Chef Eric Greenspan (executive chef and owner of The Foundry on Melrose) may be now gone from “The Next Iron Chef Redemption” program, but he still has a new partnership with gourmet gift retailer Harry & David for a Seasonal Chef Program.
As part of the program, Chef Greenspan designed the Hot Apple Toddy – focusing on Harry & David ‘s Honeycrisp Apples.
Try it here:
For Hot Apple Toddy:
Juice of 18 Harry & David Honey Crisp Apples (about 8 oz)
1 C. Laird¹s Applejack, or a comparable apple brandy
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 cup of honey
1/2 cup fine loose-leaf green tea
Add the Harry & David Honey Crisp Apple juice, cinnamon, clove, and tea to a small saucepot and heat until simmering. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain and return to heat until just boiling.
In separate coffee mugs, add 2 oz. Applejack, 1/8 cup of honey, a squeeze of 1/4 lemon. Slowly pour in 1 1/2 oz. hot apple tea, mix and serve.