The key to an easy profiterole is a light and airy puff pastry! Apple pie filling and creamy salted caramel ice cream fill each delicate pastry.
There is something exciting about ordering dessert when dining out. When you are at a restaurant everything seems a little more distinct and elaborate. You could order a plain old brownie, but because it served on an all white plate, with a garnish it is suddenly transformed into the most amazing thing you’ve ever eaten. Somehow those restaurant desserts make you feel like you are indulging in something you couldn’t imagine making at home. I have nothing against restaurant desserts, but I’m here to tell you, anything is possible.
I was treated to my first profiterole during a business lunch with a boss I had many years ago. Profiteroles seemed so exotic and impossible to recreate. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that decided to attempt my own profiterole with this Strawberries and Cream Profiterole recipe. In that recipe, I made up my own puff pastry recipe, but since time is always of the essence, I have an even simpler recipe for you today!
How to Make a Caramel Apple Profiterole
These caramel apple profiteroles are made with only 4 ingredients and all can be readily found at your local Kroger store. I start with a puff pastry sheet that is cut into rounds then baked until golden and puffy. The filling is apple pie filling and Simple Truth™Low Cow Low Calorie, Salted Caramel flavored ice cream. A drizzle of caramel sauce elevates the look and the flavor of this simple dessert! This new low calorie ice cream has 80% less fat and 60% fewere calories then regular ice cream but the taste is so rich and creamy. It is the exact right filling for these profiteroles.
The caramel apple flavor is fabulous for fall, but you can easily swap out the flavors for any occassion. You could fill your profiteroles with Simple Truth™ Low Cow Ice Cream in the following combinations:
Simple Truth™ Low Cow Chocolate and marshmallow cream and topped with chocolate cauce and crushed graham crackers.
Simple Truth™ Low Cow Vanilla Bean and topped salted saramel sauce and chopped nuts
Simple Truth™ Low Cow Lemon Cake and topped with raspberry sauce
Simple Truth™ Mint Chocolate Chip and topped with chocolate cauce and chopped chocolate and mint candies
Simpe Truth™ Birthday Cake topped with any sauce, whipped cream a cherry and lots of sprinkles!
The possibilities are endless and the fun is limitless. Enjoy your restaurant desserts but enjoy them at home in your own kitchen! You may want to try this easy no bake Toffee Apple Eclair Cake too!
Caramel Apple Profiterole
This caramel apple profiterole is filled with apple pie filling and low-cal salted caramel ice cream. It is simple and elegant!
- 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed ( from a 17.3 oz box)
- 1 cup apple pie filling
- 1 pint Simple Truth™ Low Cow Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream
- Caramel Sauce
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Spread the puff pastry sheet on a floured surface and using as 2 inch biscuit cutter, cut the pastry into circles, you should get about 12. Bake pastry for 15 minutes or until golden and puffed. Remove the pastry and them them to cool completely.
When pastry is ready, carefully halve each round and place a spoonful of apples and a spoonful of ice cream on each pastry bottom and gently place the top of each pastry over the ice cream. Drizzle with caramel sauce and serve immediately.