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Baked Apples Filled with Fruits and Nuts are Dorie Greenspan’s version of this classic fall dessert. Stuffed with dried fruit, nuts and honey, then basted with a mixture of cider and butter made for an elegant sweet treat.


Baked Apples with Fruits and Nuts

Baked Apples Filled with Fruits and Nuts

Would you believe we have another winner? Bill spotted a plate of  Baked Apples Filled with Fruits and Nuts in our refrigerator. “What’s that stuff in the middle?” he queried. Part of the usual interrogation when new dishes show up in our kitchen.

“Uh, fruit and nuts,” I responded, then quickly added, “but I’ll eat those for you.” Without even a pause, he agreed. “Not bad; pretty good,” was his review…a man of few words when he knows he could be quoted on my blog.

This makes an unprecedented 4 out of the last 4 French Fridays with Dorie recipes which have received his approval….but stay tuned. This trend will not continue…we have Moules Marinière coming up in our queue.

Baked Apples with Fruits and Nuts

Tips for Making Baked Apples

The most difficult part of this recipe was peeling and coring the apples. I used a melon baller, vegetable peeler and paring knife as my tools and prepped three honeycrisps and a granny smith apple.

Placed in a deep pie plate, I filled  these with a combination of honey, pecans, dried cherries and a pinch of cinnamon followed by a few dabs of butter. The poaching liquid consisted of apple cider, apple peels and a tad more butter. The apples were baked, with a few interruptions for basting,  till tender…times varying depending on the variety of apples.

This was a lovely, light dessert…perfect January fare. I served ours with a dollop of mascarpone topped with Best Boy ginger infused caramel. Ice cream or whipped cream would be other scrumptious accompaniments. And feel free to fill these with the dried fruit and nuts of your choice.

Baked Apples with Fruits and Nuts

Dorie’s recipe can be found here. And the baked apple recipe and more can be found in her cookbook, Around My French Table.

Note: I used Best Boy & Co. Ginger Infused Caramel to drizzle over my baked apples. All of their profits go to charitable causes.

Baked Apples Filled with Fruits and Nuts

 

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56 comments on “Baked Apples Filled with Fruits and Nuts #FrenchFridayswithDorie”

  1. The apples look so yummy! How can anyone resist them? Even thought I would start with the filling first because I love dried fruit and nuts!!

  2. Oooo, marscarpone. Good call!

  3. Those are beautiful baked apples! 🙂 Glad your husband liked these too!

  4. Oh I made a very similar dish last week, its a really popular winter dessert in the UK I love baked apples so much. It’s always a crowd pleaser and yet so simple to make and almost healthy if you think about it 😀

  5. The ice cream sounds great! We are on a roll also- everything this month has been thumbs up, and he loved the bonus monkfish and carrots.

  6. Thanks for the link to Ginger Infused Caramel, it sounds delicious. I’m impressed Bill liked this one. Did he eat the dried fruit and nuts?

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