“Candied Apple”

Crème de Farine with Poached Apples and Ice Cream

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By Thomas Keller

Published 1999

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Pastry chef Stephen Durfee created this “Cream of Wheat” dish after noticing that some Cream of Wheat that he’d cooked for his four-year-old son firmed up in the pan into a perfect disk, and he thought it would make a perfect base for a dessert. This is a terrific dessert because you’ve got the hot Cream of Wheat and the cold ice cream, and you’ve got a variety of textures, the crispy exterior of the Cream of Wheat disk, the luxurious, creamy ice cream, and the crunchy cook