Stuffed Apples with Honey Creme Fraiche Recipe

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Stuffed Apples with Honey Creme Fraiche Recipe

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

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

In a small bowl, combine the cherries, 1/4 cup honey, ginger and lemon peel; set aside.
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.
In a small bowl, beat the creme fraiche, cream and honey until soft peaks form. Serve with warm apples. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Stuffed Apples with Honey Creme Fraiche in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p132

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed apple: 480 calories, 26g fat (16g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (57g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 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
  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.
Originally published as Stuffed Apples with Honey Creme Fraiche in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p132

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