Saturday, February 4, 2012

Baked apples

I've been so tired all morning, despite getting up early and drinking a cup of tea. So I just stayed in bed, browsing a database of amazing print projects. I feel like a kid in a candy shop at moments like these. The fact that it's considerably colder than previous days (-16 C in the early morning) doesn't exactly encourage me getting a foot out the door just yet. So, it also seems like the perfect time for having baked apples for late breakfast. I usually prefer them with walnuts and honey, but the 1.5 kg walnuts I brought back from home vanished in less than a month. Ouch! The only walnuts I can find here come in packages of 150 g. and they look disappointingly unappetizing. Almonds are top quality though, so I think there's no discussion which ones should come home with me.


apples (the juicier and sweeter the apples are, the better)

I sometimes also add orange juice, covering 1-2 fingers of the apples, but they're equally delicious without the juice, I think.


1. Clean the seeds of the apples, keeping them whole or cutting them in two. 
2. Fill the apples with small pieces of marzipan and raisin and bake them until the apples are soft.
3. Garnish with almonds and cinnamon.

I keep forgetting adding this outfit arrangement. I guess today is the day. I simply love the cardigan with its girly-romantic embellishment. It seems to me so cute to wear in the spring with shorts, heels and a clutch. 

Have a lovely weekend! :)


  1. These apples look lovely! I love baked apples! It's the taste of winter... I normally bake them with granolla, red wine and some dark sugar. But this marzipanstuffing looks just a bit more like breakfast-material. They are on my todo-list!

    1. Thank you, Eva! How nice... I haven't tried them your way, but now I'm curious. :)

  2. Ябълки с канела, ммм... Ароматно и много вкусно! Хубав уикенд и за теб, Мари! :)

  3. I love baked apples - my wife bought a slow cooker last year: did you know you can "bake" apples in those too? Add in a bit of lemon and orange juice and they're just fantastic! I've gotta say, my apples usually aren't quite so healthy as yours - I tend to drench mine in butter and cream :D

    Charles @

    1. I wouldn't have thought about using a slow cooker... I guess they remain really moist at the end. :)

  4. Baked, stuffed apples are like little pies without the crust. The filling sounds delicious!