Martha Stewart Living, October 2011
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 cup heavy cream
12 apples, such as Gala or Macoun
1 lemon, halved
3 pints vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan over high heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is dark, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat, and carefully pour in cream (mixture will spatter); whisk until smooth. Let cool.
Slice the top 3/4 inch from each apple; discard. Using a spoon or melon baller, scoop out enough flesh to fit a scoop of ice cream. Drizzle with some lemon juice to prevent flesh from browning.
Fill each apple with a scoop of ice cream. Spoon caramel on top, and sprinkle with walnuts.
Submitted by Bryan Scott from “Bryan and Nikki in the Morning” on 101.9 WDEZ and online @ http://wdez.com/