8 inch thickness; reserve in mixing bowl

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3. Combine sugar, butter, vanilla bean paste, and molasses in medium sauce pan

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4. Warm over low heat until sugar and butter completely dissolve and mixture is bubbling, boil 5-7 minutes

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5. Pour over reserve apples; mix well; transfer to prepared buttered baking dish

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6.  Arrange reserved crumble mixture evenly over apples

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3.  In preheated 375 degree oven, bake 35 minutes or until apples are fork tender

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4.  Cool 10 minutes; serve with whipped cream, or ice cream

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The Move…

I can’t begin to thank Capt Pete Mondello enough for his recommendation for the cryovaced (spelling?) frozen 8 oz portions of tuna at Market Basket for $6.50 per lb.  Also available at Stop and Shop.  Get the little container of real wasabi too.

So you get a portion, leave it out for a couple hours to thaw, cut open the package carve off a slice, spread on a little wasabi and drizzle soy sauce.  I stuffed myself with about 6.5 ounces.  Straight lean protein.  Delicious.  No Brainer city.

Calling All Chefs World Premiere in NYC Featuring Paolo Laboa Chef Who Will Be Opening In Former Space of Alchemy

Nubar Alexanian’s documentary short, Calling All Chefs is having its World Premiere at the NYC Food Film Festival on October 30th. Produced by Walker Creek Media, this is the story of the improbable collaboration between a sub shop owner and a Michelin-starred Italian chef who moved to Cape Ann with his family and needed a job.

Both Alexanian & Laboa will be at the premiere in New York, where Chef Paolo and his wife Mercedes will be making a little something special for all 300 guests to taste while they watch the film.

If you’ll be in NYC you can get tickets HERE. The NYC Food Film Festival is a wonderful event, where people who love food can eat, drink and watch films about the growing, prepping and cooking of all kinds of food.

Editor’s note: Paolo Laboa and wife Mercedes will be opening up shop in the former Alchemy space soon.

Bacon Doughnuts From Brothers brew In rockport Are Every Bit As Ridiculous as They Sound

DSC08242Thanks Paul Bruce for bringing these bad boys in when you came by for our interview about Benjamin Smith Playground.

Note to other folks wishing to come on to promote their stuff- We don’t charge and love to help get the word out about your organization but buttering up your host with scrumptious food, well that’s just plain intelligence at work.

I’m not saying that by bringing in these Bacon doughnuts had anything to do with Paul getting the top GMG time slot of the week (8AM Monday morning) but it totally did. Winking smile

 

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Where can you get Breakfast Boats? George’s Coffee Shop That’s Where!

I feel like every time I do a post about breakfast in Gloucester I have to attach the “We are so blessed to have so many awesome breakfast joints in Gloucester” disclaimer but there are a couple that are just straight up special and have been executing perfectly for decades.  George’s is one of the elite of the elite in town.  If you haven’t gone there recently you’re really missing out.  nephew BJ is monster fan of the breakfast boats shown here-

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Aurelia Nelson Gives Chazz Palminteri Sista Felicia’s Cookbook

A Bronx Tale is in my top 10 all time movies, my favorite scene was in the bar when the bikers came in and Chazz delivers the classic line- “Now Youse Can’t Leave.”  You gotta watch the YouTube clip of that scene just below this picture.

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Aurelia Nelson is the host of Curtain Up on North Shore 104.9 and has been hosting the movie nights at The Harbor Walk.  Her show Curtain Up! with Aurelia Nelson airs Sundays 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  You can listen to the last Curtain Up taped July 21 by clicking here

If you need a quick gift idea or would like to treat yourself and your family you can purchase one of Sista Felicia’s Cookbooks here-

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Here’s the Deal On Alchemy…

We will be reopening fall 2014 with Chef Paolo Laboa in the kitchen. Paolo’s menu will consist of genuine Northern Italian cuisine that showcases the freshest, local ingredients at approachable prices.


If you want to catch Paolo before the opening, he will be touring the Serenitee Group restaurants. Paolo will work the team to create a signature dish that reflects his interpretation of the restaurant’s cuisine.


Head to Facebook for more information on where Paolo is: https://www.facebook.com/AlchemyBistro

Thank you!
Sam 

Paolo and Chef Scott at Opus

Katerina’s Place Opening Information

Not to be confused with Katrina’s on Rogers Street, this is on Railroad Ave near Donut Jims.

 

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Toby Pett forwards this info-

Katerina’s Place…workers say target opening date 7.1.14….with 9.1.14 target date to include breakfast. ..former owner of Supreme. ..if you liked Supreme you will like Katerina’s…

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