Caramel Apple Sundaes
Hollowed-out apples are used as serving dishes for vanilla ice cream, topped with a caramel sauce and walnuts.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 12 apples, such as Gala or Macoun
- 1 lemon, halved
- 3 pints vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan over high heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is dark, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat, and carefully pour in cream (mixture will spatter); whisk until smooth. Let cool.
Slice the top 3/4 inch from each apple; discard. Using a spoon or melon baller, scoop out enough flesh to fit a scoop of ice cream. Drizzle with some lemon juice to prevent flesh from browning.
Fill each apple with a scoop of ice cream. Spoon caramel on top, and sprinkle with walnuts.