Apple Cream
Course : Desserts
Serves: 6


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   6                    large apples -- unpeeled and cored
     1/3  cup           apple cider
     1/2  cup           sugar
     1/2  teaspoon      lemon zest -- grated
     1/8  teaspoon      nutmeg
   1      cup           whipping cream
     1/4  cup           powdered sugar


Place apple quarters in a heavy saucepan with cider and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar and prevent scorching. Continue to cook and stir until apples become mushy. Puree through food mill and stir in spices and lemon zest. Cool. While apple puree cools, beat cream until it forms stiff peaks. Gradually add powdered sugar and blend well. Fold 1/2 cup of apple puree into whipped cream, then fold whipped cream into remaining apple puree. Spoon into parfait glasses and chill thoroughly. Sprinkle top of each apple cream with nutmeg before serving.