If you read our recipes regularly, you already know we love to use fruit as a dessert. Obviously, we are not just talking about cutting up a piece of your favorite fruit and throwing it on a plate but rather recipes that make it seem as though you are putting in a massive effort in the kitchen to wow the taste buds of your guests. In most cases, though, these recipes are about as easy as cracking open a box of mac and cheese, but they taste far better and are much more impressive.
- 1 large season apples
- 2 T unsalted butter, melted
- ¼ t kosher salt
- 1 T Calvados (can substitute another liquor if you like or don’t have Calvados)
- 1 t toasted sesame seeds
- 2 T raw honey
- Crème fraiche (for serving)
- Preheat your oven to 425-degrees Fahrenheit
- While the over is heating, core and quarter the apples
- Then cut each apple quarter on a diagonal lengthwise
- Place the apple pieces into a small container, then add butter, honey, and salt.
- Cover and toss.
- Place the seasoned apples into a buttered 9” x 13” baking dish and place in oven.
- After about 8 minutes, turn the apple slices over and continue to cook for an additional seven to 10 minutes (apples should be soft and lightly caramelized.
- When finished cooking, remove the apples from the oven and transfer to dish that will enable you to place them in a single layer but that can be covered – use multiple dishes if need be (use a slotted spoon to ensure they do not break during transfer).
- Scrape the pan juices into a small bowl, then add Calvados and sesame seeds.
- Whisks until seeds are completely covered in the mixture.
- Pour the mixture over the apples, cover, and lightly toss.
- Allow the apples to stand for 10 minutes to soak up the juices, then lightly toss again before serving.
- Top with crème fraiche.
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