Sunday, October 18, 2009

Ginger Crusted Baked Apples with Date Glaze



GINGER CRUSTED BAKED APPLES WITH DATE GLAZE
serves 2

ingredients:
2 medium apples (use eating apples rather than baking apples, otherwise they'll turn to mush - I used gala)
2 T almond flour
2 T unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tsp grated fresh ginger (or less if you aren't a ginger freak like I am)
1 egg white
coconut oil
2 T date glaze (recipe follows)

Preheat the oven to 425 Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with foil and parchment paper.

Lightly whisk the egg white. Mix the almond flour, shredded coconut, and grated ginger together on a plate. Cut each apple in half and remove the core.

Dip the cut side of the apple into the egg white, then press firmly into the almond/coconut mixture. Make sure the whole cut surface of the apple is coated, including the cavity where the core was. Place the apple on the baking sheet. There should be just enough almond/coconut mixture to coat all the apples with none to spare. Drizzle with a tiny bit of coconut oil (or olive oil or macadamia nut oil - whatever you have).

Bake at 425 for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and place 1/2 T of date glaze in each cavity. Bake for 3 minutes more. Serve!

Apples (minus date glaze) inspired by "Low Carb High Flavor Recipes Made Easy" by Fiona Carns.


DATE GLAZE (makes a lot)

ingredients:
3/4 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup water
1/8 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Put the dates, water, and cardamom in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes until thick and mostly smooth, adding a tablespoon or two more water if necessary. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.

Date glaze inspired by Moosewood Restaurant New Classics by Moosewood Collective.

9 comments:

Susan said...

These look delicious, missy! I have got to get some coconut... I've been meaning to. :)

Susan

Erin said...

I have found my dessert for tonite! Thanks!!!

caroline said...

I'm so glad I found your blog! I started eating paleo a month ago and love cooking & baking. I went apple picking last weekend and have so many apples to use -- I'm making this tomorrow! Thanks!!

Elizabeth said...

Hope you all enjoy it! The apples are yummy by themselves without the date stuff too. :)

caroline said...

Just wanted to post again and say I did make this recipe and it's delicious!! I've also made it with peaches -- I added cinnamon to the crust and instead of the date glaze, poured 2 TBS of coconut milk over it. YUM!

Son Of Sampson said...

Just tried this recipe - these were really amazing!

I hope you get back to posting on your blog sometime soon, your creations are really superb...

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