Gorgonzola Baked Apples with Balsamic Syrup

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baked applesGorgonzola Baked Apples with Balsamic Syrup!  Here we are again on What to Eat Wednesday!  So I thought I’d start to do some more seasonal items as we get closer to the holidays! And instead of the traditional dishes that most of us probably do each year, I’m going to post main dishes and side dishes that probably aren’t seen on most tables.  I like to try one or two different dishes each year in addition to the traditional ones.  I think it keeps it exciting and who knows, one of them may wind up being a mainstay for years to come!  

I owe this one to my daughter, Marissa.  She saw it on Taste of Home and we just had to try it. How can that be bad?  It’s not.  It’s warm, it’s seasonal, it pairs well with so many main dishes…and it is AMAZING!  You could serve it with beef, like a steak or brisket, or something lighter like a pork tenderloin.  And the great thing about this is that you can always try a different cheese or syrup.  Well, here it is.

Gorgonzola Baked Apples with Balsamic Syrup Recipe
Serves 6
A perfect side dish that is a compliment to most main dishes. It is very easy to make. It is very seasonal and it is festive!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts
  2. 1/4 cup butter, chopped
  3. 3 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  4. 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  5. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  8. 6 medium tart apples, cored
  9. 1 cup balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Stuff apples with mixture and place in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until apples are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring vinegar to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/3 cup. Drizzle over apples. Yield: 6 servings.
Notes
  1. You can also switch out the cheese to a brie, or goat and experiment with the syrup.
Adapted from from A Taste of Home Magazine
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Michael Musto

Just following my passion for cooking & helping Retailers, Restaurants, & Food Industry companies with Marketing Strategies. Along the way sharing recipes from amazing food bloggers, The love of great wines, artisan spirits, craft brews and of course Bourbon.

I grew up in the kitchen with my mother and grandmother and it's where I love to be every day cooking for my wonderful family. I hope you enjoy!

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