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We'll be making Baked Golden Delicious Apples with blueberry sauce.
You could use blackberry sauce or cherry sauce instead.
But it's blueberry sauce today.
If you get the lunchable size apples, we submerge them when washing them.
None of this quick swishing under the faucet.
But really submerge them under and get the water into those creases to get them completely cleaned.
We need to score around the equator of the apple.
This prevents the apple from exploding.
A melon baller works really well, but so does a paring knife.
You just have to be a bit more careful to get the core out.
When I was a newlywed, I put some potatoes in the oven to bake.
I was far away from my mother. She was in Australia and I was here in Ann Arbor.
I put the potatoes in the oven and I said we were having potatoes with what ever it was
and I opened the oven and they were no where to be seen.
On closer scrutiny there were little pieces of potato all around the oven.
They had exploded!
So, that taught me a lesson early on.
So, anyway, a mellon baller does a way better job than that. But that's pretty good.
(Kathy): And you thought they were just for balling melons.
(Lizzie): Right, exactly. We don't even bother with those for melons.
So, now I'm going to put in half a can of the concentrated pure fruit juice.
And the other half to make up of water.
I'm going to put in a tablespoon of quick cooking or instant or minute tapioca.
That is a wonderful thickener that keeps a lovely clarity to the liquid that your thickening.
It's from a root.
We are going to pour this over, in and around the apples.
You could always thicken the sauce with cornstarch if you run out of tapioca but I would do that at the end.
I would just add a little bit of cornstarch to cold water, stir it around to dissolve it.
Then pour it in to the hot sauce that is surrounding the apples when they are finished cooking.
Now I'm going to pour these berries, and like I said
they could be blackberries, cherries, raspberries,
they could be fresh or frozen.
You could use dried fruit, apricots or raisins.
If you use raisins you might want to add a tiny bit of rum and some cinnamon.
That gives a lovely flavor.
You can also use dates and walnuts, such variety.
This goes into a 375 degree oven.
Now it will vary.
Apples are just coming into season, but we are not always getting the latest season apples.
If they are dehydrated, they will take longer to cook.
When they are cooked, which will probably be 45 minutes, they will start puffing up where you made the little scores.
After they have been out of the oven for a little while they sort of shrink up.
They won't have that lovely puffiness to them but they are so delicious.
What was this? Four ingredients? Five ingredients?
A fabulous dessert. A wonderful breakfast. A lovely thing to take for a brunch, to grandma's house.
A really, really delicious dessert
It's wonderful with a big dollop of Greek yogurt.
Sometimes I will fold a little of the light coconut milk into the Greek yogurt.
It really makes it creamy and makes it delicious.
(Kathy): A little dollop of frozen yogurt.
(Lizzie): Exactly, I was just getting to that.
There are many of the frozen confections that will really work for people with lactose intolerance as well.
There's Hemp, Rice Dream, Soy Dream and goodness knows, many many different ones.
(Kathy): The delicious coconut ice cream too.