Feb 12, 2014

Baked apple puree


Tart apple mousse is the first thing on my menu when I feel below 50%. This one is especially good, smooth and vary tasty. No sugar added.

Recipe adapted from Cafe Fernando
time: 10 min preparation + 90 min baking

 ingredients 
apples, preferably tart with a tight flesh (4 1/2 lbs (2 kg) will make 1 1/2 cup, about 400 g, puree)


 instructions 
Preheat oven to 180C/350F (fan forced). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Core apples and cut them in chunks. Transfer onto the lined baking sheet. Set it in the hot oven for 30 minutes, stirring once half way through baking, till falling apart. 

Lower temperature to 150C/300F. Remove apples from the heat and slide them from the paper into a mixing bowl. Using a hand held immersion blender, blend the fruit till smooth. 

Transfer the puree onto a half-size baking sheet. Smooth it out and set it in the hot oven for 50 - 60 minutes, stirring and smoothing every 15 minutes to prevent film from forming on top. Take it out of the oven, let it cool to a desired temperature and serve. (Soaking the dish in water makes cleaning a breeze).

NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES 
  • the puree bursts with flavors and it all depends on the apples you use; 
  • the first time I made it, I used some very tart apples (Renee variety) and some sweet ones, about fifty - fifty, all peeled (following the original recipe); the mousse was sweet;
  • this time, I blended only the Renee type, not peeled...since most of the taste is in the skin and just underneath it; the mousse is tart-sweet;
  • in both cases the flavors were very intense;
  • the baked apple puree is part of an apple cake recipe that is coming up next;
  • but it is so delicious, I make a lot of it and use some for the cake and some for an immediate enjoyment.

17 comments:

  1. What a treat this would be!! I'm definitely making this. I might not share. :)

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  2. It looks delicious!Simple and wonderful treat! I am bookmarking this one to make soon for my kids!

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  3. This looks delicious! I'm excited to see the cake that you made with it!

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  4. I love this idea! I would just dig right in, must try this....

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  5. Sounds creamy and delicious! Like this idea, especially since baked apples are delicious.

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  6. So healthy and delicious!

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  7. Wow, i;m feeling slimmer already!!!
    o guess i'll lovin any consetrated flavour of baked apple.....
    btw, i guess a splash of cream and honey will made it lovel even more, honey!!!
    LoL

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  8. A healthy dessert, Ela. It looks very smooth and tasty!

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  9. What a great treat Ela, I love apple desserts and this looks wonderful and so creamy! Can't wait to see the apple cake recipe :)

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  10. It must taste wonderful! A healthy and delicious treat.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  11. Love the idea of baking apples for a puree. On the stove they are too watery. This version is like roasting and full of flavor. Will give it a try.

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  12. I know what you mean: sometimes a part of a dessert should be THE dessert itself. Beautiful!

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  13. Yum! Simple, healthy, and delicious! Great recipe!

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  14. I love the angle of the first photo, beautiful! Your recipe looks delicious and perfect for this time of the year!

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  15. How very nice and healthy too. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  16. Have been looking for a recipe like this for aaaaages. Yey!

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