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Carla Hall's Apple Compote Napoleon with Cinnamon Ginger Wafers and Toasted Walnuts

Assemble This Delicious Napoleon This Fall

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"The Chew's" Carla Hall whips up some potato salad and apple pie.
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Servings:6
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

Finish your meal with something crunchy and sweet. With flavors of cinnamon and ginger, you won't be disappointed!

Ingredients

  • For the wafers:
  • 6 sheets phyllo dough
  • 1 can olive oil spray
  • ?? cup granulated sugar
  • ?? teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ?? teaspoon ground ginger
  • For the compote:
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 granny smith apples, peeled and ??" dice
  • ?? cup brown sugar
  • ?? teaspoon cinnamon
  • ?? teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ?? teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ?? cup golden raisins
  • Toppings:
  • ?? cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped
  • caramel sauce
  • vanilla ice cream
  • Cooking Directions

    For wafers:

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine sugar, cinnamon and ginger in a small bowl. Keep phyllo covered with a paper towel or kitchen towel while working. Lay 1 sheet of phyllo down, and then spray with olive oil. Generously sprinkle with sugar mixture. Repeat two more times, ending with a stack of three oiled sheets.

    Using a ruler or a straight edge, trim the edges, then cut the sheet into 3 equal strips. Cut each strip into 3 equal squares. Repeat process with remaining phyllo sheets. Place squares on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Do not overlap. Place another piece of parchment on top, then top with another sheet pan.

    Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until the wafers are golden brown and crisp. Let cool. Store in air tight container.

    For the compote:

    In a large skillet, melt butter on medium heat. Add apples and saut?? for 2 minutes. Add sugar, cinnamon and salt. Cook for another 4 minutes or until apples are tender. In a small bowl combine lemon juice, vanilla extract and cornstarch. Pour cornstarch mixture into apple mixture. Allow to boil for 1 minute. Add raisins. Adjust sugar, if necessary.

    To assemble:

    Stack two layers of apples and wafers. Top with a small scoop of ice cream and drizzle with caramel.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe courtesy of Carla Hall.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: walnuts, phyllo, apples, vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, cinnamon, ginger, butter

    Course: Dessert

    More Info: Kids Friendly


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