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Recipe: Baked Apples with Honey and Macadamia Nuts


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This recipe deceptively rich. Though it's considered a dessert, it's also a good power breakfast.

baked apples with honey and macadamia nuts
Baked apples are always a go-to healthy dessert. The macadamia nuts and honey bring a richness to the dish.

Don’t be shy with the Macadamia nuts, more is good. The addition of anise gives a slight licorice taste, but cinnamon can be used instead.

Type of dish: Breakfast, Dessert
Servings: 4
Oven Temp: 350°F (180°C/Gas 4)
Equipment: Ceramic Baking Dish


  • pinch of sea salt
  • 4 tart cooking apples, not peeled
  • 1/3 cup or more chopped macadamia nuts
  • ¼ tsp anise, crushed
  • 2 TB butter, melted
  • 2 TB honey


  1. Preheat oven.
  2. Core, slice apples and toss with crushed anise and salt.
  3. Arrange apples in baking dish in a fan shape.
  4. Pour over melted butter and honey.
  5. Sprinkle chopped macadamia nuts over apples.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes and serve hot.


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