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Stuffed Apples with Honey Creme Fraiche Recipe

This is a yummy apple treat that I've served for breakfast as well as dessert. Lemon, cherries and honey add awesome flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 4 medium apples
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche or sour cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the cherries, 1/4 cup honey, ginger and lemon peel; set aside.
  • 2. Core apples, leaving bottoms intact. Peel top half of each apple; place apples in an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Fill with cherry mixture; dot with butter. Combine the apple juice, cinnamon and remaining honey; pour over apples. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until tender, basting occasionally with pan juices.
  • 3. In a small bowl, beat the creme fraiche, cream and honey until soft peaks form. Serve with warm apples. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 apple with 3 tablespoons honey creme fraiche equals 480 calories, 26 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 62 mg sodium, 63 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.