Recipe: Apple Hand Pies With Goat’s Milk Caramel Dipping Sauce
Makes 12 hand pies
Recipe inspired by Sarah Yates of A House In the Hills – discovered via one of my all-time favorite blogs: A Cup of Joe
For the pie crust:
2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/3 cup + 3 tbsp. ice water
For the filling:
1 1/2 cups of peeled, cored and chopped baking apples – we used Macintosh
1 tsp. flour
1 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cardamon
1 tbsp. sugar
8oz Fat Toad Farm Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauce – we used our favorite Original Caramel
Sprinkle of Fleur de Sel to garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl combine apples, flour, lemon juice, sugar and spices. Mix and set aside.
In a food processor fitted with an “S” blade, combine flour, salt and sugar to start creating your pie crust. Add butter to food processor and pulse until the flour is mixed, when you squeeze the mixture it should stick together. Add 1-2 tablespoons more butter if needed. Add ice water and pulse until dough is sticky enough to form into a ball.
Remove dough and place on a lightly floured surface and use a rolling pin to flatten to 1/4″ thickness. Be careful to not over-handle the dough, roll only as much as needed, in one direction, to flatten it. Use a 3.5″ biscuit cutter to create 12 circles. Roll each circle a several times to further flatten to about 1/8″.
Scoop a spoonful of apple mixture onto each dough circle, fold over and press edges with a fork to seal. Cut three small slices in the top of each hand pie. Place pies on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until crust is golden on the edges. Let cool before serving. Dip in goat’s milk caramel and sprinkle with a dash of Fleur de Sel finishing sale for a savory kick. Enjoy!
One 9 inch pie crust (use your favorite homemade recipe or store-bought)
4 medium sized baking apples,(Empire, Rome or other), peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
1/2 cup of your favorite Fat Toad Farm Goat’s Milk Caramel
1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon sugar
Directions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Roll dough out into one large or two small rounds on a baking sheet. Toss together apples and caramel. Mound caramel and apples in the middle of the dough leaving a 1-inch border. Fold dough up and over apples, to enclose fruit and prevent caramel from seeping out. Brush edges of dough with egg wash, and sprinkle with sugar. Bake until apples are tender and crust is golden brown, about 35-40 minutes.
Take your favorite granola to the next level: add blueberries and top with a drizzle of goat’s milk caramel sauce. Yum!
Grilled Peaches with Greek Yogurt and Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauce
2 ripe Peaches
Butter or Vegetable Oil
½ cup Greek Yogurt or Crème Fraiche
½ cup Fat Toad Farm Original Goat’s Milk Caramel
Heat grill to medium-high heat. Cut peaches in half and remove pits. Brush insides of peaches with melted butter or vegetable oil. Place pit side down on grill and let cook for 4-5 minutes or until peaches begin to soften and grill marks appear. Brush tops with butter or oil and flip. Cook for a few more minutes. Remove and fill insides with Greek yogurt or crème fraiche. Drizzle with caramel and serve warm!
Yes ma’am – the recipe is finally here from the blog of style and deliciousness Avery and Augustine. Hmmmmmm.
Peaches (I used organic yellow peaches from Ferraro Farms)
Trader Joe’s French Vanilla ice cream
Fat Toad Farm goat’s milk caramel
Trader Joe’s Speculoos cookies
When I first started thinking about what kind of popsicles to make for our summer party, I looked through so many delicious recipes and ideas (and pinned some to my Summer board on Pinterest) and eventually decided on a peach and caramel popsicle. I knew I wanted to use Fat Toad Farm’s caramel, but couldn’t find an exact recipe for the popsicle. I eventually found this apricot salted caramel popsicle from Johnny’s Pops in Vancouver and later received this recipe in an email newsletter from Fat Toad Farm. After doing some more reading about other people’s experiences with homemade peach ice cream, I went on to experiment.
I sliced the peaches, sprinkled them generously with brown sugar and roasted them in the oven for 30-40 minutes at about 350 degrees. Also, based on some friends’ advice, I sprinkled the peaches with some sea salt, which enhanced their flavor. While waiting for the peaches to roast, I set out the ice cream to let it soften a bit and also smashed the Speculoos cookies into crumbs in a ziploc bag using a heavy ice cream scooper. After the peaches were done, I peeled and chopped them and put them in a small bowl. I poured some Fat Toad caramel sauce into a sandwich-sized ziploc bag and snipped off a corner to get it ready for piping. I found this great tip for filling a ziploc bag for piping using a glass–I don’t remember the original website, but here is another reference.
WIth all the ingredients ready, I scooped a thin layer of softened ice cream into a big bowl, mixed in some chopped peaches and drizzled the caramel sauce over all that. Then I spooned the mixture into 3 oz. Dixie cups, sprinkled Speculoos cookie crumbs over the top, packed the crumbs in a bit and inserted a wooden ice cream spoon halfway into each cup. I repeated the process a few times until I had enough popsicles for the party. I let them freeze overnight, but depending on how cold your freezer is, at least 24 hours might be best to give the popsicles enough time to solidify.
A few notes: I read somewhere that fruit tends to lose its sweetness after being frozen and definitely found this to be the case. Next time, I will probably use more brown sugar while roasting the peaches. I chose Trader Joe’s ice cream to use as a base for the popsicles because it is dense and doesn’t have a lot of air in it (compared to some other brands), kind of like gelato–that was the kind of texture I wanted the popsicles to have.
Our Goat’s Milk Caramel is equally delicious used to sweeten up hot caffeine beverages as it is used to add some caramel goodness to cold summer drinks. For this refreshing Caramel Cold Brew Iced Coffee we drizzle caramel around the inside edge of a glass, add 1/2 a glass cold brew and 1/2 a glass milk and then top it off with ice. Enjoy!
Have you had it yet? An affogato is a great summer treat. Who doesn’t want ice cream this time of year? And who doesn’t need a shot of espresso any time of year?! This an incredibly easy and delicious dessert to make. Here ya go, step-by-step:
1. Scoop ice cream into cup.
2. Make hot shot of espresso.
3. Pour espresso over ice cream.
4. Drizzle amply with caramel! Go pure and simple with our Original Caramel or get a little boozy with Salted Bourbon Caramel!