Pommes aux noix
I rarely eat desserts after dinner nowadays as I still try to eat my biggest lump of calories early during the day. Sticking with that habit works better for me. But sometimes I really long for a specific kind of dessert and I can’t get it out of my head. Like grilled apples with walnuts, drizzled with maple syrup. When that dessert came up in my mind yesterday evening, I had a bit of an inner struggle whether to make it or not, and then I quickly realised that I could also make it in the morning, the day after and save me some late night calories.
I made the appointment with Eduard that I would fix this breakfast for us in the morning if he reminded me in the morning what my plan was for breakfast. Because I knew I would forget, as I’m chained in my patterns. Poor me. It’s so interesting to realise how some eating patterns are stuck in our heads. We only eat some things for breakfast and other things we reserve for dinner. It shouldn’t matter. We should eat things when we need them and when it feels good to us.
I woke up this morning and got a friendly reminder by the boyfriend that we were having grilled apples as a breakfast. So I started the baking just before taking a shower. That way I could save us some time.
Some fun facts: I used walnuts from our own tree. Last years harvest though as we still have enough of them. I served the apples on a yellow glass plate. Plates that my grandmother used to have (I bought them secondhand here in France). Because although this grilled apple dish is a very universal dish, it feels very personal to me as it reminded me of my grandparents home. Somehow I feel (I’m not sure though) that my grandma used to make this for us. Without any added sugar though, as my grandfather had diabetes 2. I’m sure most of you will also have personal memories connected to grilled apples?
Grilled apples with walnuts
2 apples (I used gala apples)
1 handful of shelled walnuts
1 tsp maple syrup (or honey)
Preheat the oven at 180 degrees (C). Wash the apples and take the core out with a special knife. Shell the walnuts and crush them a bit so that the fit into the core of the apple. Prepare a baking tray with some baking paper and place the apples on the paper. Then add the walnuts into the apple. Finally drizzle some maple syrup on top of the walnuts. I used about a 1/2 teaspoon per apple. You don’t need much more as the apple is pretty sweet. Now place it in the oven at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes until the flesh is soft.
Serve the apples on a plate and drizzle the moist that came out of the apples on top of the apple when serving. You can add some cinnamon on top if you want. I like to eat them plain. Don’t serve them straight from the oven as they are smoking hot. Leave them to rest for a minute or two. Enjoy!