Sunday, December 16, 2012


Day 16

Welcome to Blogmas!
Every day from December the first until Christmas Eve I will accompany with one Christmas related post, giving you gift ideas, tips, recipes, etc. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy Coming up with posts and writing them. 

Recipe: Baked Apples

Let me tell you a little secret – I don’t like fruit, except for berries and peaches but I like baked apples during winter. When I was little the Sundays during Advent were always really special. We would light a candle on our Advent wreath, sing Christmas songs (dad plays the guitar) and have either tea and cookies or baked apples. So they are part of my holiday season tradition.
They are really easy to make, can be prepared in advance and are so yummy!

What you’ll need: 

Don't use overly sweet and juicy apples. They will only dissolve into juice in the oven.

Chop the nuts and dried cranberries until they are as big as the raisins and mix raisins, nuts and cranberries with jelly of your choice (I used elder). Remove the apple core from the apple, drop a knob of butter through the hole and fill it the raisins, nuts, cranberries and jelly. 

Put some butter on top and pop it into a hot oven at 200°C / 393°F for 30 to 45 minutes (until the apple is soft). Put it on a plate, wait for approximately 5 minutes to let it cool a bit – it will still be extremely hot – and serve it with a generous amount of ice cream. 

Flavors that go really well with the baked apples are Vanilla (or any kind of Vanilla variation – we had vanilla eggnog) and Walnut. 

I hope you’ll enjoy your baked apples and tell me in the comments if there is something (to eat) that you need to get into a Christmassy mood.


  1. YUM! I'm definitely going to have to try making these myself! :D
    Around Christmas (and other times we eat with the family to celebrate something) we just put a sort of tiny barbecue plate (I don't know how else to describe it, there might be an English word for it, but it escapes me) on the table and everyone bakes their own meat/vegetables on the plate. We have all kinds of side dishes and just eat for hours and my Christmas isn't complete without it :)

  2. Oh, we used to eat so many baked apples when I was a kid! I'll have to give your version a try, I think. :) They look so yummy!