Baked Apples For Meeta’s Monthly Mingle

My recipe for baked apples is inspired by my friend Bev. She makes these as a quick and easy dessert when she and Eric are in the mood for something sweet.

This month, my friend Hila is the host for Meeta’s Monthly Mingle. She challenged us with a Heart Healthy theme and even though this is part of my every day eating, I was not sure what to share with you. Dave and I have eaten a heart healthy diet for many years. I do not want him to die of heart failure or some such ill, and I come from a family where both my parents have high cholesterol. It has not skipped a generation for some time, and my sister suffers from this as well. I however am lucky, and can eat what I want when it comes to fat and butter and all the good things. I look after our hearts by making sure we eat healthy food, we exercise often, and we watch our alcohol intake. What I cannot do, is protect our hearts from sadness. Today my heart is heavy. I woke up to sad news, and this is news I cannot share, so the burden of sadness is mine alone. And worry – I am worried about the person who shared the sad news. I am worried, because there is nothing I can do. My heart is heavy because I fear that the person who is hurt, has been hurt beyond repair. I am sad because they cannot move away from what is hurting them as they are the one inflicting the hurt. I cannot mend the broken heart.

The saying “an apple a day keeps the Doctor away” could be the perfect heart mending advert. Apples help reduce heart disease and help with controlling cholesterol. So, where I will have to leave my friend’s heart mending to those that can help, I will share my simple recipe to keep your hearts healthy.

Baked Apples
Baked Apples

Baked Apples

Ingredients

  • 30 g pistachios
  • 30 g cranberries
  • 2.5 mls rose water
  • 15 g butter melted
  • 1 apple per person

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • Roughly chop the pistachios and the cranberries
  • Add to a bowl with the rose water and the butter
  • Core the apples and then cut off the bottom of the cored bit and plug it back into the bottom of the apple to make a stopper
  • Fill to the top with the pistachio and cranberry mix
  • Bake for 12 minutes

Notes

If you are serving this as a dessert, add a spoonful of crème fraîche to the bowl when dishing up

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I used really small apples, but if you are going to use larger ones, please see Misk Cook’s post for a few more instructions on how to bake them.
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44 thoughts on “Baked Apples For Meeta’s Monthly Mingle

  1. I was so sorry to read some of what you are going through. Tough times for you. Thank you for taking the time to share such a lovely recipe – it reminded me of my grandfather who loved baked apples and my mum often used to make them to eat after the Sunday roast. A lovely memory for me.

    1. so glad I brought a memory back for you 🙂 Life is not always about the good times, and I love that I can blog about everything here!

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about your bad news! It’s so awful when you just want to help someone so badly but there’s nothing you can do. food can definitely provide comfort, though, and these baked apples sound like absolutely perfection!

  3. Lovely, I’ve been wanting to use rosewater lately (I never have). I recently saw a post on how to make your own… These look great and I bet they make the house smell awesome!

    1. Wow, I have never even thought to make my own, and a little goes a long way. Have fun doing it and please share the results 🙂

  4. oh, I love how those are stuffed. I imagine that this would be delicious with a little bit of cheddar or stilton alongside.

  5. I hope things for your friend are sorted soon as it is difficult to have to stand back and not be able to do anything about certain situations. Your baked apples look so lovely and topped with Rose water-yum. Take care of yourself! BAM

  6. It’s unfortunate that a heavy heart can’t be lightened with good food because if it could, this recipe would be medicinal. I intend to try it this weekend as it will suit my hubby’s diabetes-restricted diet. I have some leftover pecans that I’ll use. Should work okay. I hope.

      1. They came out perfectly, Tandy. I’ve written up a post about it that I’ll release tomorrow. I’ve linked back to your post with credit for the recipe. 😀

        1. as you can tell, I read your blog post over the weekend! I have just installed a reader on my playbook, but I did not comment 🙂

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  8. Apples really are good for us. I’m so sorry to hear you are going through a period of sadness and that you have to go through it alone. I hope everything will soon right itself xx

  9. These look delicious – I will try rosewater next time I make baked apples. I’m a bit stuck in a rut as I always stick to raisins and cinnamon. I’m sorry to hear about your friend. Sometimes when we feel we are not able to help though we can help, just by being there for someone and listening.

  10. Hi Tandy, thanks for sharing this recipe, we all can do with healthier options in our lives and hopefully you get through this a stronger person & good luck

  11. I hope that your friends heart will be mended in the future. I hope that you don’t have a heavy heart for long and do not dwell on what you can’t change as stress is bad for the heart. I thank you for thinking of all our hearts with your lovely apple recipe. May you and your friend’s heart be lighter in the future.

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