I realize it’s march and apple pie is generally more of a fall dessert, but I had some apples I needed to use and wanted to make something easy, light, and refreshing. After a little research I ran across Jamie Geller’s recipe for Deconstructed Apple Pie and thought it’d be a fun dessert to try.
If you need a quick dessert that tastes good, this is it! My version was a little heavy on the apples and if I did this again I would try to follow Jamie’s recipe a little closer. It was super easy and a lot of fun toasting the wonton wrappers in honey and cinnamon.
You can’t have apple pie without ice cream and since we were entertaining I wanted to go all out so I decided to make vanilla ice cream. I’m in the process of making my own vanilla extract so I happened to have some vanilla beans on hand so we went with our favorite ice cream recipe from Alton Brown. This recipe isn’t hard but since the ice cream tastes best if you let it freeze overnight you will need to do it the day before.
This wasn’t as pretty as Jamie’s dessert was merely because I didn’t have the right bowls for this but overall I felt like it was a great looking (& tasting) dessert!