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Toasty nuts and apples

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My last post was largely about our new diet and its positive impact on my health. So, when trying to eat natural foods, what’s for dessert?

This is super easy & really delicious, so I wanted to share.

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Here’s what you’ll need for two servings:

For the spiced apples:
2 apples
2 T butter
1 1/2 T raw honey

For the nutty topping
1 cup of pecans
1 T butter
1/2 T raw honey

For some extra deliciousness:
heavy whipping cream

2 frying pans

Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples. Put them into a frying pan with 2T of butter & turn heat on to medium. Sprinkle apples generously with nutmeg and cinnamon. Once the butter has melted, add 1 1/2 T of raw honey. The amount of honey and spice can be adjusted to your liking. Cook over medium heat until apples reach desired texture (Anthony likes them really soft & I like a little crunch).

When the apples are almost finished, prepare the nut topping. Melt 1T of butter over medium heat. Roughly dice pecans and toss into the pan with the butter. Add 1/2 T of raw honey and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Allow nuts to toast for several minutes. Pour the apples into a serving bowl and top with toasted nuts.

Pour heavy cream over the entire dish. The cream gets really hot & it tastes amazing. I know that this isn’t an option for folks that eat a strict Paleo diet & I’m not sure how coconut milk would work with this. We might try it in the future & I’ll post an update if we do!

Also, you could probably substitute other fruit / spices that you enjoy. We’ll definitely be trying this with peaches and pears some time soon.

Posted by Kim on at 03:07pm


01Kim said... / Jul 27, 2011 @ 09:42pm

Update: I made this with coconut oil tonight instead of butter & neither Anthony or I could really tell the difference.  The coconut oil may have brought some of the apples’ natural sweetness out. I also tried spooning a little coconut milk over it instead of heavy cream & it was pretty delicious.

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