Sunday, October 07, 2012

Oven-baked toffee apples (from the recipe archives)

Baked apples with almond slices and toffee sauce / Ahjuõunad iirise-mandlikattega
September 2010

This recipe was originally posted in September 2008, but it's still a big favourite with our friends and family, so I decided to showcase this again. It's a wonderful twist on the traditional oven-baked apples, that should appeal to everybody with a sweet tooth.

Oven-baked Toffee Apples
(Ahjus küpsetatud õunad mandli-iirisekattega)
Serves 4 to 6

September 2008

4 to 6 large firm apples

Toffee-almond topping:
50 g almond slices
50 g unsalted butter
200 ml soft brown sugar
200 ml whipping or double cream
1 Tbsp potato starch or cornflour

To serve:
vanilla ice cream

Peel the apples (NB! this is optional, see comment below*), halve and core them. Fit them snugly into a buttered oven-dish, cut-side down.

Mix brown sugar and potato flour/cornflour in a small saucepan. Add butter, almond slices, and fresh cream. Bring slowly into the boil, stirring regularly. Spoon the toffee mixture onto the apples.

Bake in the middle of a pre-heated 200 C / 400 F oven for 20-30 minutes (cooking time depends on the apples), until apples are cooked and toffee topping has thickened. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PUDDING and take care not to burn the toffee sauce!!!

Cool a little and serve with ice cream or soft whipped cream.

* In general, I tend not to peel apples from my mum's or grandma's garden, or apples from a reputable organic source. However, peeling apples beforehand does make for neater presentation and easier eating afterwards.

 
This recipe was also included in my first cookbook, Nami-Nami kokaraamat ("Nami-Nami Cookbook"), published in Estonian in December 2010.



28 comments:

Meeta said...

this is going to be worth gold! soeren loves apples and now as they come into theri full glory i have begun to collect a few recipes! pille you always save my weekends!

Alanna @ A Veggie Venture said...

Gorgeous! I don't peel apples either, so much of the flavor is in the skins.

Krentu said...

see tundub nii isuäratav, et kindlasti proovin nädalavahetusel järgi! meil on paras õunteuputus sellel aastal :)

Ragne said...

suu hakkab lihtsalt vett jooksma!!

DaviMack said...

I'm off to make this right now. As in, right this instant. Thanks!

Alexa said...

Pille,
Thanks for visiting my blog. Yours is great! I am making this dish for dessert tonight. It looks so easy and delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

Maggie said...

I love baked apples and these sound delicious. Is there anything you would suggest instead of the potato flour?

Caviar and Codfish said...

I haven't gotten into apples yet this season - I think I'll use this recipe to start it all off. Thanks!

Brilynn said...

THis certainly appeals to my sweet tooth, looks great!

diva said...

i dont know why when i saw the photo i just thought of snow white! these look fantastic and so delicious. i reckon i'd be on a sugar high for days frmo just one apple :) heaven!

Anne said...

Ooh, that's definitely right up my alley!

Megan. said...

this sounds absolutely amazing! what a perfect way to welcome to beginning of fall :)

Paz said...

Oh, yum!

Paz

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Gosh, that looks delicious -- and a bit like a lunar landscape! I never peel apples -- I love the tartness of the skin, and when I make applesauce, the skin turns the sauce a beautiful pink.

Krentu said...

ma ei teinud seda magustoitu mitte üks vaid lausa kaks korda sellel nädalavahetusel! see on üks parimaid õunatoite, mida ma elus söönud olen! suur tänu!

thepassionatecook said...

this is perfect... i have the fridge full of apples at the moment, ans the trees in the garden are still carrying more! i don't know what to do with all these apples anymore - there are not enough hours in the day to eat them all! although i am known never to resist anything with toffee!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Pille, that is such a golden color! I want some, please, with a splash of yogurt!

Mark Ngui said...

I'm not big on desserts but this does look amazing!

ChichaJo said...

What a stunning dessert! Golden apples with luscious toffee...so simple and luxurious at the same time :)

Claudia said...

Looks good, though what we have in abundance right now is guavas. Think I'm going to try your recipe with them & will let you know how it turns out. I've already made my quota of guava jam, wine and catsup (in process).

Wendy said...

Wow, these look beautiful. Just beautiful.

elizabeth said...

Pille- those look absolutely divine. Almost like a tarte tatin without the dough. I will certainly be trying this recipe very soon.

Jeanne said...

Oh how wonderful!! I always used to love toffee apples as a kid, but they tend to be so messy to make. This is the ideal no mess, no fuss alternative - and none of that garish red colouring ;-)

Anonymous said...

May be a dumb question, but what temp should you have the oven on?

Average Betty said...

Wow! Just WOW!

quee said...

that looks really delicious!

Paz said...

These look like a real treat!

kat said...

apple-licious!