Experimental Dessert after watching The Hippie Gourmet on PBS

Experimental Dessert After Watching The Hippie Gourmet On Pbs

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ray johns


Some of my best kitchen adventures seem to come in the lively presence of my little nieces and nephews. Children are great and enthusiastic cooking tyros. I'm one with them . Inspired by watching Sesame Street and the Hippie Gourmet on PBS. By gosh, all of us should support public television and radio!


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25 Min


  • 2 large
    fresh apples(granny smith and fuji are good)
  • 12 large
    dried figs (cut in half lengthwise and destemmed)
  • 4-5 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    generous splash of sherry

How to Make Experimental Dessert after watching The Hippie Gourmet on PBS


  1. Peel and core apples. Slice into small quarters (small enough to fit small fork or spoon)
  2. Add about 2 tablespoons butter to heavy pan over outdoor grill. When melted, add apples. Heat well, but retain some firmness. Test with knife.
  3. Add figs.
  4. Add brown sugar to create a caramel sauce.
  5. Add splash of sherry on top.
  6. Mixture should be hot and bubbly and will thicken.
  7. Transfer compote to heating unit to keep warm.

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About Experimental Dessert after watching The Hippie Gourmet on PBS

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Other Tag: Healthy

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