Baked Lady Apples with Honey, Butter and Walnuts
December 8, 2013 § Leave a comment
These cute little apples were brought to our Thanksgiving dinner by my sister Sheila, and everyone was asking, what do you do with them? I’ve seen them in the markets and always wondered that myself. They’re a bit too small for regular eating, unless, like Sheila says, you just take a few dainty, lady-like bites!
We didn’t end up using them that day, and I’ve been looking at them sitting on my counter since then. Finally today they went into the oven. No recipe really, no measurements for these, they’re so easy, and I know you have all the ingredients already. Put them into the oven as you’re serving dinner and they’ll be ready when you’re done. Delicious with a roast pork! If you have any left over, have them for breakfast with a little yogurt.
Take the apples, hollow them out, being careful not to poke through. If you use a melon scooper it works pretty well. Fill with some unsalted butter, a bit of honey, a few chopped walnuts. Bake in a preheated oven, 350 degrees, covered with foil, for about 35 to 40 minutes, or until soft. Remove foil for the last 10 minutes or so.
You can change the ingredients of course, use maple syrup instead of honey, or even brown sugar. You can fill them with some jam, like apricot or red currant. Add cinnamon, or nutmeg, or change the nuts. You can top with ice cream, whipped cream or make them extra special with a custard sauce.
You’ll want about 2 or 3 per person.