When I go home over Christmas there are a few things that I ask my parents to cook for me. Isn’t it the best to come home and have somebody cook for you? Well, I have my boyfriend but he mostly makes what he feels like (don’t get me wrong, he cooks perfect and very delicious) but there’s something about having somebody ask you what they should cook for you – and having your childhood memories involved. One of those things that I ask for (mostly in winter though) are baked apples. I have very early memories of my dad making these for us with marzipan, honey and almonds. My parents have a wood stove in their kitchen (another dream of mine is to have one too) and they bake the apples in there. I imagine that they taste better coming out of there. If you don’t have one, don’t worry, I replicated them at my place (and I don’t have a wood or tiled stove) and they tasted still great.
All you need is:
– 50 g almonds
– 2 Tbsp honey
– 100 g marzipan
– 6 belle de boskoop apples (or any other sour apple)
Knead the marzipan with the almonds and honey. Remove the apple cores with a small knife and fill it with the marzipan mixture.
Now bake in the oven with 200° C for about 25 mins. As I mentioned before at my parents house I had the luxury of having a wood stove. If you have a tiled stove, put it in there, if not: don’t worry (since you can’t compare it to the ones I made here, you will be smitten. I promise). Below you see the whole bunch of apples in the oven of the wood stove.
Best served warm right out of the oven.
Once they are done you can either pour it with some vanilla sauce (made with Vanilla pudding powder) or eat it with Vanilla ice-cream. The best for cold days!
Now. Carry on!