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Apples Foster


Wall Street Journal January 25,2014

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Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (11 Votes)


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup Demerara sugar, plus more to taste, depending on the tartness of the apples
  • 1 star anise or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 crisp apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup Calvados or Apple Jack
  • Vanilla ice cream or crème fraîche, for serving


Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 10mins
Adapted from


Step 1

1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter and cook until it foams. Once foaming subsides, stir in sugar and spice and cook 1 minute to allow flavors to meld.

2. Lay apples into pan in a single layer and cook until fruit begins to caramelize, about 5 minutes.

3. Pour Calvados into pan. Use a long match or candle lighter to ignite alcohol. Boil until flames subside, 1 minute. Remove from heat and serve with ice cream or crème fraîche.

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