To make the apple caramel layer:
To make the cake:
Serve cake warm from the oven, sprinkle with a nice flaky salt if desired!
I am a huge coffee and dessert lover, but being on a healthy clean-eating diet can hinder my appetite for the sweet treats I love. So I am always looking for something to satisfy my cravings without going off track. The holidays can totally put a lot of people over the edge when it comes to staying on track. This year, I decided to to take control of my path and make some desserts for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day that would satisfy me and still keep me in check!
Hi! My name is Jessica Troncillito. I am a wife and the mother of one son who has made some pretty big changes in her life. You see, coming from a traditional Sicilian family who spent hours together around the table during our huge Sunday dinners, I've always been into food. Cooking, baking and of course, "eating" were passions that have basically surrounded me since birth.
The joy my grandparents found in their garden and canning their harvest has left an indelible mark upon me, and I still have fond memories of my grandmother baking cookies, apple pies and cheese cakes for nearly every occasion.
Fortunately, that same love and joy of cooking has been passed from my grandparents to my mother, and ultimately, onto myself.
I love to cook and absolutely feel at peace in the kitchen. But as I began to grow older, health and nutrition played a larger roll in my daily meal preparation and my approach to the cooking rituals I'd been exposed to since childhood changed dramatically. I began a regimen of cooking leaner and cleaner - not only for myself, but for my family as well - and the results have been undeniable.
Here, on "Lean & Clean Eating with Jess", I'd love to not only share with you the person I've become today, but also, the recipes and lifestyle tips that got me to where I am and can help bring about a healthier you!