Fall means an abundance of apples, and on a recent visit to Borgholm on Öland, we saw several baskets brimful with apples with the sign “Help yourself” outside houses.
So we helped ourselves and tried this yummy recipe we found in Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter.
Ingredients for 2 people: 2 apples
50 g almond paste (or marzipan)
2 teaspoons calvados (a French apple 'apple brandy') or sherry (optional) and
1 egg white.
Instruction: Preheat oven to 437 F. Butter an oven-safe pan.
Do not peel the apples, but core them with a knife and a teaspoon, making sure the bottom stays intact. Mix the almond paste with the egg white (don’t beat it) and the calvados/sherry if you are using it. Put the apples in the pan and fill the cavities with the mixture. Put the pan in the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes, depending on how firm the apple is. Let the apples cool a bit and serve them with ice cream or whipped cream.
What to do with all these wonderful fall apples? We tried a recipe from Dagens Nyheter: Oven-baked apple with almond paste and a hint of calvados.