“Growing up in Upstate New York, apple picking was always one of my absolute favorite fall activities. The wealth of delicious apples grown in the region, along with the stunning scenic views from Route 20 and the gorgeous Finger Lakes made for a wonderful family outing each year.
After trying a Honey Crisp apple from one of my favorite local farmers, I was absolutely smitten, and it inspired me to create my Knefeh b Toufah wa Sfarjel, a creamy, crunchy combination of fragrant quince and sweet Honey Crisp apples.
Quince, or Sfarjel, is a sacred fruit in Lebanese cooking, and after the necessary stewing and cooking (it can’t be eaten raw), it turns into the most succulent, fragrant ingredient.
Made with sweet semolina cream, and sticky-sweet Ater b Mazaher orange blossom syrup, this apple-quince crumble is a must-make autumn dessert!”