WTSIM… apple! (Baked apples with hazelnuts and macadamia syrup)

Waiter, there is something in my… is a food blogging event which I’ve never participated in earlier. This online event is much more broad then the other food blogging events and should appeal to more people regardless of which cooking level you’re at. Waiter, there is something in my… (WTSIM) is organised by Andrew , Jeanne and Johanna and this is the fifth round with the theme stuffed fruit/vegetables, hosted by Jeanne at Cook Sister! This time I actually was able to remember the event and I choose a really easy thing to do.

Stuffed oven baked apples is one of the first desserts I ever made when I was young. It’s easy, cheap and the variations are endless. In this variant I’m using hazelnuts and macadamia nut syrup which is a great combination. As the apples bake in the oven a delicious gravy is created which is delicious to spoon over the vanilla ice cream which is mandatory when eating oven baked apples.

    Baked apples with hazelnuts and macadamia syrup
    serves 2

    2 apples (Jona Gold)
    2 tbsp butter
    2 tbsp hazelnuts, coursly chopped
    2 tsp macadamia nut syrup
    2 tsp caster sugar

    Pre heat the oven to 175 degrees C.

    Mix all ingredients, except for the apples which you wash.

    Using an apple corer, or a small knife, hollow each apple so you have an vertical hole running through the apple where the core used to be. Save two small end pieces (about 2 cm long) of the apple core, so that you have a sort of cork. Put the “cork” in the bottom of each apple, this will hopefully keep most of the stuffing in the apple when the butter starts to melt in the oven.

    Pack the holes with as much stuffing as they can hold, be careful so that the apple won’t crack. If you’re not able to pack them with all stuffing then put the rest on top of the apples.

    Put the apples in a small baking pan, make sure that they stand up.

    Bake the apples in the oven for 25 minutes or until they are soft. Baste the apples once or twice with the gravy that appears in the baking pan after about 10 minutes.

    Serve the apples warm with vanilla ice cream, topped with the gravy which has been created in the baking pan.

4 Responses to “WTSIM… apple! (Baked apples with hazelnuts and macadamia syrup)”

  1. Pille
    May 27th, 2007 16:06

    Lovely! One of my favourite comfort desserts, especially during autumn & winter. I tend to use hazelnuts & raisins, but it will be interesting to combine different nuts in the future.

  2. Andrew
    June 3rd, 2007 04:26

    Wonderful – baked apples a real fave of mine. Not sure I’ve ever seen the nut syrup in the UK though. Something to look out for.

  3. Dagmar
    June 3rd, 2007 12:52

    Pille: You’re right that this is a perfect autumn/winter dessert. I have to admit that I’ve never used raisins as filling before, just cinnamon. But I’ll try that combo as well!

    Andrew: I found the nut syrup in a coffee/tea shop were I buy my coffee beans, maybe that will help you?

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