Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Baked Apples in Honey and Orange



I like simple and hassle free preparation in making baked desserts, especially to be served hot or warm right after meals.

These baked warm apples .... tasted soft but not mushy with warm citrus honey sweet orange juice is soothing to the throat.  And really easy and fuss free with just 4 simple steps in the preparation.

The original recipe calls for lemon, since I don't have any, I simply replaced it with an orange.

This simple yet delicious dessert recipe adapted from Desserts All Around The Year cookbook by Martha Day

Baked Apples in Honey and Orange
Serves 4
4 Bramley or other cooking apples
1 tablespoon clear honey
Grated rind and juice of 1 orange (original used lemon)
1 tablespoon low-fat spread
Skimmed milk custard,  to serve (optional)

Method:
1) Preheat the oven to 180°C. Remove the cores from the apples, taking care not to go right through the bottoms of the apples.

2) With a cannelle knife or a narrow bladed, sharp knife, cut lines through the apple skin at intervals. Stand the apples in an oven-proof dish.
(You may refer to picture but I don’t have a cannelle knife, simply used a peeler to peel off few apple skin)

3)Mix together the honey, orange rind, juice and low-fat spread.

4) Spoon the mixture into the apples and cover the dish with foil or a lid. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the apples are tender. Serve with skimmed milk custard, if you like.



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24 comments:

  1. One word...... " Yum!" Eh....I saw one of your apple you didnt cut lines.....forgotten ah? Nevertheless Im sure you are glad to try out this delicious desserts. I love baked apples too.

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  2. Simple and healthy dessert.. I should prepare some after baking so many types of mooncakes..hehe..

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    1. Hope you'll enjoy this simple and heathy dessert.

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  3. Karen, this is interesting. The only type of baked apple I have eaten is in an apple pie hah..hah...

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    1. Phong Hong, yes there are a few interesting, simple and easy dessert recipes ... BBQ Orange Parcel is one that I've shared. Oh yes I like apple pie ... the ones from Burger King especially. But yet to bake one ... got to learn to bake apple pie !

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  4. Something simple is what I like but I like my apples crunchy! I still can't decide what to cook for this apple theme!

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    1. Well Jeannie, you have 3 more weeks to decide ... hee hee .. hope I don't have to wait too long to try your delicious apple bakes or dishes ^-^!

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  5. Hi Karen, thanks for sharing this baked apple. Never have baked apples before and this is handy when you want a fuss free dessert.

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    1. You're most welcome, Lian. Now I'm "seriously" reading this cookbook and really glad to make some easy yummy and low fat desserts.

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  6. Hi Karen!
    Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. Things are getting slowly back to normal in my blogging world, lol...We are quickly approaching Fall in my corner of the world and nothing speaks goodness like crisp Fall Apples. I love that this recipe doesn't turn them into mush. I will definitely be saving it! Thanks for sharing...

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    1. Hi Louise, you're most welcome. Yea, I know it's gonna be Autumn there as my boy had arrived New York a week ago, to spend 5 months for his overseas school programme. Miss him. Have a pleasant weekend!

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    2. Oh I'm sure you must miss him, Karen. Where in New York will he be going to school? I lived in New York before I moved to PA.

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    3. Oh good morning to Louise. He is going to Lehman College. He rented a room in 656W 162nd Street. He's doing fine with some friends there.

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    4. Oh that's wonderful to hear Karen. You'll just have to come to New York to visit, lol...

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  7. Hi Karen,

    I'm have been coughing a lot lately due to infection, weather change and stress... sign! Now my throat is telling me that I need to eat some of your baked apple with honey.

    Zoe

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    1. Well sure and you please take good care yourself.

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  8. Hi Karen ,
    What a apple delightful dessert ! I LOVE baked apples & your version is very interesting . Love the idea of using honey & orange . I'll surely try this dessert soon . Thank you so much for linking with us & glad to know your blog via LTU . Have a nice day ;)

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    1. Hi Kit, thanks and glad to know you too ^-^! Have a blessed weekend !

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  9. Hi Karen,
    Oooh,,,,, this looks delicious! A wonderful elegant dessert to serve the family after dinner, they would all be smiling!

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    1. Hi Karen,
      Thanks for linking! Have a great week!

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  10. oooh, this reminds me of baked cinnamon apples!! YUMMY!

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  11. Hi Karen,
    I never tried baked an apple before. Your baked apple with honey sure look interesting.
    Would love to have a bite of it...:D
    Thanks for sharing this to LTU!
    mui

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