16 giugno 2013

Baked apples with cheese

la ricetta in italiano qui

We are visiting Luxembourg in these days with the Culinary ABC of the European Community and our host is Heather from Girlichef.
I have never been there and don't know much about this land, just the basic information you get in school. But at Heather's invitation you will find enough to have an idea of this little nation in the middle of Europe.
And did not know much about local cuisine till I bumped into this funny site:

The cuisine of Luxembourg has been influenced over the years by neighboring France and Germany. More recently, it has had influence from its many Italian and Portuguese immigrants. Luxembourg has many delicacies: pastries, Luxembourg Cheese, the fresh fish from local rivers (brown trout, pike, and crayfish), Ardennes ham smoked in saltpeter, game during hunting season (such as hare and wild boar), small plum tarts in September (Quetsch), smoked neck of pork with broad beans (Judd mat Gaardebounen), fried small river fish (such as bream, chub, gudgeon, roach, and rudd), liver dumplings (quenelles) with sauerkraut and boiled potatoes, black pudding (Träipen) and sausages with mashed potatoes and horseradish, and green bean soup (Bouneschlupp). 

We are reaching a festive time for Luxembourg: at the end of next week, on June 23rd, it will be great holiday time to celebrate official Grand Duke's birthday.

So what better than start with an easy and quick appetizer? That might also be a fast lunch or an unusual afternoon snack.
The original recipe here.

mele al formaggio-baked apple with cheese

You need:

4 apples, cored and halved
1 cup crème fraîche
50 g pine nuts *
80 g grated cheese
(parmesan oe any hard cheese)
2 or 3 spring onions, chopped

can be lightly toasted in a nonstick frying pan over low heat for a few minutes
 (be careful they won't get too golden brownas it happened to me :-)

mele al formaggio-baked apple with cheese

Place apples in an oven dish.
Mix crème fraîche with onion, pine nuts and halve of the grated cheese.
Spread the mixture over the apples.
Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
Bake at 180° for about 20 minutes.
Garnish with some toasted pine nuts.

mele al formaggio-baked apple with cheese

6 commenti:

Joan Nova ha detto...

I love this … simple and tasty. I would happily eat it for breakfast or dessert too!

Heather S-G ha detto...

Oh, apples and cheese are one of my favorite combinations...this sounds lovely Cinzia! Thanks so mich for joining in the stop at Luxembourg with me! :)

Lynne Daley ha detto...

An interesting appetizer-cheese and apples go well together as I have heard of one serving a hunk of cheddar cheese with apple pie. I actually like your idea of the creme fraiche, Parmesan and pine nuts! A tantalizing dish!

Cindystar ha detto...

Joan, good idea, will add in the post! ;-)

Heather, thanks, have to hurry up to send you my second recipe :-)

Lynne, it's a super combo, go definetely for a try!

Aiuolik ha detto...

Eccolo il post conclusivo della nostra tappa lussemburghese: http://abcincucina.blogspot.com.es/2013/06/h-come-hong-am-reisleck.html.
Grazie per aver partecipato, senza di te questa tappa non sarebbe stata la stessa! Pronta per l'Irlanda? :-)


Cindystar ha detto...

Aiù, grazie mille per il tuo instancabile contributo di raccolta, sono già al gate e non vedo l'ora di toccare il verde suolo irlandese! :-)

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