Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Drunk Baked Apples
I went apple picking recently and although these year's pickings were not abundant (we went a week too late), I still had plenty of Granny Smith apples to work with. For a quick, easy and delicious desert baked apples work great. It is just as easy to make two as it is to make twenty, which makes this desert great for entertaining company. And you can make these in advance, just heat them up in the oven for a few minutes and drizzle with sauce before serving.
If any are left over, they make a great snack the next day. And for all this goodness, I figure they are a much healthier alternative to most of the backed deserts out there.
Drunk Backed Apples
6 Granny Smith ( or any firm, tart apples).
3 tbs of honey
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup dry blueberries or cranberries or raisins
1/4 frozen black currant or any tart berries
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of dried ginger
1/2 tsp of freshly grated nutmeg
1 tsp of lemon zest
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cups of desert or fruit wine or port or any combination of all the lefovers you may have
1 tbs of aged balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup of Grand Marnier
1 cup of sugar
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Posted by I.M.