**found in the January 2011 Bon Appetit
1 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp ground cardamon
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp butter
3 large golden delicious apples, peeled, cored, each cut into 8 wedges
3 tbsp packed golden brown sugar
Vanilla ice cream
toasted pecan halves (optional)
Sauce: Stir sugar, cream, butter, honey and 3 tbsp. water in heavy medium saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat; bring syrup to boil. Add spices, pinch of salt, and pinch of black pepper, shaking pan to blend. Boil without stirring until sauce coats spoon, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
Do ahead: Can be made 1 week ahead. Cool, cover and chill. Re-warm before using.
Apples: Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples; sprinkle with sugar. Saute apples until tender and brown in spots, about 12 minutes.
Scoop ice cream into dishes. Top with sauce, apples, and pecans, if using.
Enjoy! xoxo Julie