Spicy Serrano & Prickly Pear Fresh Juice

One of the best ways to give yourself an energy boost is to make a vitamin rich freshly pressed juice. It's my go to if I feel a little sickness coming on or I'm just dragging in general. You've probably seen our other juice posts (here and here), but we wanted to spice things up a little bit with this recipe. We put this post together as part of the Williams-Sonoma Juice week and if you don't have a juicer you should check out their selections here!

We wanted to make this juice a little different and make it a little more unique of one to try as the season changes. Not only do the vitamins give you a kick, the added heat from Serrano chili and fresh ginger along with the zestiness of fresh cilantro will keep you warm when the weather turns cold. Don't worry though, the addition of Prickly Pear and cucumber make this juice very refreshing.

Serves 2

  • 1.5 prickly pears 
  • 1/2 a serrano chili 
  • 1/2" knob of fresh ginger 
  • 4 gala apples 
  • 1 english cucumber 
  • 1 small bunch of cilantro 
  • 2 carrots (we used yellow carrots but orange ones work too)
  • 1 medium beet
  • 1 lime
It's very simple to create a fresh juice if you have the right equipment. We used a Breville mixer which removes the pulp but you could also use a high powered blender and keep the pulp. 
Simply cut the fruits and vegetables into manageable pieces and send it through the juicer. Serve over ice if you like. 

Enjoy and let us know what you think!

Recipe by: Megan Forbes
Photos by: Christina Hussey

This post is part of Williams-Sonoma Juice Week.

Inspired by // Funny Face

Funny Face is one of the best movies and it's streamable on Netflix. Me and Christina often watch a movie together and pick out what inspires us about it. Especially classic films such as this one. We watched it the other night for girl's night and there were so many visual inspirations. It begins in the US and winds up in Paris. There is an entire song dedicated to how lucky they feel to be in Paris. Anyway, it's worth watching.

Eating In // Apple Whiskey Clafoutis

While this may look like your typical apple pie, it is far from it. Instead of a crust there is a delightful batter that is baked to fluffy perfection. Being similar to a souffle, when you pull it out of the oven it will puffed golden. Once it cools a bit, your left with a sweet, dense, and completely rich apple delight.

Serves 6-8

For the batter:
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz unsalted, melted (I used Kerrygold) 
  • 2/3 cup flour 
  • 2/3 cup sugar 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 tsp salt 
For the apples: 
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 3 tbsp whiskey 
  • ground cinnamon 
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a blender, combine the eggs, heavy cream, melted butter, flour, 2/3 cup sugar, vanilla extract, and salt and blitz it until smooth. The result will be a rich creamy batter. 
2. In a medium saucepan, combine the apples, 4 tbsp of butter, sugar, whiskey and cinnamon and cook over medium heat for about 7 minutes. 
3. Using a couple tablespoons of butter, grease one pie plate and place it in the hot oven for 5 minutes. Pull the hot dish out of the oven and pour the batter into it. With a slotted spoon, arrange the apples on top of the custard. Reserve the cooking liquid for drizzling over slices of clafoutis. 

Serve with the reserved liquid from the apples and a dollop of homemade whipped cream. 

 Recipe by: Megan Forbes
Photos by: Christina Hussey

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