Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Baked apples on a cold morning

Yesterday, I decided that baked apples in red wine would make the perfect dessert for a cold day. But as it turned out, I had no red wine - what I did have was grape juice and arak, and my volatile imagination immediately made a match between the two. I took:

1/2 cup natural grape juice
2 tablespoons arak
1 tablespoon honey, slightly diluted with hot water
A sprinkle of cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg, and some vanilla essence

I mixed it all and poured over halved, peeled apples in a baking dish. Into the oven it went, filling the house with the delightful smell of cinnamon, until apples were tender. Later we enjoyed eating the apples with cream.

I especially like this recipe because there's no refined sugar in it.

Illustration photo: Yes, I know. I should have taken a picture *head hangs low*. Hopefully, next time, because with such delight, there is sure to be next time, and probably more experimental variations of Baked Apple Wonder.


Avigayil said...

Arak???? Are you joking? Hmmmm. Well, as long as it was good.....For me, baked apples aren't baked apples without maple syrup and LOTS of it.

Mrs. Anna T said...

I know it sounds weird, but after baking, the alcohol evaporates and you are left with the most delicate trace of anise. It *is* good. :-)