Today we are going to make a Boozy Apple Pie and a soothing drink to go with it. I brought Sapphire with me on this shopping trip, but she can’t have this dessert 🙂 I made her own 🙂
This post is sponsored by McCormick® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Sapphire and I took the Slingshot for a trip to Walmart to find McCormick® Extracts, Gravy, and Herbs & Spices for our holiday baking. We were greeted by our friendly neighborhood door greeter and promptly headed to the spice aisle so we didn’t get distracted.
Cinnamon Apple Infused Bourbon
I knew I wanted to make an infused drink to give as a gift at the holidays, but I wanted to make sure it was unique. Looking through the spices, McCormick® Ground Cinnamon and Crystalized Ginger piqued my interest. I’ve used McCormick®’s Ground Cinnamon in many recipes with great success, so I knew it would be my first ingredient.
Cinnamon Bourbon with Ginger
Bourbon was my drink of choice because it pairs well with the spice, but how do you add a twist on a cinnamon drink? We are tired of the same old, same old… so how about adding some apples, and Ginger? Yes, please!
Saving Money at Walmart
As we walked around Walmart, I felt satisfied knowing my holiday drink was chosen, but what about a dessert? It just wouldn’t be the same without an apple pie. Again, the issue was how can we add a twist? Why not use a little Bourbon? Sounds good to me! Off I went to grab the rest of my supplies.
Apple Cinnamon Infused Bourbon
It is fall and time for soups, casseroles, and yes… cinnamon-infused drinks. We love infusing our drinks to make little homemade presents for everyone. Today we decided to make apple cinnamon-infused bourbon.
Our infused bourbons have become a family favorite and we want to share the recipe with you. The recipe is fairly easy to make. The hardest part is waiting for the flavors to infuse before you start to sip 🙂
We start off with the highest quality ingredients: McCormick® spices. And, of course, the best bourbon we can buy. Then, we add Honeycrisp apples because they are the sweetest and deliver the most flavor to your chosen bourbon.
BLUE PLAN: 16 Points
GREEN PLAN: 16 Points
PURPLE PLAN: 16 Points
175 ml bottle of Bourbon 4 McCormicks Cinnamon sticks 2 teaspoons of McCormicks Ground Cinnamon 1 teaspoon of McCormicks Crystalized Ginger 4 HoneyCrisp Apples Sliced
Slice and add 4 apples into a mason jar.
Add 4 cinnamon sticks Add 2 teaspoons McCormick® Ground Cinnamon Add 1 teaspoon McCormick® Crystalized Ginger. McCormick® delivers the strongest cinnamon flavor and the most bang for your buck. The ginger adds a bit of a kick to the bourbon, making it taste perfect.
Next, cover with bourbon. Pour your bourbon into the mason jar and seal it tight. Place your jar in a cool, dark area in your house. Your pantry on the top shelf or on the floor is perfect for letting the bourbon sit and become infused with cinnamon apple goodness. I waited 72 hours, but you can wait a week or longer to have a stronger ginger cinnamon flavor.
If you want to read more about McCormick® spices or purchase your own clicke the link here 🙂
Boozy Apple Pie
BLUE PLAN: 2 points
GREEN PLAN: 2 points
PURPLE PLAN: 2 points
Want the perfect complement to my Apple Pie bourbon? Try my Boozy Apple Pie. This is not one for the kids as the alcohol does not burn off with cooking. On a side note, if you have been told that it does, I am here to set the record straight.
The alcohol remains after you cook with it. At least 85% of the alcohol content will still be in your food. Even if you are making a marinade or my wonderful apple pie the alcohol is still there.
I wanted to make a pie just for the adults that has tons of flavor but was a bit different from grandmas. I was looking for an apple pie that would not get you drunk but would add a little extra flavor.
Thanks to McCormick® brand spices I have created an amazing pie with a hint of bourbon that is sure to spark memories for years to come. Your sisters and your aunts are going to love the little twist I gave this recipe. Enjoy and leave comments below when you try this amazing Boozy Apple Pie
McCormick® is an easy answer for all of your holiday Extracts, Gravy, and Herbs & Spices. Head over to Walmart to grab the ingredients to create the perfect holiday dishes!
Crust (12 points) Regular store-bought crust is (24 points) for the whole thing
1 cup of self-rising flour (12 points)
1 cup of non-fat Greek yogurt
4 cups of apple slices (4 medium or large apples sliced)
1 egg white lightly beaten
1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
Bourbon, enough to coat the apples
¾ cup Zero Calorie sweetener plus 1 tablespoon
2 teaspoons McCormick® Ground Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Spray pie pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Press 2-ingredient dough into pie pan, ensuring it is smooth.
Brush half of the beaten egg white onto the crust.
Brush the inside of the crust with Bourbon.
Mix ¾ cup Zero calorie sweetener and McCormick® Ground Cinnamon in a medium bowl.
Mix bourbon and McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract. in a separate bowl
Toss the apples in Bourbon and McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract, then the cinnamon mixture until they are well coated.
Repeat the process, placing the apples back in the Bourbon and vanilla, then coating them with cinnamon and sweetener again.
Spoon apple mixture into center of crust.
Fold 2-inch edge up over the apple mixture.
Brush crust with remaining egg white, sprinkling crust and apples with remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until apples are tender.
While the pie is baking mix together 1 tablespoon of powdered sweetener and 1 tsp of bourbon Drizzle on top of pie once it cools
Cut pie into 8 slices
Serve and enjoy
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