Wednesday, February 10, 2010
If cooking an entire meal is not your forte, try this simple dessert and surprise yourself in the process at how easy it is to whip up a dish like these 'QED apples'. It is quick and easy to make and perfect to indulge your valentine's sweet tooth.
You can use any apple of your liking for this recipe, or use one of favorites like a Red Washington apple, Fuji or a tart Granny Smith. They are perfect with vanilla ice cream for added flavor and richness.
Ingredients: serves 2-4
Instant oatmeal: 1 pack
Cinnamon powder: 1 tsp
Nutmeg powder: 1/4 tsp
Almonds blanched: 2 tsp
Butter softened: 1tbsp
Apples: 2-4 (we used Fuji apples)
Lychee juice/Apple juice: ¾ cup (we used lychee)
Vanilla ice cream
Heat oven to 375 F. In a small bowl add instant oat meal, ½ tsp cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, almonds blanched and butter. Blend with finger tips.
Scoop out the core of the apple, leaving a well. Do not cut all the way through to the bottom. Fill them with oatmeal mixture.
Pour lychee/Apple juice into 9 inch baking dish. Stand apples and bake uncovered for 30-40 min till apples are tender.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a dust of cinnamon. There’s nothing quite like the smell of apples and cinnamon.
Adapted from: “Half Baked Gourmet Desserts” by Tamara Holt. Thanks Tamara!!