Since Fall is a time when the weather is often warm in the day, but cooler at night, for my Autumnal lunch, I plan on serving a dessert that is both hot and cold in temperature. A semifreddo is an Italian dessert that is partially frozen.
While there are many variations, the one I'll offer guests is a luxurious mixture of almonds and heavy cream. What about the hot? — you wonder, that comes in the form of syrupy caramelized apples that are drizzled onto the semifreddo. The dessert is delicious without being overly rich or sweet making it the perfect conclusion to a late lunch. To get the recipe keep reading. From Food and Wine Ingredients 1/2 cup sliced blanched almonds Directions Serves 8.
Almond Semifreddo with Caramelized Apples
3 ounces almond paste (1/4 cup)
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 vanilla bean, split
3 Golden Delicious apples peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup apple cider
From Food and Wine
1/2 cup sliced blanched almonds