Thursday, January 3, 2013

Baked Apples With Marzipan Filling

Baked Apples With Marzipan Filling

This is a variation of the classic baked apple with the accretion of marzipan which adds a wonderful, very delicate aroma to the flavor of the apple.

Apples come originally from Asia and were during the cold winters in Europe often the only available fruit because they are easy to store and long-lasting. 

My early childhood memories are associated with the aroma of baked apples in our house when we came home after sleighing or skiing.

For the baked apples with marzipan you need:

4 medium sized not too sweet red apples

4 spoonful of marzipan paste

1 1/2 spoonful of chopped almonds

2 spoonful of dried cranberries

1 spoonful of lemon juice

Cut the cap, than core the apples (do not cut all the way through) and sprinkle them with the lemon juice.

Sprinkle the cranberries with a bit of rum and leave to macerate for about 15 minutes.

Chop the marzipan paste coarsely, than mix with the chopped almonds and the

cranberries.  Leave to macerate for ½ hour at room temperature.

Fill the apples with the mix, pressing the mix slightly into the apple.

Bake in preheated oven at 200°C  (392°F) for about 20 minutes. (Time may vary according to the apples used)

Serve with Vanilla Ice Cream or Crème Fraiche.

* For the ones that are looking for a delicious low calorie dessert:

Spice the apples only with cinnamon and a bit of brown sugar before baking.

Serves 4.


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  1. Ooh, I love the look of that marzipan filling! Great winter treat!

  2. HI Daniela, I'm in love with your baked apples. :)
    Interesting recipe and it sure look awesome. I like the presentation of the first picture, excellent!

    Have a lovely weekend. Take care,my dear.

    1. Hi Amelia, thank you so much!
      I don't know if it's very hot in Malaysia right know, but if you want to try the recipe it tastes great served with Ice Cream and then its suitable for warmer climates as well!

    2. Ah, and have a great weekend too :)

    3. Hi Daniela, it's raining season now in Malaysia but then when it's not raining it's hot and humid. Will definitely try this recipe and serve with my homemade vanilla ice cream. Will keep you inform. :)

      P/S I just updated my blog with something interesting. Drop by when you free.

      Have a nice day,regards.

  3. What a tasty edge to a classic; marzipan filling!! Looks delicious!!

  4. Marzipan in a baked apple? What a terrific idea! I've not seen this before, but it sounds (and looks!) so good. Terrific recipe - thanks.

  5. Actually, it's a family recipe. Thank you for the kind feedback!

  6. oh my gosh this is such a clever and delicious idea for baked apples! sounds wonderful!


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