Apple Pie Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1½ tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced (I prefer Granny Smith for cooking/baking)
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 tbsp. dark rum (optional)
  • 1 cup graham crackers, chopped small

Stacked Applesauce Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 3/4 c. unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 c. unsweetened applesauce
  • Cinnamon Whipped Cream
  • 2 tbsp. Confectioners’ sugar (optional)

Citrus Mint Cooler

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
  • 1 cup orange juice (about 6 oranges)
  • 10 mint sprigs
  • 1 bottle (32 ounces) ginger ale, chilled
  • Cold water
  • Ice cubes

Directions

  1. Place first five ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Cover; remove from heat and let steep until cool. Strain. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. To serve, fill chilled glasses or a pitcher with equal amounts of fruit juice, ginger ale and water. Add ice and serve immediately.