Saturday, February 11, 2012

Stuffed Dried Fruit Grenadine Apple

This is a recipe that I wanted to try for quite awhile now. I found this recipe from a cookbook by José Maréshal . I simply love the colour of these grenadine apple. The addition of dry fruits was really delicious but the Chinese noodles does not blend in. What I meant was, it's tasteless & I see no point by adding it. Maybe with some butter or sugar might do the trick. Any suggestions?

Jane's romantic moment in Pride & Prejudice

In an hurried manner he immediately began an enquiry after her health, imputing his visit to a wish of hearing that she were better. She answered him with cold civility. He sat down for a few moments, and then getting up, walked about the room. Elizabeth was surprised, but said not a word. After a silence of several minutes, he came towards her in an agitated manner, and thus began,

``In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.''

Elizabeth's astonishment was beyond expression. She stared, coloured, doubted, and was silent. This he considered sufficient encouragement, and the avowal of all that he felt and had long felt for her immediately followed. He spoke well, but there were feelings besides those of the heart to be detailed, and he was not more eloquent on the subject of tenderness than of pride. His sense of her inferiority -- of its being a degradation -- of the family obstacles which judgment had always opposed to inclination, were dwelt on with a warmth which seemed due to the consequence he was wounding, but was very unlikely to recommend his suit.

Jane Austen - Pride & Prejudice (1813)

 Stuffed Dried Fruit Grenadine Apple
A recipe of José Maréshal


1,5 litre water
50cl grenadine syrup
6 apples
250g dried fruits (apricot, fig, raisin ext:)
80g chopped mix nuts ( pistachio, almond ext:)
100g strawberry or raspberry jam
200g Chinese noodles
6 ramekins


1) Place water & grenadine syrup in a cooking pan & bring it to a boil.

2) Cut the top of the apple & keep it aside. Peel & core apples. Place the apples into the boiling grenadine mixture. Cook the apples till slightly red color on medium heat. Drained & let to cool.

3) Cut dried fruits in small pieces & chopped mix nuts. Mix them all together & separate them evenly in two portion. In a bowl add jam in one portion of the fruit mixture & stir till all combined.

4) Preheat oven to 200°C

5) Add a layer of dried fruits in each ramekin. Spoon in jam & dried fruit mixture into apple & cover with the apple top 


6) Place apple in remekin & add chinese noodle around the apple. Bake the apples for 15 minutes. 

Bon appetit

I'm entering this recipe to Fabulicious food 's Simple and Season event .


  1. absolutely beautiful dear!! lovely!

  2. Does the noodle taste good? Good luck in the contest, i hope u win it is gorgeous. Btw, is this where Mr Darcy confessed?

  3. Thanks ! Not really hoping to win. I just wanna join in the fun & share recipes with other talented bloggers & get the chance to meet them too. The noodle is really tasteless . I'll add more dried fruits the next time instead of the noodles. Yes, this the famous scene where Mr. Darcy confessed to Elizabeth.

  4. i know you said the chinese noodles don't seem to fit in, but they do make the dish look gorgeous though! i love baked apples but mine are usually a very simple affair, you've made it look really gourmet (:

  5. Merci Shu Han. Actually I doubted that the noodles would be tasty . Being said rice noodles are quite plain without any sort of dressing or sauce. But a friend of mine suggested adding honey or maple syrup. Will try that next time .

  6. Maybe some hot custard to soak into the noodles - it would be good for breakfast.
    Lovely site and love the music and love the excerpts from Pride and Prejudice - just lovely all round really.

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely compliments! Great idea, I'll keep that in mind & try it out . Thanks for the tip. Have alovely day! : )

  7. Thank you so much for joining in with Simple and in Season! A delightful recipe and you are part of the lovely round up posted today. Ren x

  8. You take such beautiful pictures! If the taste of the noodles did not blend in, never mind as they look gorgeous. Enjoyed reading your post, the recipe sounds delicious :)