To say I’m a little obsessed with Snow White would be an understatement. (Psst. Did you know Snow White is based on a true story?) But that’s a tangent, because this recipe is the star today, and it makes a perfect pairing with Shattered Snow, my Snow White time travel retelling.
Every fairytale princess should be good at baking, right? If so, I’m a hopeful princess still in training because I definitely have my fair share of mishaps. But I’m happy to say this is not one of those times. In fact, this has been a family favorite recipe for almost 15 years and I'm pretty sure this recipe is the reason my husband fell in love with me.
After meeting my husband on a double date (I was paired up with his roommate), I knew it was love at first sight. I still have the slow motion image of my husband smiling at me and saying hi. I needed to get to know him better, but didn’t want to make it awkward since I had already gone out a few times with his roommate. So, my own bestie and roommate suggested we invite both of them over for dinner. She pulled out this recipe, and we made it for them…
I’m not exactly calling it a magic wishing apple, but by the end of the evening, the four of us ended up perfectly matched and we all got married that next summer. I can't guarantee you'll meet your prince charming with this dessert, but I can promise you love-at-first-bite.
Now here are a few of my favorite extras for making this dessert the absolute best.
My favorite apple corer and peeler. (My kids use this all the time to make "slinky apples".)
My favorite caramels. (There's nothing better than a chewy golden center in this dessert.)
My favorite ice cream. (Tillamook Old Fashioned Vanilla wins every time.)
Now, all this needs is a copy of Shattered Snow and a room full of friends, and you have a perfect book club party!
Shattered Snow is a time-travel retelling of Snow White, based on the real-life history of Margaretha von Waldeck.
"Charming, addictive, and sets the bar for all fairytale retellings." -Readers' Favorite Five Star Read
"A beautiful reimagining filled with engaging new characters and fresh new ideas. Literary escapism achieved!" -Brian Crosby, Creative Director of Marvel Themed Entertainment.
★2019 Swoony Award Winner: Best Fairytale Retelling Romance
★2019 Whitney Award Finalist: YA Speculative Fiction
★Deep Magic Ezine highlighted novel, Fall 2019