I dedicate an article to a dish with which everyone has known since childhood. I will tell you how to cook baked apples in the oven, slow cooker, microwave. This wonderful dessert can be eaten without restrictions, because it is tasty and healthy.
Classic Baked Apples
Want to make a light, tasty and inexpensive dessert? Pay attention to baked apples in the oven. Such heat treatment retains useful qualities, and the filling of berries and cottage cheese makes the taste soft and soft.
- Apples - 3 pcs.
- Sugar - 2 tbsp. spoons.
- Cottage cheese - 3 tbsp. spoons.
- Chopped nuts - 2 tbsp. spoons.
- Water - 0.5 cups.
- Raisin or raspberry.
- Wash the apples and remove the core with a knife. Using a teaspoon, remove the remaining seeds. Get a recess with a diameter of 3 centimeters.
- Fry and crush any nuts. Put cottage cheese in a bowl, mash with a fork, sprinkle with sugar and mix. In the curd mass add chopped nuts and berries.
- After mixing, you get a beautiful mass. Fill the previously prepared apples with it. Put the stuffed fruit in the form and pour in the heated water. Send in the oven, preheated to 160 degrees.
- After 30 minutes, check for readiness. If they are dense in consistency, but not hard - get it. Otherwise, hold another ten minutes.
If you have not enjoyed this treat for your loved ones before, be sure to do it. By bringing dessert to the table along with vanilla ice cream, you will bring a lot of joy. I advise you to decorate the dish with cream or cream.
A simple recipe in a slow cooker
Continuing the topic of conversation, I note that the baked apples in the slow cooker are not inferior to those cooked in other ways. When you open the appliance lid, the entire kitchen space is filled with a delicious smell, which instantly collects in the kitchen of the household.
- Apples - 6 pcs.
- Honey - 3 tbsp. spoons.
- Cinnamon - 0.3 teaspoons.
- Vanilla sugar.
- Whipped cream.
- Wash the fruit and cut the core with a knife. Using a small spoon, make a well in each. The thickness of the walls is arbitrary and is determined by the amount of filling. Prick the surface with a fork so that the skin does not burst during baking.
- Combine vanilla sugar with cinnamon, mix and add to liquid honey. Fill the grooves with the filling and place the multicookers in the container. Before that, it would not hurt to lubricate the bottom of the container with butter.
- After activating the baking mode, bake for thirty minutes. If you have tough fruit at your disposal, increase the time by a quarter of an hour.
- Arrange on plates, and on top put a small hill of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream. After baking, caramel will remain in the bowl. She pour dessert.
I had to make this dish of different varieties of apples, but they are best suited: Smith, Antonovka, Ranet. All have a sour taste, firm flesh and firm skin.
How to bake apples in the microwave
Dessert is prepared in minutes, and it is not worth warming up the oven for several apples. The taste is determined by whether sour or sweet fruit is used.
It will take deep dishes, because during baking a lot of juice is released. I advise you to use a ceramic mold or glassware, but a plastic container will do. The main thing is that it does not melt in the microwave.
- Apples - 4 pcs.
- Honey - 4 tbsp. spoons.
- Cinnamon - 0.3 teaspoons.
- Fruit cut in half, remove the stem together with the core and seeds. In each lobule, make a well using a teaspoon. Put in the dish, which will bake.
- Put some honey in each well that can be replaced with jam. Sprinkle with cinnamon on top and put it in the microwave. If there is a special cap, cover the form.
- The duration of roasting is determined by the power of household appliances, the mass and stiffness of apples.
- I have a 800-watt microwave oven and baking takes no more than 8 minutes. Depending on the power of the equipment, the cooking time increases or decreases.
Serve ready apples to the table in a slightly cooled form. But even a cold dessert will delight you with a wonderful taste. Thanks to this treatment, the fruit retains its original shape.
The benefits and harm of baked apples
Baked apples - a dish with a unique composition, useful for the body. But some doctors doubt the positive effect and claim their harm. I think these people are trying to become famous with the help of false arguments, because the delicacy is widespread and there is not a single problem with its use.
The only exception is the purchase product, which goes on sale after thermal and chemical treatment. As a result, the beneficial substances disappear, leaving the mixture consisting of fructose, liquid and pulp.
As a result of heat treatment, fruits lose useful properties, but the loss coefficient is too small. Even in fully dried and roasted apples preserved useful substances. As for chemical processing, this is another matter. It affects the number of important components negatively.
- Many diets include the use of apples cooked in the oven. The product helps to lose weight and improve health.
- By consuming three baked apples per day, along with two glasses of apple juice, provide the body with the daily intake of vitamins B, G and E, folic acid.
- The benefits depend on the variety. At low acidity, sour varieties are recommended, and at high - sweet.
- The fruit passed through the grater is better absorbed and the peel should not be removed. This is a storehouse of useful components that improve health. Dessert I recommend to combine with juice and fresh fruits.
- The peel contains many insoluble fibers that promote the removal of cholesterol from the blood. It also contains soluble fibers that cleanse the liver.
Apple diets are gaining popularity, effectively burning body fat. But the frequent use of baked fruit adversely affects the body. They have a lot of coarse fiber, which causes an aggravation of colitis, leading to disorders of the digestive system. Therefore, the dish is contraindicated for persons with gastritis or ulcers.