This Baked Apples with Cashew Cream recipe is an easy dessert to make. We love apples, and I'll be that you often have them around your house, too. It's a great way to use up those that aren't quite as fresh, too. And, this is the perfect recipe for The Recipe Redux challenge for the month of March... just in time for your Easter celebration.
Depending on the size of your apples, 1 might be too much for one person. That's why cutting them in half is an option. And, it is easier than trying to core them.
It's doable with a small knife (see video below), but I find it much easier with a corer. I also like to peel a bit around the top of the apple. If you have cut them in half, you don't need to do this.
Any type of apple will do for baking. I like to us organic pink ladies and honeycrisp, the peels are quite nutritious and good to eat so organic is best.
Walnuts are one of the best nuts you can eat. Walnuts and almonds have the best heart-healthy profile. While not everyone on a whole foods, plant-based diet likes to eat nuts, however there is evidence that, in moderation, they are good for us. Unless you are trying to reverse heart disease,according to Dr. Esselstyn. He may be lightening up just a bit. Here's from his website. "For people with no heart disease who want to eat nuts and avocado and are able to achieve a cholesterol of 150 and LDL of 80 or under without cholesterol lowering drugs, some nuts and avocado are acceptable."
Use a sprinkling of cinnamon and a touch of maple syrup. It will make your whole house smell good.
The cashew cream is made by soaking the raw nuts in hot water for at least an hour and blending them with water, maple syrup and vanilla.
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