Oh cold weather speaks of Baked Apples, such comforting food, especially when cooked with a little Marsala.
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|Apples, e.g. Golden Delicious or Granny Smith||brown sugar||unsalted butter|
|cinnamon||dried fruit||fresh lemon peel, grated, or dried lemon peel|
|honey||brandy or rum (optional)||orange juice, apple juice, white wine or water|
|cream or Marscapone cheese|
Remove the core from the apples. With a sharp knife, indent a circle about 5cm from the top of the apple, right around the apple, so that the skin will separate as it cooks. Place them in a close-fitting baking dish.
Mix together brown sugar, butter at room temperature, a little cinnamon, dried fruit, lemon peel, a touch of brandy or rum, and a little honey. Fill the centre of the apples. Put a little juice, wine or water in the bottom of the dish, and dot with a little extra butter. Cook in a moderate oven until the apple is beautifully caramelised, indeed almost burnt on the top, with a sticky glaze. The time will depend on the type and size of the apple, around 35 – 45 minutes. Serve hot with a generous dollop of cream or Marscapone.
Spectacular! after the mode of Baked Pears with Marsala and Cinnamon.
|Marsala||Crème Fraîche||melted butter|
Prepare Baked Apples as above by stuffing with fruit, peel, honey, sugar and butter. A little Marsala can be added to the stuffing mixture.
Brush apples with melted butter, sprinkle with sugar and pour Marsala around the apples. Bake as for Baked Apples , and serve each apple in the centre of a large white plate, drizzle sauce over and around the apple, and spoon crème fraîche around the sauce. Spectacular!
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