Once you try this amazingly delicious apple topping served piping hot over vanilla ice cream, it will be your new favorite.
This apple cinnamon topping transforms vanilla ice cream into a delectable dessert. It tastes like apple pie a la mode without the crust — comfort food to the max. Did I mention it’s made with brown butter and brown sugar-coated walnuts? This topping is super easy and quick to make. It’s one of those things you can make in a jiff with just a few ingredients from your pantry and a couple of apples. It can be served right from the skillet to the ice cream. Old-fashioned goodness at its best.
Brown butter and apple cinnamon ice cream topping recipe
Serves 3 to 4
- 2 Granny Smith apples (peeled and cored)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 dashes salt
- 1/2 cup water
- Chop the apples into about 1-inch pieces. Set aside for a moment.
- Heat a medium-size skillet on low to medium heat.
- In the skillet, add the butter and stir until it starts to turn a golden color (about 2 minutes).
- Then add the brown sugar and walnuts. Continuously stir the mixture until the walnuts are coated on all sides (about 2 to 3 minutes).
- Add the apples, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and salt. Stir all ingredients together.
- Add the water and continue stirring.
- Cook until the apples start to get soft (but not mushy) and the liquid reduces to a syrup-type consistency (about 6 or 7 minutes).
- Serve hot over vanilla ice cream.