Another belated recipe, this terribly simple one is from last Monday. It slipped my mind to get photos, though I did have more important things on my mind. Anyway, this one’s pretty simple, it’s just a roll of biscuits with homemade apple filling. Once again, I credit vital input to a certain someone. I could get used to having an extra body in the kitchen…
1 package/roll biscuits, the flaky, buttery kind
1/4 – 1/3 c brown sugar
~2 T cornstarch
Before you make the biscuits, make the filling, so it has time to cool and thicken. Peel the apples, then slice and chop them into small bits, removing the core/seeds as you go, of course. Toss the apple bits, sugar, cornstarch, spices, and a small amount of water (maybe 1/4 c or so, I can’t remember) together in a saucepan and heat on medium, stirring occasionally. It should simmer, but not boil. You want it close though, as I learned that cornstarch works better to thicken around the boiling point. Basically you’re trying to soften the apple bits and get the mixture to the consistency of pie filling, which I believe took about 20 minutes. (If you’re impatient, I guess you could turn up the heat.) After removing from heat, we ate lunch, put the filling in the fridge, and lay in the grass and sun for a few hours. Great way to pass the cooling time, though just a suggestion.
Once you’re ready to eat, make the biscuits according to the instructions on the packaging. We didn’t wait for the biscuits to cool, as we were impatient and figured the filling would absorb much of the heat anyway. Rather than merely halving the biscuits and adding apple, peel off multiple flaky layers, adding filling in between each one. How many levels you make is bounded only by your own desires and sloppy ambition.
I’m pretty sure you could do this with any other fruit, though I chose the most obvious one, I suppose. Regardless, it’s easy, cheap, and fun, and the fruit smells really good when it’s on the stove. One of us had really messy hands at the end of it all, and I’ll give you zero chances to guess who it was.