BALSAMIC APPLE CRISP

BALSAMIC APPLE CRISP

Serves 10-12
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 1 hour
Total time 1 hour, 20 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas, Thanksgiving
Region American
By author Mike Major

Ingredients

Topping

  • 3/4 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cups Walnuts (Finely Chopped)
  • 3/4 cups Old Fashion Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Filling

  • 3lb Golden Delicious Apples (Peeled, Cored, Halved & Cut in 1/2" wedges)
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Red Apple Balsamic (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 2 tablespoons Butter Flavored Olive Oil (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 3/4 Apple Cider
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter

Directions

Topping
Step 1
Adjust oven rack to the middle position and heat to 450F. Combine flour, walnuts, oats, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and salt in medium bowl. Stir in butter until mixture is thoroughly moistened and crumbly. Set aside while preparing fruit filling.
Filling
Step 2
In a glass bowl whisk together 2 Tbs Butter Flavored Olive Oil and 1/4 Cup Red Apple Balsamic. Add apples and macerate 30 minutes. Remove apples and toss in granulated sugar and cinnamon, set aside. Bring 3/4 cup apple cider & 1/4 cup Red Apple Balsamic to a simmer in a medium sauce pan over medium heat; cook, stirring periodically until reduced to ~50%, (about 5-7 minutes). Note-stop reduction just prior to desired thickness and transfer into a glass bowl. Place glass bowl on-top of a larger bowl containing ice and stir until reduction has cooled. Reduction will continue to thicken as it cools. Transfer reduced cider to a bowl or liquid measuring cup, stir in lemon juice and set aside.
Step 3
Heat butter in empty skillet over medium heat. When foaming subsides, add apple mixture and cook, stirring frequently, until apples begin to soften and become translucent, 12 to 14 minutes. (Do not fully cook apples.) Add in cider/balsamic reduction and continue cooking for an additional 2 minutes stirring constantly to coat apples. Add apple/balsamic reduction into a 8” square baking pan.
Step 4
Sprinkle topping evenly over fruit, breaking up any large chunks. Bake until fruit is tender and topping is deep golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool on wire rack until warm, at least 15 minutes. Drizzle with Red Apple balsamic and serve with Vanilla ice-cream.

ESPRESSO BALSAMIC STEAK

Espresso Balsamic Steak

Serves 4
Prep time 6 hours
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 6 hours, 15 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Occasion Barbecue, Casual Party
Region American
By author EVOO Marketplace-Lauren May
A personal favorite of EVOO Marketplace! This steak will present with a beautiful caramelization on the outer crust while maintaining a gorgeous medium-rare color inside. The best way to grill steak is on a HOT and SEASONED rack – so be sure to heat your grill in advance as well as seasoning your grate with oil on a rag. Our Savory Chocolate Red Wine Mushroom Reduction pairs beautifully with the meat while also complimenting and utilizing your preferred wine to serve at the table. Pair steak with grilled asparagus marinated in lemon juice and your favorite EVOO, and a hand-crafted starch; you will win hearts with this flavor profile. As always, enjoy and impress!

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves Garlic (Minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger (Minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Shallot (Minced)
  • 3oz Espresso Balsamic (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 3oz Chipotle Olive Oil (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 16oz Flat Iron/Flank/Skirt Steak
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Sea Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Pepper

Directions

Step 1
Rub Flatiron Steak with dry ingredients, rubbing with the grain, being sure to scar the meat by utilizing the coarse salt and pepper. Let stand 30 min, room temperature to allow flavors to sink in
Step 2
Place steak into a large zip lock freezer bag, whisk together oil-balsamic mix to create a marinade, and pour into bag. Marinate 4-6 hours or longer if desired.
Step 3
Remove from freezer bag and place on grill! Always place steak PRESENTATION SIDE DOWN FIRST, creating cross-hatching grill marks by changing position between the “10” and “2” positions, 3 minutes each position on a seasoned (wiped with oil) grill, which will create rich marks upon your meat.
Step 4
ALWAYS allow your meat to stand at least 20 minutes before slicing. This is called “resting” the meat, and allows for moist cuts.
Step 5
Shave, with a slicer, on a bias, curl onto the plate and serve with our beautiful savory chocolate gravy.