Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Baked Apples Stuffed with Cranberries & Walnuts

These are very quick to put together, and make a good dessert for days when you already have the oven on for a main dish.

4 servings
60 minutes - 20 minutes prep time

Baked apples stuffed with cranberries and walnuts1/3 cup dried sweetened cranberries
1/3 cup walnut pieces
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons cold butter plus 1 teaspoon

4 medium-large apples

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Put the teaspoon of butter in a casserole dish and put in the oven until the butter is melted. Tip the dish to coat the bottom in the butter and set aside.

Meanwhile, put the cranberries, nuts, honey and butter in the food processor, and whizz until just chopped enough to stick together; the nuts and cranberries should still be in fairly coarse pieces.

Core the apples. Divide the paste into 4 even sections, and with cold, dampened hands roll each section into a log. Stuff each log into the core of an apple, and put the apples into the buttered casserole. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 45 minutes, until the apples are soft.

3 comments:

Kevin said...

I like the idea of a stuffed apple. These sound tasty.

Peter M said...

Remarkably simple and naturally sweet and a good dessert for one like me!

Patricia Scarpin said...

These are luscious!