Saturday, July 30, 2011

Baked Apples with Agave Nectar


This simple, and fairly healthy apple dessert features two unusual products. Agave Nectar is a sweet syrup, derived from the agave plant (close relative to the one that yields tequila!) and while very sweet it doesn't raise your blood sugar. It also doesn't taste of much - just sweet.

Virgin plum oil, that I got sent to me from France, is intriguing. It tastes strongly of almonds, the same was as apricot kernels. Great alternative for those allergic to nuts, but craving the flavor. In this dessert - not essential. Swap it for a little butter, and perhaps a few drops of almond extract, if you have it.

Baked Apples with Agave

3 apples, cored and cut into wedges
2 tsp agave nectar
2 tsp virgin plum oil
1 tsk cinnamon
2 tbsp almonds, chopped

Mix all ingredients. Place in an oven-proof dish and bake at 200°C for 15 minutes or until the apples are soft. Serve with ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Recipes in Swedish:
Ugnsbakade äpplen med agave


Tora said...

How exotic! Sounds delicious!

Fröken Dill said...

Great idea! I have a bottlle of agave sirup but no ideas how to use it.

Ruth said...

This sounds great - and healthy too - you have to indulge the sweet tooth sometimes!

Cara said...

Looks good! but where can I buy the agave syrup in sweden?

Anne said...

Cara, I found mine at the supermarket. I bet it's in many health shops as well.