Monday, October 23, 2017

Hot Apple Brandy Punch with Marzipan Whipped Cream



If you have a half hour you can really impress your guests with this lovely, seasonal warm punch that is a cinch to throw together.



Apple juice, apple pieces, and apple brandy are simmered for 10 minutes with spices and topped with marzipan studded cinnamon-scented whipped cream. Wow.

This delicious blend of seasonal and holiday flavors is sure to warm you up on these chilly autumn nights.



Serve this as an after-dinner drink for your holiday guests or forgo dessert and substitute this. I promise your guests won't notice. 


Spice things up even further by adding, some nutmeg, cardamom or even some cayenne powder to the punch. 

Hot Apple Brandy Punch with 
Marzipan Whipped Cream

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: Serves 4
Ingredients:
  • 2 apples (any sweet-tart variety)
  • 5 cups apple juice
  • 1/2 cup Calvados or apple brandy
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2 oz marzipan
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus some for garnish

Directions:
  • Peel and core the apples. Cut the flesh into small pieces.
  • Place the apple pieces, apple juice, apple brandy, cinnamon sticks, sugar, and cloves into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Turn the heat down and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Whip the cream and the ground cinnamon until stiff peaks form.
  • Cut the marzipan into very small pieces and combine it with the whipped cream.
  • Pour the hot apple punch into glasses, top with the marzipan studded whipped cream. 
  • Sprinkle the additional ground cinnamon over the top of the whipped cream and serve. 

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