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Sauce for applesauce cake

sandiasingh Sep 8, 2013 08:17 AM

I'm making Jacques Pepin's Applesauce Cake (Simple and Healthy Cooking) and would like to make a sauce to serve with it. He doesn't call for one, but I know how my gang rolls and they will want something to go with it.

Any suggestions?

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    Ttrockwood Sep 8, 2013 03:14 PM

    This is kind of embarresing but- melt some really good vanilla gelato in the fridge til serving. ( ciao bella, talenti etc). Add some cinnamon.

    Aka creme anglais without the ordeal.

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    1. re: Ttrockwood
      sandiasingh Sep 9, 2013 06:21 AM


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      foodieX2 Sep 8, 2013 02:37 PM

      I would love hard sauce with that. Basically butter, powdered sugar and rum. Nice foil to cake but not keeping with the "light"

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      1. re: foodieX2
        sandiasingh Sep 9, 2013 06:22 AM

        Light is not an issue. When we have dessert, we go whole hog. I like the addition of rum.

      2. coll Sep 8, 2013 08:32 AM

        I make a burnt butter icing for my applesauce cake, if you don't mind going in that direction. It matches perfectly.

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        1. re: coll
          sandiasingh Sep 8, 2013 02:28 PM

          As is my habit, I will try each and every one until I get the recipe perfected. It may replace carrot cake for me which I tend to make a lot of and give away. Thanks!

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          bigmamasnest Sep 8, 2013 08:27 AM

          Yes I do :) I am a big fan of Toffee sauce with anything apple, pie or crumble. And, everyone loves this sauce!
          1 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter,1/2 cup cream
          Combine in sauce pan over low heat simmer until sauce thickens. It's Rich but fantastic!!

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          1. re: bigmamasnest
            sandiasingh Sep 8, 2013 08:31 AM

            Fantastic and easy. Thanks, big!

            1. re: sandiasingh
              bigmamasnest Sep 8, 2013 08:32 AM

              My pleasure!! Enjoy

              1. re: bigmamasnest
                greygarious Sep 8, 2013 11:08 AM

                Along those lines but no effort at all: a can of dulce de leche, warmed and drizzled over the slices.

                1. re: greygarious
                  coll Sep 8, 2013 11:53 AM

                  With a little rum added, even better!

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