This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Vanilla Apples with Sweetheart Croutes.
VANILLA APPLES WITH SWEETHEART CROUTES
4 Tbs butter, divided
2 large Gala apples (or other red apple)
2 Tbs vanilla extract
3 slices white country bread, cut into heart shapes with a cookie cutter
sugar, for sprinkling (optional)
1. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet.
2. Core and finely slice apples (leave peel on if your intended eaters will go for that). Add them to the skillet, cooking for about 3 minutes, then add the vanilla and cook for about another 5 minutes total, turning once (until browned).
3. Remove apples to platter, then add the remaining 1 Tbsp. butter to the pan and quickly fry the sweetheart croutes until browned and slightly crisp.
4. Arrange croutes on the plate with the apples; sprinkle with sugar (if using).
Recipe Source: Adapted from Nigella Express
*To make this a more decadent dessert, serve with a little bit of freshly whipped cream.
“This was a fun after school snack for the kids.”
-San Diego, CA