Ice Cream

Combine cream, milk, 1 cup of sugar and cinnamon in a heavy saucepan. Place over medium heat. In a separate bowl, combine egg yolks and remaining 1/2 cup of sugar. Bring cream to boil; then quickly whisk it into the yolk and sugar mixture. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and cool in an ice water bath. Turn into ice cream freezer; freeze and ripen following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Pistachio-Raisin Compote
Melt butter in a medium saucepan; add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Set aside.

Tempura Apples
Preheat oven to 275°F. Peel and cut apple in half lengthwise; remove seeds and core with melon baller or very sharp knife. Coat cut sides with turbinado sugar and place on baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes at 275°F. Remove from oven and cool. In mixing bowl combine flour, sugar and baking powder; whisk in cold water until mixture is smooth. Dip apples in batter; then coat in bread crumbs and pan fry in clarified butter until golden brown.

To Serve
Arrange one half apple in center of each serving plate. Using a ring mold, shape a small amount of raisin compote and place on top of apple half. Drizzle caramel sauce around and sprinkle with ground cinnamon. Top with cinnamon ice cream and serve, immediately.


Cinnamon Ice Cream

  • 4 Cups heavy cream
  • 2 Cups milk
  • 11/2 Cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 large egg yolks


Pistachio-Raisin Compote

  • 1/4 Pound (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 Cup honey
  • 1 Cup California golden raisins
  • 1 Cup California natural raisins
  • 1/2 Cup toasted pistachios
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar

Tempura Apples

  • 4 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 Cup turbinado sugar
  • 3/4 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Cup cold water
  • 1 Cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 Cup clarified butter
  • Ground cinnamon; for garnish
  • 6 fluid ounces (3/4 cup) caramel sauce; for garnish

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 1530 (Calories from Fat 53%); Total Fat 93 ( Saturated Fat 53; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 580; Sodium 580; Potassium 826; Total Carbohydrate 172; Dietary Fiber 5; Sugars 141; Protein 15; Calcium 282; Iron 4;

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Raisins are great food choices for most individuals, including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.