Baked Apples Stuffed With Goat Cheese and Leeks

Recipe by Mercy
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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Place 1 tablespoon butter and leeks in heavy pan; cook, shaking pan and stirring, until leeks begin to turn transparent.
  • Add 1 tablespoon water, stir and cover pan.
  • Continue cooking until leeks are tender, 10 minutes, adding more water if necessary to prevent leeks from sticking.
  • When leeks are cooked, transfer them to bowl and blend inches Add goat cheese and cream.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Gently stuff each apple with an equal amount of the goat-cheese-and-leek mixture, pressing it into cavity and mounding on top.
  • Core the apples and remove strip of peel from circumference of each apple (lemon juice will keeping them from oxidizing and discoloring); place apples in baking dish.
  • Pour wine around apples, put bay leaf in wine and lightly salt interior of each apple.
  • Top each apple with 1/4 of the remaining tablespoon of butter.
  • Bake apples in center of oven until tender and cheese is dark golden on top, 35 to 45 minutes.
  • Transfer to plates, garnish with parsley and serve immediately as appetizer or side dish.
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