Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins
This comes from the “Earthy Family” website (it’s amazing what a word search will find you!), but I’ve changed it to use store bought almond paste. Serve with whipped cream or custard. Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005.
- 6 baking apples
- 8 ounces store bought almond paste
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1⁄2 cup dried breadcrumbs
- Preheat the oven to 350 F / 180 C /gas mark 4.
- Peel the apples and carefully core them almost to the bottom.
- Brush apples with melted butter, then roll them in the breadcrumbs; place onto a shallow oven proof dish.
- Fill the centres of the apples with almond paste; if you have any butter and breadcrumbs left over, drizzle the butter and sprinkle the breadcrumbs evenly over the apples.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until apples are soft.
Wonderful apples!! I made this recipe using honeycrisp apples and used cornflake crumbs as the coating. Baked for 40 minutes so the apple still had some crispness to it. I topped with whipping cream (unwhipped) that had been mixed with a bit of almond extract to compliment the almond paste. Thank You for sharing Mrs B, will be made often this Autumn!
I made this on the spur of the moment tonight. I actually used 1/2 breadcrumbs and 1/2 graham cracker crumbs. Rolling the apples in the breadcrumbs did give this a very nice appearance, as bluemoon says. This was a nice 'n easy dessert.
SO little preparation for such an elegant-looking dessert that is ideal for weeknights or to be served at a dinner party. I used Granny Smith apples and added ½ teaspoon of cinnamon to the almond paste. I lightly greased the dish I put the apples into, and topped each apple with about ½ dozen slivered almonds. Once they had baked, the breadcrumbs gave the apples a lovely golden finish, and the almonds on top had lightly browned. They looked just SO delicious, and they were: a lovely blend of flavours. We ate them with cream. Thank you for a fabulous recipe! I’ve had requests to make them again.