The Internet made meal planning an easy reality. Blogs, recipe sites, access to foods and cuisines previously unheard of. Ingredients, even.
And then the gifs. Gif recipe loops on imgur and the like are addictive to the foodie-inclined.
One that has kept my mind occupied before but that I only just worked up the nerve to try was the Apple Pie Bake.
Innocuous name for something you can’t look away from. If you clicked the link, you probably haven’t looked away yet.
I will wait.
A local restaurant (Chimi V’s) serves an apple pie on a sizzling skillet slathered with this sauce to die for and sided by ice cream. This is the only apple-pie-ish recipe that comes close.
But seriously, if you have the sauce recipe for that apple pie, I will not be upset if you feel the need to share. Seriously (which my phone for some reason recognizes as “hey, Siri” and feels the need to turn Siri on. Does anyone else have that problem? No? Just me?).
I wouldn’t mind if you share it with me.
But back to the Apple Pie Bake. This is a recipe I only made one change to. I peeled the apples before chopping them. Cooked apples in their skin makes me cringe.
Have you returned yet from the Imgur-Addictive-Watching?
Apple Pie Bake
Source: Imgur (See link above)
2 packages refrigerated cinnamon roll dough, frosting packs reserved and bought to room temperature, dough chopped roughly
1/2 cup milk
1 T cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 T butter
2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 cup brown sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spread the dough chunks evenly in the bottom of a 9×9 square pan. Whisk together milk, cinnamon, eggs and vanilla. Pour it over the cinnamon roll dough. In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add brown sugar and apples and cook until apples are softened. Pour apple mixture over dough and custard mixture. Drizzle both packets of frosting over the mixture.
Place the pan atop a cookie sheet to catch any bubble-over.
Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes until cinnamon roll dough is cooked and top is browned.
Cool slightly before cutting into squares and eating a la mode with vanilla bean ice cream slowly melting atop the apple pie bake wedge.
This recipe is completely Muffin (and Mama and Josh) approved!!!
Do you have a favorite gif recipe? Let me know below