I’ve wanted to buy a set of popsicle molds for probably the better part of the last year. I had these visions in my head of all the awesome popsicle creations that I was missing out on. Yet despite my desperation for some molds I was too cheap to buy a set for myself. And while I know I could have also made them in some paper cups, I never wanted to buy those either. I can be weird.
My mom finally put me out of my misery when a set of popsicle molds came in the mail for my birthday last month. I realize that fall is here, but I am definitely one of those people who will eat ice cream (and hence also popsicles) anytime of the year. So I figured a fun fall flavor was in order. And a perfect way to break those babies in.
So let me introduce you to apple pie popsicles – and yes, they do taste like apple pie in the form of a cold treat. They are icy yet slightly creamy, with hints of apple, cinnamon and little pieces of graham cracker crumbs thrown in the mix.
A perfect way to satisfy a sweet craving without eating a giant slice of pie.
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ¼ cup apple cider
- ¾ cup half and half
- 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg
- dash of allspice
- 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup crushed graham crackers
- Add the applesauce, cider, half and half, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, maple syrup and vanilla to a blender. Process until smooth. Add in the graham cracker crumbs and pulse a few times to combine. Immediately pour the mixture into popsicle molds and then freeze according to the manufacturer's directions (for me it takes about 5 to 8 hours to freeze completely).
*The yield will depend on the size of your popsicle molds. These are the molds that I used to make these popsicles.
Heavily adapted from Zoku Quick Pops.