Wednesday, 7 August 2013 - , , , , , , 2 comments

SLICECREAM PARLOUR : #11 Cinnamon 'Ice-cream' served with Warm Apple and Sweet Filo Cigarillos

Every week throughout the Summer, I will be revealing a new and exciting flavour of delicious low-fat 'ice cream' in my
Slicecream Parlour.

This week, I've decided to make a simple but delicious dessert based on the amazing flavours of apple pie and cinnamon. I suppose I've made a kind of deconstructed apple pie but that always sounds a bit pretentious!
The cinnamon 'icecream' is spicy and pungent and is served over warm, diced apples then topped with two icing-sugar-dusted filo pastry cigarillos. It's a totally Heavenly dessert AND each portion is only a ridiculous 1pp!


This is a comforting, delicious and impressive dessert which is extremely simple to make.
It works out to 1pp/approx.200kcal per portion.


You Will Need:(For 4 portions) 

1 45g sheet filo pastry
(I used this brand.
It's 3pp/119kcal per sheet)

1/4 teaspoon icing sugar

4 apples
(Pink Lady or Jazz work best)

1 batch of banana 'icecream' base using 4 medium bananas

(Click HERE for recipe)

8 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Start by making the filo cigarillos.
Preheat the oven to 200 C/400 F/Gas mark 6

Cut the filo pastry into 8 rough squares using kitchen scissors.

Starting from one corner, roll the pastry tightly into a cigar or cigarillo shape.

Repeat until you have 8 cigarillos.

Mist with Frylight oil and sprinkle with a tiny dusting of icing sugar. I find the Twist and Sprinkle brand is very easy to control.
(Click HERE for link)

Bake for around 10 minutes until lightly golden and crisp.
You can make these in advance and gently reheat when you are ready to serve them.


Next, make the cinnamon 'ice-cream' by adding the cinnamon to the processed bananas according to my instructions above.
Pop the 'icecream' back into the freezer while you heat the apples.

Leaving the peel on, core and dice the apples into small pieces.
(Approx.1cm cubes).

Either cook gently in a pan until just soft but with a bite to them, or zap each diced apple for 2 minutes in the microwave like I did.
Pop the apple into your chosen serving dish. I used these gorgeous small, lidded preserve jars as I loved the modern, cool feel it gave the presentation. These are plastic ones, so the lids are not heavy and sit open beautifully to reveal the dessert in its full glory.

Working quickly, dollop a scoop of the cinnamon 'ice-cream' over the warm apple.

Finally, top with two warm filo cigarillos before serving.

Enjoy the warm and cold sensations and the crisp, smooth and chewy textures of these beautiful ingredients, working together in harmony.


Cinnamon and apple Heaven.



If you make the 'ice-cream' in advance, freeze in spoonfuls/scoops on a plate to make serving easier. Allow about 10 minutes to soften before serving so that it has a 'soft scoop' texture.



Bradders 8 August 2013 at 15:13

Yum yum! Yes please!!

Janey 8 August 2013 at 16:07

That can be arranged Bradders! x

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