[16] Spiced Apple Sorbet with Apple Champagne + Giveaway | #ad

Hey friends,

I hope you’ll have a happy 3rd Sunday of Advent! Slowly but surely things are getting serious – Christmas is coming! Time for a little checklist:

  • Christmas tree 👉 done (we actually did that 2 weeks ago already)
  • Organise gifts 👉 I think I’m on a good way, quite a bit earlier than usual so I feel prepared
  • Planning Christmas dinner 👉 here I’m still a bit undecided, but at least the aperitif is sorted

Before dinner starts, I will serve utterly delicious spiced apple sorbet topped with fantastic apple champagne to my guests! Only a few weeks ago I came across this apple champagne and absolutely totally fell for it – love at first sip. So of course it had to be part of my Christmas menue this year.

Anyway, the cocktail is a wonderful starter: fruity & fresh with slight Christmas flavours. It doesn’t need much preparation, just a bit of time for the sorbet to freeze in peace – sounds easy? Is really is and therefore perfect for Christmas!

Spiced Apple Sorbet with Apple Champagne

Spiced Apple Sorbet with Apple Champagne

Yield: makes 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Freezing Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 20 minutes

A fresh & fruity aperitif paired with Christmas spices - it will make you want more!

Ingredients

  • 4 apples
  • 80 g brown sugar
  • 300 ml apple juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground star anise
  • a little vanilla
  • some lime juice
  • 1 bottle apple champagne

Instructions

  1. For the sorbet, wash the apples, remove the core and cut them unpeeled into small chunks. Put them into a saucepan together with the brown sugar, apple juice, spices and a dash of lime juice. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and purée thoroughly. Pass the mixture through a fine sieve and pour it into a shallow plastic bowl. Close and freeze for at least 12 hours (preferably overnight).
  3. Take the sorbet from the freezer about 15-30 minutes before serving. Put one scoop of sorbet in a glass, pour the apple champagne on top and serve immediately!

Fast, easy and delicious! Also really unique and probably not something you’d serve every day. But to be honest: the apple champagne is so good – I could definitely drink it every day.

This amazing drink is made by Johannes from Adams Apfel. His dream: bottles filled with a delicious drink that will never empty. And as long as that doesn’t work yet, he lovingly produces a steady supply of his Apple Champagne. And speaking of bottles – have a look at the lovely label! ♥ It makes my little design heart beats a bit faster!

The Apple Champagne is available in two varieties: dry and semi-dry and both taste very delicious! To give you the chance to taste it yourself, I will give away 4 x 1 bottle to you!

HOW TO ENTER:

You can participate by commenting on this post, via Facebook and on Instagram – you can thus secure 1 entry on each platform (that a maximum of 3 entries per participant). My question is the same everywhere: Which is your favourite Christmas tradition?

Giveaway Rules:

  • The raffle starts on 16.12.2018 at 10:00 and ends on 19.12.2018 at 23:59 (CET).
  • Eligible are readers from Germany, who are at least 18 years old.
  • Participation is via the submission of a comment on the blog and under the corresponding on Facebook and Instagram posts.
  • The raffle is not affiliated with Facebook / Instagram and is not sponsored or organized by Facebook / Instagram in any way.

So I wish you the best of luck and until then…

Stay sweet & HAPPY SORBET MAKING!

xx Kristin

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Autumnal Sangria

Hey friends,

I am an autumn child through and through but *damn* it got really cold real fast. Last morning when I left the house for work I quite literally froze for a few seconds debating in my head wheather I should run back upstairs and change into warmer clothes or not. The fact that I was already quite late won and so I sprinted into my car and immediately turned on the heating.

Those temperatures almost leave you with no other choice than to warm yourself from the inside. Yes sure – tea, hot chocolate and Co. do that job very well but there’s another exiciting way! Try this autumnal sangria recipe for a change: seasonal fruit, smooth red wine and a hint of cinnamon… the perfect way to relax after work.

Autumnal Sangria

Autumnal Sangria

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Who says sangria is only for summer? This version with seasonal fruit and autumnal flavours is just as tasty & so easy make!

Ingredients

  • 150 g pomegranate seeds
  • 150 g blackberries
  • 1 apple
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 160 ml Calvados
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) of red wine (z.B. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Malbec)
  • 100 ml clear apple juice
  • 200 ml cold still water (optional)

Instructions

  1. Wash blackberries and apple, then remove the core from the apple and slice thinly.
  2. Put both together with the pomegranate seeds and cinnamon stick into a big tumbler or jug (holding about 2 l). Then add Calvados and red wine and mix well. Refrigerate for about an hour.
  3. Top with cold apple juice and - depending on how strong you want the drink to be - some ice cold water. Mix well, pour into cups and serve!

Tipsy fruit, some sweetness & a big batch of autumn feeling… sounds like a perfect autumn night to me. What’s your favourite way to end the day?

Stay sweet & HAPPY MIXING!

xx Kristin

Mini Apple Pies

Hey guys,

in our front garden there’s a tiny old apple tree – looking fairly unremarkable and almost weak. But don’t let looks fool you! As soon as the season for apples arrives all of its branches are covered in shiny red fruit. A bit smaller than the average apple but just as delicious <3

That also means: about a tonne of apples, waiting to be eaten. So I started off by making some yummy Mini Apple Pies – they aren’t only cute to look at but also taste scrumptious.

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Do you like Apple Pie as much as I do? The next thing I’ll try to make with my abundance of apples is apple juice – do you maybe have any advice or tips for me?

 

Stay sweet & HAPPY BAKING!

xx Kristin