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Ep 24 Katie and Nikki: Kick-Ass Apple Pie with Burnt Butter Ice-Cream

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Prep: 1 hour (+ freezing)  

Cook: 50 mins

Serves: 4



Burnt Butter Ice Cream

  • 125g salted butter
  • 400ml thickened cream
  • 225ml milk
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt



  • 150g plain flour
  • 100 cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 2-3 tsp iced water



  • 2 chai teabags
  • 500ml boiling water
  • 55g brown sugar
  • 4 green apples, peeled, cored, cut into 2cm pieces 


Butterscotch Sauce

  • 110g brown sugar
  • 30g butter
  • 150ml thickened cream
  • 25g macamdamia nuts, chopped, roasted



  1. To make ice cream, melt butter in a small frying pan over medium low heat until dark golden brown.
  2. Heat cream and milk in a saucepan over medium heat until hot.
  3. Whisk egg yolks, sugars and salt until pale and creamy. Slowly add hot cream mixture, whisking continuously. Return mixture to saucepan. Stir over a low heat until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Stir in brown butter. Strain. Cool. Refrigerate until cold. Churn in an ice-cream maker according to manufacturers instructions.
  4. To make pastry, process flour and butter to form fine crumbs. Add water, processing until mixture just comes together.
  5. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly until smooth. Shape into a disc and cover in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to rest.
  6. Meanwhile, to make filling, place teabags, sugar and the water in a medium saucepan. Set aside to infuse for 1 hour. Remove teabags. Add apples and place over a low heat. Bring to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until apples are just tender. Drain apples and set aide.
  7. Preheat oven to 180C.
  8. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface and use to line four 11cm round fluted loose based tart tins.
  9. Line tart shells with baking paper and fill with baking beads or rice. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove paper and beads. Bake for a about a further 10 minutes or until golden and crisp. Cool completely.
  10. To make butterscotch sauce, stir sugar, butter and cream over a medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in nuts.
  11. To assemble, fill tart shells with apples and drizzle with sauce. Serve with burnt butter ice cream.