Baked Apples With Honey and Apricot

Baked Apples With Honey and Apricot

Baked apples are a humble dessert, but these have a certain elegance. Stuffed with dried apricots and raisins, glazed with honey and apricot jam, and served with crème fraîche, they are delicious warm or at room temperature.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Peel apples and remove core with a small spoon or melon baller. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown apples on all sides, then place them in a baking dish just large enough to hold them.
  2. Step 2

    Spoon an equal amount of diced apricots and raisins into the cavity of each apple. Add 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon apricot jam and 1 teaspoon butter to each apple. Drizzle remaining honey evenly over apples. Pour wine or apple juice into the bottom of the dish.
  3. Step 3

    Bake uncovered until the apples are golden and easily pierced with a fork, about 45 minutes. Every 10 minutes or so, baste apples with pan juices.
  4. Step 4

    Pour remaining juices into a small saucepan, and simmer over medium heat until it reduces, about 7 minutes. Spoon reduced juices over apples. If desired, paint apples with a little warmed apricot jam. Serve warm or at room temperature. Just before serving, sprinkle apples with toasted flaked almonds, if using. Give each apple a dollop of crème fraîche.