Thursday, October 16, 2008

Apple Surprise

In honor of our glorious apple season here in Maine, another wonderful dessert from my great grandmother! The recipe used spelling sirup vs syrup, so I have corrected the spelling but am left to wonder if this was some sort of vernacular or if Mima was a bad speller.

apples of uniform size
orange rind or marmalade
whipped cream

  • Peel, but don't core, uniform size apples.
  • Prepare a rich syrup with equal parts sugar and water and cook 5 minutes.
  • Simmer apples in syrup until they are translucent. Remove from syrup and chill.
  • Add 2 tablespoons grated orange rind or chopped marmalade for each cup of syrup.
  • Simmer several minutes, then cool.
  • When ready to serve, spoon syrup over chilled apples.
  • Serve with whipped cream

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