It is apple season in the Pacific Northwest and we're celebrating with a fun recipe we developed using this amazing fruit. You know how much I love Lavender, but my next favorite thing is caramel...and I had to use some of my favorite Caramel Sauce made by, Sweet Cravings Candy Co. for a yummy dip for this recipe. Makes you ready for the fall and want to lick your fingers.
Lavender Apple Ring Fries
2-3 apples, sliced 1/4" thick
1 cup flour
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup lavender sugar (reserve 2 Tbsp for topping apples)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400℉.
In a small bowl combine lavender sugar and cinnamon. Stir until blended and reserve 2 Tbsp. for topping apples.
In a medium sized bowl mix together flour, lavender sugar, melted butter, and milk. With a whisk stir batter until smooth. Using a apple core slicer, cut the cores out of your apples, and slice 1/4" thick. Dip your apple slices into your batter and then lay them on a oil sprayed cookie sheet, or cookie sheet with silpat mat. Once you have filled your cookie sheet, sprinkle your reserved lavender sugar cinnamon mixture over the top of your battered apples.
Bake in 400 ℉ for 20-25 minutes or until golden on top.
While apples are baking make up your Lavender Caramel Dipping Sauce.
Lavender Caramel Dipping Sauce
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup caramel sauce
1/2 tsp lavender extract
Combine with a hand held mixer in a small mixing bowl, cream cheese, caramel sauce and lavender extract until smooth. Drizzle over the top more caramel sauce.
Once apples are toasted from the oven serve warm from the oven with your lavender caramel dip.
I am Nicole Callen, lavender lover, farmer, and owner of Norwood Lavender Farm. My intention for this page is to bring you great lavender related content that you can use. Most of it contains culinary adventures that transpire in my kitchen, as I have a love for the complex floral flavor and depth that lavender brings to cooking. I like to say, "where nature meets gourmet".