Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins
Now that fall is here what better time to get fresh apples and try this! Found this recipe in a newspaper listing the source as: Piano, Piano, Piano by Susan McKenna Grant
- 3 egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1⁄2 cup sweet wine, such as marsala (I use Icewine)
- 1 cup heavy cream
For baked apples
- 4 -6 fresh apples, use your favourite baking apples
- 3 tablespoons soft butter
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- For sauce:.
- Beat egg yolks and honey until light and frothy, about 10 minutes.
- Reduce speed; mix in wine.
- Transfer mixture to double boiler and stir constantly over moderate heat until custard thickens and feels heavy. It should coat the back of a spoon thickly.
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO LET THE MIXTURE BOIL!
- Remove from heat, cool to room temperature; chill to cool completely.
- Whip cream until it reaches soft peaks, then fold into cold sauce. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
- To bake apples: Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Slice top third off each apple, leaving stems intact; remove cores.
- Push butter into core cavities and rub some onto skins. Place apples in baking dish; sprinkle with sugar, pushing some sugar into cavity of each. Replace tops; sprinkle with remaining sugar.
- Bake 35-40 minutes until apples are tender. Cool to room temperature; serve with dollop of sauce between apples and tops.
I don't know why I haven't rated this earlier, it was the most amazing dessert! We all loved it. It was quite simple to prepare and looked like I had spent hours in the kitchen, so that was an added bonus. I used a sweet apple wine and sprinkled cinnamon over it all as we love it. Thanks for a terrific, decadent dessert Elly :)