Ashlee M., this dairy-free custard filled baked apples recipe is for you! I got an e-mail yesterday morning from my midwife’s assistant asking for apple recipes and I realized that I only have one apple recipe on my blog…ONE! I definitely need to put a lot more recipes on my site, I hardly have any salads, or sauces, or soups and not even a single broccoli recipe. When I started the blog five and a half months ago I was a little worried about running out of recipes, now I realized that there just aren’t enough days to make all the things I have in mind, so don’t worry I have recipes for years to come.
This baked apple delight might make you re-think the way you look at dessert, you don’t really need cake, or cupcakes, or cookies to satisfy your sweet tooth, a simple fruit would do if you prepare it right. Other ideas to fruit based desserts are baked pears, grilled pineapple, or my apple-fig crisp.
By the way… Mama D is the name my husband calls me, especially when he is asking for food.
4 large apples
2/3 cups of full fat coconut milk, canned or homemade
4 tbsp of walnut halves
8 tsp of raisins or dry cranberries
1-2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla extract
Sweetener to taste ( I used 1 tbsp of raw honey)
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Using a small knife remove the stem and top part of the apple cores
- Using a sharp spoon, or melon baller scoop the seeds and some of the inside of the apples
- Place the inside of the apples in a blender (I even kept the seeds) along with the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, sweetener, and coconut milk and blend until smooth.
- Place the apples in a baking dish
- Put 1 tbsp of walnuts and 2 tsp of raisins or dry cranberries inside each apple.
- Fill each apple with the blended custard mixture
- Bake for about an hour or until the apple is soft
- Serve warm