Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Roasted Apples with Honey Nut Crumble (Curtis Stone)

Are you a fan of fairy tales?

Me? Not really but sometimes... because I hate sad misery endings.

Do you believe in living happily ever after?

Me? Not really but I choose to believe the positive sides of living and like happy endings.

Have you hear about the recent news about Nigella getting a divorce?

I asked myself if this is a happy ending...

At this moment, I asked myself too what is my future and the only thing I know is that July 2013 has ending well for my baking and blogging...

Happy ending?

I remember watching the video featuring Curtis Stone and the Aussie Olympian James Magnussen cooking this dessert, roasted apples with honey nut crumble and yogurt at July last year during the London 2012 Olympic season. As I was browsing through Curtis Stone recipes, this recipe caught my attention again. Every ingredient in this recipe looks awesome... Clearly, this is kind of "happy ending" that we are after right now...

Roasted apples with honey nut crumble - simple and nice!
Made with Aussie Royal Gala apples...
The ingredients that I need to make the honey nut crumble
So easy! - Again!
Every mouth of this is awesome! Happy ending? Sort of.

Here's the recipe from Coles website
(with my modification in blue)

Honey Nut Crumble:
20g unsalted butter
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground clove
(I didn't add this)
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
(I didn't add this)
1/3 cup pecans, lightly crushed
(replaced with walnuts)
1/3 cup flaked almonds
1 tbsp sunflower seed
(I didn't add this)
1 tsp orange zest

Roasted Apples:
4 small Gala apples, cut in half lengthways, cored (with a melon baller)
1/2 cup (firmly-packed) brown sugar
1 1/2 cups orange juice
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup Greek yoghurt, to serve
(I used regular yogurt)

For the Honey Nut Crumble: Preheat oven to 180°C or 160˚C fan. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat then add honey and spices. Bring to a simmer then turn off heat and set aside.

In medium bowl, toss pecans (walnuts), almonds, seeds (I didn't add this) and zest together. Pour butter mixture over and toss well to coat.

Pour nut mixture onto prepared baking tray and spread to a thin layer. Bake for 10 mins, checking halfway through, stirring occasionally until mixture is golden. Cool completely.

For the Roasted Apples: Increase oven temperature to 200°C or 180°C fan.

Place apples, cut side up, in a large baking dish. Sprinkle brown sugar over apples and pour orange juice and lemon juice into the dish.

Bake for 30-35 mins until apples are tender and slightly caramelised.

To Serve: Divide apple halves among 4 dessert plates.

Top each with a large spoonful of yoghurt then drizzle with syrup and sprinkle with honey nut crumble. Serve immediately.

Tip: If you prefer a thicker syrup, remove the apples and pour the juice into a small saucepan and simmer for a couple of minutes until thickened - I didn't do that

Note: Half of the recipe is enough to serve 2 adults and 1 kid.

Happy Baking
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  1. Hi Zoe!

    Whew! I'm stuffed just looking at all this goodness. I must admit, however, I really wouldn't mind just one of those Roasted Apples. I just bought some local honey this morning. I may just need to give these a try during apple season!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

  2. This looks so delicious!!! So easy to make and must be insane warm!

  3. Thanks for your updates about LTU's theme which starts on 1st August. I always think of "live happily ever after" only happens in fairy tales :)

    Enjoy reading your post, wish I could take part in the Cook Like a Star event in future!

  4. Delicious roasted apples with honey and nuts Love it Zoe. Yes life is not easy as always.

  5. Hi Zoe, I don't believe in live happily ever after... because of that I faced the challenges with more positive action.

    The roasted apples with yogurt looks delicious, but I think I will eat the roasted apples with ice cream too :)

  6. Love this healthy and delicious dessert. Would be so nice to have cold ice cream on warm baked apples.

  7. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comJuly 31, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Those roasted apples is so tempting !

  8. As per what my sewing tutor once told me (when I confided in her that I got a stupid guy chasing me - after five years of singleton from the ending of my first marriage which lasted 7 yrs): we ladies of this day and age, we marry till we get it right! I am married to my second DH for the past 16 years!! So, go Nigella go go!

    ps: congratulations on another successful Cook Like A Star run! had fun!

  9. Hi Zoe, this looks like a very delicious dessert! Yummy!

  10. Love the roasted apple and nut crumble, sounds so delicious

  11. Not surprise after the newspaper published the choking incident which was claimed as a "game" by Nigella's ex-husband. Somehow, I think I still beleive in fairytales, hehe! Every bite of this dessert can taste the crunchy roasted nuts, yum yum!

  12. Looks very delicious... :) Perfect dessert!

  13. Hi Zoe,
    This looks good! I would especially love the almonds!
    Poor Nigella! To be treated in that manner! I hope everything works out well for her.

  14. yum! I have no doubt I would devour this.

  15. Hi Zoe, the honey nut crumble looks so good!

  16. Yummy crumble. Do visit me too.

  17. Warm, baked apples are the best! This looks incredible!

  18. yumm, I love fairy tales, but then again am realizing life is not one. love the delicious recipe :)

  19. Hi Zoe, sweet and tempting! I love desserts with brown sugar

  20. Roasted apples are soooooo good! With vanilla ice cream, it's perfect!

  21. This crumble looks amazing Zoe! I love that you used roasted apples too - sounds delicious!

  22. Yeah, I heard the news about Nigella on the radio, sad huh! but life goes on as they said:P Now let's have some of those delicious roasted apples of yours:D

  23. I was just thinking that I need to do something like this with peaches.
    Glad your July ended well!

  24. I feel like I must be living under a rock, I hadn't heard about Nigella!

  25. Yum! This is like apple pie without the crust:)

  26. I also like to believe in fairy tales, at least u can dream abt a happy ending there na :) And this crumble looks so crumbly with that perfectly cooked apples & crunchy nuts to top on !