Friday, January 10, 2014

FFwD - Baked apples filled with fruit and nuts


This week's French Friday with Dorie is practically healthy!  It is baked apples filled with fruit and nuts.

I used a red delicious apple filled with cranberries, apricots and raisins, with a touch of nut "muesli" (walnuts and pecans).  I forgot to baste the apple with the cider while it was in the oven, but oh well!  It still tasted just fine.

I served mine with a dollop of Greek yoghurt, and it was good:


To see what the other Doristas thought, check out the LYL section of the FFwD website.

26 comments:

Mardi Michels said...

Yours looks so good. I had a bit of a "time" with mine this week - I blame the jetlag! Still tasted ok though!

mireia badia said...

Yum!! I love this dessert during autumn/winter, perfect!

2paw said...

Oh, that looks yummy and healthy!! I've used ginger beer (I think) to bake apples but I love the idea, so simple, of using apple cider.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What a healthy, tasty dessert! :D I like how you used muesli too :)

Cher Rockwell said...

I think this is one of those dishes that you could torture the heck out of and it would still be delicious!

Kari said...

This looks lovely - apple desserts always manage to be kind of healthy and really good :-)

Johanna GGG said...

my mum used to make baked apples and I was quite meh about them but now I keep meaning to make them - my tastes are a bit more grown up now

Liz Berg said...

Glad you enjoyed...the muesli was a great touch :)

Guyla Mayo said...

This was a good one, wasn't it? I forgot to baste mine until I checked it after 45 minutes. A couple of quick bastes got some color on the apple. It was delicious anyhow!

Kathy said...

Oh boy do they look yummy! We really enjoyed this recipe, too! I used just plain water with butter and honey as the liquid and they came out lovely! Happy weekend!

yummychunklet said...

I really did enjoy these. Yours look great!

Rose said...

Yah, basting every 15 minutes sounded like a bit much. I did it a few times when checking if they were done, but that was about it.

Geraldine Saucier said...

This was delicious:) The family enjoyed them. Have a great weekend:)

Diane Balch said...

You are so good eating it with yogurt. I had ice cream, but I did have a half of one the next day in my oatmeal.

Adriana said...

Your apple looks delightfully browned. I did the basting and mine stayed a little pale. Maybe I needed to add more butter to the pan juice.

tricia s. said...

I had wondered about the basting. Sadly, I did baste a few times but since I was using cider vinegar instead of cider...it would have been great if I didn't baste :) Love the cross section photo so I can see how you cored those apples without cutting through the bottom. Lovely job ~

Mary Hirsch said...

Wasn't this delicious. Hard to mess up, basting or no basting. Like your combo of cranberries, apricots and raisins with the nut muesli. Did you make that yourself? I used creme fraiche (leftover from New Years) but your Greek yoghurt sounds good also and I always have it on hand.

Cakelaw said...

Hi Mary, yes, I made the nut muesli myself from my naturopath's recipe.

Teresa said...

Practically healthy - that describes it well. I"ll be making this again, for sure. I forgot to baste it until the last twenty minutes or so, but they didn't seem to suffer.

Maria Zioga said...

It is one of the lightest and healthiest recipes in this book yet it tastes fantastic!

Amys Food Room said...

Oops. I forgot to baste! Still great -- I'll switch from crème to greek yogurt for the remaining apple... :)

Karen Reinsch said...

I love that it was "almost" healthy. :) Glad you liked this!

Betsy said...

Yes, almost healthy, just what we need after all the holiday indulgences. Yours looks delicious!

TeaLady said...

Although this wasn't a big hit it was still tsty. Wished i had had some niller ice cream!! But yogurt would have been good too.

Renee Iseson said...

Greek yogurt would be a great addition! Yum!

Christy said...

They look great - like the idea of Greek yogurt with them.