Honey Baked Apples

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by evelyn/athens

This is an elegant, rich dessert with the added benefit of being very low fat (only 1 tblsp of butter!). Developed for RSC #6.

Top Review by Kittencal@recipezazz

These apple are truly delicious, what a great recipe, a bit time-consuming but well worth the extra effort. I increased the recipe to make 10 apples, I knew this recipe would be a winner! I look forward to making this again very soon, my family loved it! thanks Ev...Kitten:)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put apricot pieces, wine and sugar in small saucepan; bring to the boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes; add raisins and continue to simmer for a further 5 minutes; remove from heat and stir in butter until it is melted; stir in lemon zest and cashews and cool completely (can be prepared to this point up to 1 day in advance; cover and refrigerate)
  2. Peel and core the apples, then cut in half lengthwise, resulting in 6 halves with an indentation down the length; as each one is peeled and cored, rub with reserved lemon juice to discourage discolouration; place apples, rounded side down, in glass baking dish just large enough to hold them in one layer; evenly distribute apricot filling amongst the 6 apple halves, mounding slightly at middle
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F
  4. In a small saucepan, bring all the honey syrup ingredients, plus any lemon juice remaining, to the boil; boil rapidly for 5 minutes to thicken syrup slightly, being careful not to let mixture boil over; remove from heat and spoon over apples
  5. Bake apples until tender when pierced with a sharp knife, about 45-55 minutes, basting 3-4 times; allow to cool 20 minutes before serving
  6. These baked apples are very rich and an excellent contrast would be some crème fraiche, thick greek yoghurt or sour cream; a dollop on each apple, with some of the juices spooned over, is very nice

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