Apple pie ice cream recipe. Cinnamon ice cream base, with stewed apple and pastry crumble stirred in. Then to serve it i made some candied apple slices and a few pastry leaves.Jump to Recipe
To make ice cream at home its easiest if you have an ice cream machine to churn it. They take up a bit of space on the kitchen counter, but they are worth it.
I love this time of the year when i can go to the orchard and pick baskets of apples, Usually i bake a pie, but this year i decided to use some for apple pie ice cream.
The orchard is close to my house and as children my dad would take us there at the weekends.
The orchard has so many trees with all different varieties of apples.
It looks so beautiful and colourful when they are full of fruit. The apples there usually get used for cider, which is quite popular here in Devon.
Usually i take the dog with me and he runs around the feild looking for the sheep that are usually there to keep the bracken down and snack on the windfalls.
This year i went with my grandma and we walked around collecting them together.
Candied apple slices are a great snack to eat or have with cakes or ice cream. The need to be eaten right away. I have added the instructions below.
Apple pie ice cream
To get the flavour of an apple pie i made a brown sugar cinnamon ice cream and then stirred in some stewed apple and crumbled pastry.
I used brown sugar to get a nice caramelised flavour and colour, but you can use white caster sugar if you prefer.
Left over pastry can be used to make some leaves by rolling it out and cutting leaf shapes.
Brush them with an egg wash and sprinkle over some demerara sugar and bake for about 15 20 minutes at 180c/350f until golden.
Apple pie ice cream
- ice cream maker
Ice cream base
- 300 ml double cream
- 250 ml whole milk
- 5 egg yolks
- 120 g brown sugar 2/3 cup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- very large cooking apple of two smaller ones granny smith approx 250g once cored and peeled
- 100 ml water
- 5 tbsp sugar
- 110 g plain flour
- 60 g unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 yolk
Ice cream base
- Add the milk and cream and vanilla in a pan and bring to a gentle simmer
- In a large bowl mix together the yolks, sugar and cinnamon, then once the milk has reached a simmer slowly bowl into the bowl with the yolks while stirring it constantly. Pour back into the pan and continue to whisk until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon, mix in a pinch of salt. Pour through a sieve into a bowl, and then cover with plastic wrap so it touches the surface of the custard so a skin doesn't form. let cool then place in the fridge.
- Peel and core the apple and then cut into small chunks. Add to a pan with the water and sugar and simmer until the apple becomes soft. Puree using a spoon or fork. let cool
- Preheat the oven to 180c 350f.Cut butter into small chunks and add to a bowl with the flour, salt and sugar and rub together until it resembles fine bread crumbs.Add the yolk and mix until it comes together. cover and chill. crumble into small bits and place on a lined baking tray, bake for 6 minutes then toss the crumbles and bake for a further 6 minutes. toss tray again and if needed bake for a further 2 minutes. let cool.
Making the ice cream
- Mix the cooled custard and stewed apple together and pour into ice cream machine and churn. Add some crumbles into a tin then add some of the churned ice cream, then add some more crumbles and add the last of the ice cream and top with the more crumbles. place in freezer for about 4 hours then serve.
Candied apple slices are optional but they really add a lovely flavour when served with the ice cream. Make before serving so they stay nice and crunchy.
Candied apple sliced
- mandolin slicer or sharp knife
- 1 or 2 apples
- 4 tbsp caster sugar (add more if needed)
Making the candied apples
- Preheat the oven to 180c 350fPlace sugar on a plate.Thinly slice the apples using a mandolin slicer, then press the apples into the sugar so it coats both sides then place on a lined baking tray.Place in the oven for 10 minutes, remove the tray and gently flip the apples over to cook the underside. NOTE the sugar will have become hot so be careful it doesn't burn your fingers. flip them using a knife. Place tray back in the oven for another 10 minutes until crispy. carefully remove from baking tray and place apple slices on cooling rack. You can turn the trays every 5 minutes so they brown evenly.