This morning I have spotted the first frost on the windshields of the cars of Paris. This is a call to go back to my kitchen and cook a typical autumnal and wintry dessert/goûter. The menu is : warm roasted apples, generously filled with cinnamon speculoos goodness. If you don’t know speculoos, it is a Belgian little cinnamon and cane sugar biscuit usually taken with coffee or tea. I think in the US it is called “Biscof”.
This recipe is seriously the easiest you can find. You can do it for yourself as a petite treat but you can also propose it to your guests for dinner. Don’t bother buying those fancy scented candles! It will make your entire house smell like cinnamon.
Let’s start 🙂
CINNAMON & SPECULOOS ROASTED APPLES
Yield: 1 serving – Prep time: 10min – Cooking time: Around 45 min
What you’ll need
- parchment paper
- 1 oven tray
- 1 big apple
- 2 speculoos biscuit (I think in USA it is know as biscof biscuits)
- 1 tbsp of almond powder
- 1 tsp of honey or maple syrup
- a dash of cinnamon
Here is my philosophy : use whatever you have in your pantry that is close to the ingredients above if it is more convenient for you. Everyday cooking is fun, it should not be a dictatorship !
Moreover, This is how you create unique recipes which will be yours.
First, preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
Then line the oven tray with a sheet of parchment paper.
Prepare the filling by crushing the speculoos biscuits in a coarse powder and combining it with the almond powder and the maple syrup.
Core the apple. try to cut a hole not too big but not too small as well.
Fill the hole with the filling, then put a dash of cinnamon over the top. Put a little bit of water in the oven tray to prevent the apple from drying.
Bake for 45 to 50 min for delicious soft apples. Let it cool for a few minutes before serving, it’s best when it’s warm!
If you want to, you can drizzle a little bit of honey/maple syrup before serving but I find it sweet enough without.
Et voilà ! Go enjoy your cinnamon speculoos roasted apples.
Bon appétit 😉
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Author: Emilie Durand
Emilie is a French food lover, proud Parisian and founder of thefrenchwaytohealth.com. On her website, she shares delicious recipes, health tips and tricks. Her goal is to gather and share the habits and rules that have been used and approved by French people for decades. That means cooking your own meals efficiently, enjoying whole foods, eating mindfully and never ever using the word diet again while losing weight.