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Recipe: Steamed Apple and Blueberry Ice Cream Topping

During the winter, I miss the fresh produce of spring and summer. I long for my grocery basket brimming with berries and veggies straight from the soil at our local farmer’s market.

But fortunately, we have lots of wonderful frozen fruit and vegetable options these days to keep us going through these cold, long months.

My favorite frozen food that my family eats every single day is blueberries! We add them to cereal, smoothies or eat them plain. My kids love them, I love them, and they are oh so packed with vitamins and nutrients – it is win, win, win!

If you and your kids are missing the sweet pies and treats from the holiday season, but you are trying to trim off the fat this New Year, here is a super simple treat that I whip up for my family: Steamed Apples and Blueberries.

Ingredients

3 apples, peeled and sliced

2 cups frozen blueberries

2 tsp corn starch

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tbsp lemon juice

½ cup water

Directions

Toss sliced apples in lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg

Add apple mixture, blueberries and water to saucepan

Cover and bring to a boil

Reduce heat and keep covered to steam apples (you may want to check periodically to ensure there is still enough liquid and it doesn’t burn)

When apples are tender, mix corn starch with a splash of water and stir into sauce to thicken

Once sauce is thickened, allow to cool for 3-10 minutes before serving

Serve warm (add a dollop of whipped topping or cream if desired)


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