Baked Apples with Honey and Ginger

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Kitchen of Light: New Scandinavian Cooking

Kitchen of Light

By Andreas Viestad

Published 2003

  • About

THIS IS A LIGHT DESSERT, FILLED WITH HONEY’S SWEETNESS AND A CLEAN SPICINESS FROM THE GINGER.

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet apples, such as Golden Delicious
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped ginger
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 teaspoons sour cream, or more (optional)

    Method

    Preheat the oven to 450°F.

    Remove the core from each apple without cutting all the way through, forming a hollow ⅔ inch to 1 inch in diameter. (If you are preparing the apples in advance, brush them with lemon juice to prevent discoloring.) Place the apples in a baking dish. Fill the cavities with the honey and chopped ginger and top each one off with a small lump of butter.

    Bake on the lowest oven rack for about 45 minutes, until the apples are tender. Check on the apples every once in a while—if there are signs that the honey is burning, turn down the heat.

    Serve hot or warm, topping each apple with a teaspoon or more of the sour cream, if desired.