Simmer apples in amber ale for a sweet, malty flavor with hints of caramel. prep: 20 minutes cook: 40 minutes plus 5 minutes cooling serves: 4 INGREDIENTS 4 cooking apples, such as Pink Lady, peeled 2 (12 oz.) bottles amber ale 2 tsp. Fresh Thyme ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. Fresh Thyme ground nutmeg 1/2 cup Fresh Thyme organic light brown sugar 1 Tbsp. Fresh Thyme unsalted butter 1/4 cup pistachios, optional 1 cup Fresh Thyme vanilla bean ice cream, optional INSTRUCTIONS 1. Leaving the core and stem intact, cut each apple horizontally into four slices. Place in a medium, deep saucepan. 2. In a 4-cup glass measure, combine amber ale, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour mixture over apples. Cover and bring to a boil over medium- high heat; reduce heat to a simmer. Cook, covered, for 30 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove apples from beer mixture. 3. To make caramel sauce, reserve 1 cup of the beer mixture and discard the remainder. Place in medium saucepan and add brown sugar. Boil mixture 10 minutes or until it reduces to ⅓ cup. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Cool for 5 minutes. 4. Drizzle apples with caramel sauce and, if desired, sprinkle with pistachios and serve with ice cream. Each serving contains: 352 calories, 12 g fat, 7 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 57 mg cholesterol, 44 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 51 g sugar, 3 g protein. Daily values: 10% vitamin A, 6% vitamin C, 7% calcium, 3% iron. AMBER ALE #FreshThymeFinds Add scoops of Fresh Thyme Vanilla Bean Ice Cream as cold, rich toppers for warm poached apples. CARAMEL SAUCE POACHED APPLES& 030-033 On Tap.indd 32 8/8/18 9:26 AM