Apple crisp with Maple Whipped Cream and Spiced Apple in a Jar

Yield : about 4 jars
Spiced Apples Recipe adapted from A la DiStasio
Apple crisp in a jar adapted from Ricardo
Spiced apples
1/2 cup brown sugar
Juice of two lemons
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 bay leaves
3 peppercorns
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
3 cloves
Seeds of 1/2 vanilla bean
6 cups apples peeled, cored and cut into cubes
2 x ½ teaspoons butter
1/8 cup apple juice
Whipped Cream
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon maple extract
** You could also put about 2 tablespoons of maple syrup instead of the sugar and the extract.
½ cup oat
¼ cup flour
¼ cup butter, melted and cooled
¼ cup brown sugar
Spiced apples
Preheat oven to 275ºF.
With a mortar and a pestle, grind the peppercorns and cloves together.
In a medium bowl, mix the brown sugar, the spices (except the bay leaves), the vanilla seeds and the lemon juice. Add the apples and mix well.
Spread the apples in a large baking tin. Add the bay leaves, butter and drizzle with apple juice. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for about 50 minutes or until the apples are tender. Let cool completely.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add the butter and mix until combined.
Spread on the cookie sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes. Stir and continue baking until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Let cool completely.
Whipped Cream
In a bowl, add the cream, the sugar and the maple extract. Whip until soft peaks form.
Fill a pastry bag with the whipped cream. Pipe a layer of cream at the base of each jar.
Spoon a layer of about 1/4 cup spiced apples.
Spoon crisp on top.
Eat immediately.

Courtesy of:  http://sugarforthebrain.com/2013/09/12/apple-crisp-with-maple-whipped-cream-and-spiced-apple-in-a-jar/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=apple-crisp-with-maple-whipped-cream-and-spiced-apple-in-a-jar

Dori Ross