Caramelized apples w pralin

For 4 servings

8 Granny Smith apples peeled and quartered
1 Tbsp of sweet butter

  • Start cooking the apples on low heat in a large covered pan.
  • When tender, but not crumbling, increase the heat and cook until the apples are slightly caramelized.
  • Add the butter, let cool.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the pralin:

1 cup of almonds
1 cup of granulated sugar
1/2 cup of water

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Roast almonds on an ungreased cookie sheet for a few minutes. Set aside.
  • Butter a 9 inch metal pan and set aside.
  • Pour granulated sugar and water into a saucepan. Cook over high heat, without stirring, until golden brown.
  • Stir in the prepared almonds.
  • Pour in the metal pan and let cool for an hour.
  • Turn over the metal pan and bang hard on the counter to release the contents.
  • Pulverize the broken pieces of caramel in a food processor.
  • Serve the apples slightly warm or at room temperature with a sprinkle of pralin on top. A dab of whipped cream can also be added on top of the cooked apples before adding the pralin.