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No-Bake Desserts on "Morning Living"

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Now that Brian Kelsey is part of "Morning Living," Betsy has been trying to broaden his culinary horizons a little bit, and in turn, provide great recipes for him and listeners to try at home. Brian has always had his eyes on making dessert but is a little intimidated by baking. To ease Brian's fears a little, we invited Matt Joyce, executive pastry chef at Cafeteria in New York City, to demonstrate how to make a tasty dish without any baking at all.

Matt created an Apple Pie Ravioli that was absolutely delicious. Check out the recipe below and tell us if you tried it!

Apple Pie Raviolis      

5 tablespoons Apple Pie Filling 
10 Apple Slices (for the top and bottom of the ravioli)
2 tablespoons Caramel Sauce
1/4 cup chopped pecans

For the Apple Slices:
2 large green apples
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 cinnamon stick

For the Apple Pie Filling:
2-3 large green apples, diced small
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons sugar
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1-2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

For the Caramel Sauce:
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup water

1. For the Apple Slices: Bring the sugar and water to a boil. Peel and slice the apples on a mandolin paper-thin. Add the sliced apples and the cinnamon stick to the sugar water. Stir them around so they’re evenly coated and allow them to cool completely.

2. For the Apple Pie Filling: In a small pan melt the butter. Add the apples, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla and sauté lightly until soft. Add some chopped nuts. Sprinkle in the flour and stir until slightly thickened.

3. For the Caramel Sauce: Bring the sugar and water to a boil until it becomes amber in color. Carefully pour in the cream and allow to cool completely.

4. For the Apple Pie Raviolis: Arrange a single layer of five Apple Slices on a plate. Top each slice with a tablespoon of the Apple Pie Filling. Top another apple slice on each and press lightly to form five raviolis. Drizzle with caramel, sprinkle with chopped nuts, and dust. These are great room temperature, or warmed slightly in a microwave Serve with a scoop of your favorite ice cream.

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