Baked Apples with Maple-Walnut Sauce

Baked Apples with Maple-Walnut Sauce

My colleague Steve and I are eating the leftover Baked Apples with Maple-Walnut Sauce at work tonight. It’s our evening shift dessert treat. I made these originally for brunch with my friend Kari the other day. She and I had a great time drinking coffee, eating these apples, lemon poppy seed muffins and fresh red pepper jam, and being talkative giggling little girls. It was a great day. I saw these on the Vegetarian Times website as a featured recipe and just HAD to try them. These were really delicious and it’s really easy to alter the recipe to serve just one or two people. I highly recommend these for occasions like brunches or really light lunches, where their baked sweetness would match the richness of the smoked food.

Baked Apples with Maple-Walnut Sauce
4 large Honeycrisp apples, halved crosswise and cored
2 tsp. lemon juice, divided
2 Tbs. light or dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup maple syrup
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Brush cut sides of apples with 1 tsp. lemon juice.
3. Arrange apples, cut sides up, in baking dish.
4. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; sprinkle cut sides of apples with sugar mixture.
5. Pour maple syrup in bottom of dish. Cover with foil, and bake 10 minutes.
6. Uncover, and bake 15 minutes more, or until apples are tender. Transfer apples to serving platter.
7. Pour syrup and pan juices into small saucepan, and stir in remaining 1 tsp. lemon juice and salt; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes, or until sauce is thickened, whisking constantly. Stir in walnuts.
8. Spoon sauce over apples, and serve warm.


One thought on “Baked Apples with Maple-Walnut Sauce

  1. Looks and sounds soooooooo yummy!!!!! I request these at the next bar b que while Jake cooks chicken!!!!!!!!!

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