In complex times we crave simplicity. These days bring to mind a basic little jewel recipe–Roasted Apples with Black Walnuts & Honey, a confinement creation from the Bijouxs kitchen.
SIMPLE ROASTED APPLES
An apple a day, yes, and let’s treasure apples, the beautiful long-lasting fruit. Here’s a very basic way to produce a sweet treat, whether it’s a table for one in our lonely isolation, or a family meal around the dining table. I received my first shipment from Imperfect Foods, they ship me a box of fresh produce as I need it. The goods were lovely, in spite of slight blemishes on the apples, no problem for me. I do not need prefect produce, thankful for the fresh goods.
Baked apples have been on many family tables, a recipe so simple it is barely a recipe. It does not take much to create these simple little jewels. Just peel and core the apples, using care not to cut down through the bottom when removing the core. My favorite cookery to bake a small treat in is this Italian sauce pot with a lid, of a heavy weight and beautiful design.
Now comes the good part–the apples are gently stuffed with nuts, honey, or brown sugar with butter and spices. I fell back on our family favorite by using black walnuts, honey, and some warming spices. The apples are covered and popped in the oven to bake until tender, removing the cover at the end to achieve a rich, caramel topping.
Nothing left except to enjoy the apples warm with perhaps a topping of whipped crème fraîche and maybe a strong cup of coffee. Stay well.
As always, enjoy. B