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November 15, 2013

An apple-tizing dessert that's not too filling

Cranberry gems


The Eagle-Tribune

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Goat cheese and cranberry are a great match that make a surprisingly delicious dessert.

All you need for this dessert, besides the ingredients, is something out of your grandmother’s pantry: an apple core peeler. This sometimes forgotten invention dates back to the 19th century and is making a resurgence, especially during apple pie season. But don’t think that this handy little device has only one purpose, because it is a fantastic simple dessert maker. To this dish, the cone-like slices that the apple core peeler makes are the key. They add delicacy to the taste.

When cakes and cookies are in full bloom, it’s nice to reach for a dessert that satisfies your sweet tooth, but is not too filling. Enter the Apple with Cranberry Sauce and Goat Cheese Dessert.

Peel, cut and core the apple with an apple core peeler. Boil the apple then place the goat cheese into where the core was, drizzle with maple syrup and top with cranberry sauce.

Enjoy responsibly, because one just is not enough.

Apple with Cranberry Sauce and Goat Cheese Dessert

1 whole apple

2 tablespoons cranberry sauce

1 tablespoons goat cheese

1 teaspoon maple syrup

Peel, slice and core the apple with an apple core peeler. Bring water to a boil. Place the pear in a pan of water and simmer for 5 minutes. (Alternatively, you can bake the apple at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.)

Take the apple out and place on serving plate.

Drizzle with maple syrup, place the goat cheese in the center where the core previously was, then top with cranberry sauce.

Sprinkle a few pieces of goat cheese on the top.