Helping Snow White

So the other night, the Disney Princesses had this girly-girl, no fancy-shmancy husband princes allowed slumber party! All the cool princesses were allowed, not those 21st century ones, I mean, Ariel wanted to invite them but that is only because she met the Frog Princess while she was a Frog.  Not the done thing at all (because that froggy smell still stuck to her… poor thing :P)

Anyway, here are the invites:

  • Ariel – A super smiley redhead who was a mermaid and married and became a human. I know, if you were a mermaid, why in the world would you want to be human. Meh.
  • Cinderella – Her name was Ella, she worked in the cinders for her evil step-family so it became Cinderella. She wishes everyone would stop reminding her of her traumatised adolescence.
  • Jasmine – She brought her tiger, Rajah, with her and has the hottest and most manly husband. Everyone loves her because of her hair but that’s about it…
  • Aurora – I am not going to mention the obvious but the after-effects of that spindle sleep have become a diagnosed condition for her. Plus she only wears leather now, afraid of any cloth because it came from a spindle.
  • Belle - She has fur issues (she is a little bit of a neat freak and shedding hair is not good) but is a little flirtatious. Don’t tell the beast but I have seen her bat her eyelashes at some wolves of late…

And lastly Snow White. (Actually it should be the first considering she was the first officially Disney princess :))

So we all know Snow White right? You know, the fairytale with the chick with really retro short black hair (come one, she is a princess, they always have long hair) and the evil stepmother out to get her?

She is closest to Cinderella *shouts in background*, sorry, ELLA, due to their mummy issues. Well anyway, poor Snow White has the most unusual phobia. She is dead scared of apples.

Every since she took a bite of that poisoned one, she is quite paranoid. She cannot eat a nectarine or peach because it resembles  an apple! She can’t even eat dried apple. Yes. It is serious. And because of it, her stepmother is laughing away in prison. Go figure.

So as much as this sleepover was for the princesses to enjoy themselves together and goss it up about Rapunzel’s new haircut or Mulan’s wedding, they needed to get Snow White over her fear of apples. They coaxed her with small pieces of skinned apples resembling potatoes and canned pie apple but she threw up or ran and hid in the closet.

So they called me, their fairy godsister. I am actually a great niece of Cinderella’s Bippity-Boppity-Boo godmother, didn’t you know?
And I had the perfect recipe in mind.

It looks like an apple.
It tastes like an apple.
It is an apple.

But with so. much. more.

The apple is so moist, tender, perfectly cooked and soft but still shape holdable :D The filling for the apple absolutely melt into it, and the sugar caramelises as the maple syrup runs its juice in and around the apple. The best part?

It takes 2 minutes to make in the microwave. 2 minutes.
Baked apples never tasted so. damn. good. :D

I stuffed some hot filling and apple, combined with vanilla ice cream, into Snow White’s mouth before she could protest and what do you know. She melted.

Then she got into a catfight with the other princesses who all wanted a bite.

I think we may have a case of Snow White’s OCD with apples… but that is another story for another day ;)

Enjoy mes amis!

Microwave Baked Apple For One
A Choc Chip Uru original recipe

Makes: One just for you!

Ingredients

  • 1 large Pink Lady apple, washed and dried thoroughly
  • 1 tbs walnuts/pecans, roughly chopped (I used half walnuts/ half caramel chips because it is my favourite new ingredient)
  • 1 tbs raisins
  • 1-2 tbs apple juice
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • Mixed spice
  • Maple syrup and Ice Cream to serve with

    Method
  1. Heat the apple juice in a glass in the microwave *this is optional, I did not do this because I made this after school*
  2. Place the raisins in the heated apple juice and let soak for 1/2 10-15 minutes *this is optional, I did not do this *
  3. Core the apple until 1/4 of the bottom remains – if you can, DO NOT remove the bottom completely – if you do, it is ok but the dessert may not look as nice in the end
  4. Combine spices and walnuts
  5. Drain the raisins (keep the liquid if desired)
  6. Combine caramel chips and raisins with walnuts, spices
  7. Fill the apple cavity with mixture
  8. Drizzle reserve apple juice in and around the apple (if no juice then use some maple syrup)
  9. Sprinkle with brown sugar
  10. Microwave on high in a deep bowl for 1 1/2 minutes and then 20 more seconds (that is how long mine took). Keep microwaving in 10 second intervals from her on it, checking the apple softness each time (a fork will pierce through easily but not mushy)
  11. Let apple cool (naaah, actually don’t ;)) and serve with vanilla ice cream, drizzled with more maple syrup!

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I would like to say that I got an award from Snow White for helping  her but I am a common girl and they are princesses so of course they wouldn’t do that ;)

Instead, an awesome blogging pal, Allen from Cook! Bake! Share! awarded me with the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and I melted a little bit – thank you so much Allen and everyone reading, may I just say, it is very obvious why he received it! :D

This is one of the awards I refuse to hand out to others because I cannot single out inspiring bloggers. Each of you out there sharing your thoughts, recipes and life are awesome so as always, I give it out to you all with love :)

I would also like to say thank you to you all for being so sweet and complimenting my new look for Go Bake Yourself :D :D :D
It is much appreciated!
The perks of having no homework one lucky, lucky night ;)

On that note, you are guys are also the best in supporting me in my schoolwork! Thank you :D

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154 Comments

  1. Ugh, I love apples! And I love that you made a faux “baked” apple in the microwave!! Yum! I’m definitely trying this. And ps, your post reminded me of when my friend and I a few years ago spontaneously began singing (at the top of our lungs) Little Mermaid songs in her car…..and we were 25 years old. LOL. We’re never too old for princesses!!

  2. thelady8home says:

    I love your new blog look Uru. Very nice.

    You are one hell of a story teller. That was a fabulous read, I could almost imagine the disney chicks falling over each other to come get you, and then get a taste of the fab apple ice cream thing. I’m quite like snowwhite in that respect – cannot ever appreciate an apple. But this makes me want to try it for the first time. If that’s not inspiring, I don’t know what is. You truly deserve that award. Congratulations!!!

    http://www.thelady8home.com

  3. What a fun read CCU! Congrats on the award! I can’t wait to make this apple thingy for my daughter today. She just got her braces tightened and a softened microwaved apple with ice cream sounds like just the cure! Thank you! :)

  4. Jennie says:

    I love that this dessert is made for one, and all you have to do is stuff it and throw it in the microwave. How easy is that? I’ll have dessert in no time. The addition of the ice cream puts this delicious dessert over the top. I love reading your stories, Uru!

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    • Thanks for contacting Senka, I am really happy to become a part of your group :D
      I have submitted my entry and added the button and would love to see my blog up there with so many fnatastic bloggers!

      Cheers
      Uru

  6. I love your new look here! I tried to comment a few minutes ago, but maybe messed it up. Anyway, I wanted to leave another comment just in case. I really love the cookies – such a happy, whimsical look that suits your writing and recipes. Love the baked apples – it such a comforting dessert :-)

  7. Veronica says:

    I like the new look here! You’re such a sweetheart to help out poor Snow White this way, she didn’t know what she was missing! :) We ate these growing up (we made them in the micro too) but I haven’t had one in a long time. It’s actually a pretty healthy dessert before the ice cream. But you gotta have the ice cream! ;)

  8. Hannah says:

    DISNEY IS THE BEST EVER. Also, my dad makes the most wonderful baked apples stuffed with walnuts and dates :)

    But oh dear heavens woman, please save yourself the awfulness and buy real maple syrup!! I say this out of love for your tastebuds.

  9. Becky says:

    First off….you changed your blog….I LOVE IT!!! Absolutely delicious looking! Second of all…..this recipe is fabulous! It’s an apple…..so it’s healthy! Right?

    Everything you bake makes me gain 5 lbs…just so you know! :)

  10. Louise says:

    I’m not sure who would enjoy this post more, me or my darling grand-daughter. I know one thing for sure though, Tabitha would absolutely love this delicious looking baked apple, as would I.

    Thank you so much for sharing, Uru and congrats on the awards. In Tabi’s words, You Rule!!!

    P.S. LUV, LUV, LUV, the new look!!!

  11. Lisa says:

    First off..I LOVE your new blog design..it fits perfectly and the M&M chip cookies all around it is adorable! Secondly..LOVE the story leading into these decadent apples. Uru..you made it too easy!! Now, instead of eating just a plain, healthy apple..I’m going to want to stuff it with goodies and nuke it..then add ice cream! I love it!! Congrats on another well-deserved award xo

  12. juanitascocina says:

    Oh yum!!!! I am doing these with the apples I have on the counter. Now the questio is…I have two. Should I share or eat both myself?

  13. Denise says:

    Yum I love baked apples and these sound wonderful! I love disney movies. I grew up very close to disneyland. My great aunt Evelyn worked on the original snow white film, splicing it together in a little garage with another woman, across the street from the little disney studio in Hollywood.Walt Disney himself met with them…just a bit of trivia for you.

  14. Congrats on ur new blog look…..
    This baked apples look really great… When I was at ur age I could not even think of baking anything, I was a bake/cook disaster…LOL… You are a very talented gal.

  15. Catherine says:

    What a beautiful post! This is an irresistible dessert…perfect for everyone!! I love how you have prepared it. Congratulations on your blog award as well! Blessings my dear, your friend, Catherine xo

  16. I LOVE this new look! It’s easy to read, surrounded by the lovely Smarties Cookies and I really like several posts at once being visible. Congratulations on the Award too!
    We love Filled Baked Apples at our house but I’ve never done them with chocolate or maple syrup, only with raisins and golden syrup. We’ll be trying your version. They are brilliant stuffed with Christmas mincemeat too. Do you have that in Australia?

    Have a happy day! :)

  17. Susan says:

    Fall here is peak apple time and I love baked apples. The the extra goodies you pack in it I know I would love your version. Love the series Once Upon a Time :)

  18. Hi CCUru! I love your new look blog. its fun, its bright and its ultra colour just like you and a Disney princess party is the ultimate way to kick it off. Fact, I”ll be at Hong Kong Disneyland at Christmas time and I’m going there with family, specifically so my little niece can see the Disney Princess Ice Parade, should be alot of fun.

    As for baked apples and icecream, a big yes from me! looks tasty and yummy as indeed I’m sure it was.

  19. YUM! This is one of my favorite desserts and I love your special tweaks :) And I love that you nixed the 21st century princesses…since my kids are close in age to you, I missed all the latest movies! The classics are the best….just like this recipe! Enjoy your weekend~

  20. That baked apple dish actually looks delicious – I think it’s the ice cream and stuffing that makes it look like, altogether, a tasty dessert (I’m usually not a baked apple fan)! YUM. And wowza, has your blog gotten an extreme makeover. It looks so professional, you’re so legit – which I guess you are, since you’re an amazing baker with a huge readership :) I really like the M&M cookie background, so tasty. I want one! Or better yet, two with ice cream in between.

    • I’m so glad you liked the apple my friend, my challenge is to convert everyone ;)
      And you are very very sweet, thank you so much :D
      And if you make these cookies, definitely Ice cream them up ;)

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  21. jen laceda says:

    You changed the look of your blog, Uru! I’m loving it! It’s airier and lighter in feel / mood! Truly, you are an inspiring blogger. For someone your age, your understanding of the culinary world is very in-depth! Keep up the good work! Love your dessert! Snow White would have gobbled this up in a minute!

  22. mjskit says:

    I guess I missed the grand opening of your new look! I love it! It loads a lot faster too. This “baked” apple for one is perfect! Definitely will be treating my loved one (and myself) to one this weekend! Haven’t seen any pink ladies yet this season, but the cameos are in and should work quite nicely. :)

  23. Brittany says:

    I am beyond obsessed with baked apples. My favorites are Fuji and Honey crisps, and I STUFF them with just brown sugar and cinnamon..A LOT of sugar. I need to make one soon!

  24. Caroline says:

    What a simple, and creative idea…this sounds diiiivine! For some reason, this makes me want it to be winter…so I can bake apples and make apple cider. ;)

  25. Becky says:

    CCU,
    I love the new look, and MM’s are my fave! I also love apples, but I’m not Snow White:), so I’ll have to try these “baked apples.” They look wonderful.

  26. Kim Bee says:

    Love the new blog. It’s spectacular. I adore baked apples. And I think Disney should follow the lead of Brave and bring women into the new century.

  27. A_Boleyn says:

    There’s nothing more tasty and delicious than baked apples. A simple dessert that you’ve taken to new heights.

    And I love the simpler new background. It makes it so much easier on the eyes and easier to read.

  28. Saguna says:

    The new design is gorgeous- so perfect! I think Snow White would definitely get over her ocd to have a bite of this dish. Yum! Reminds me of Once Upon a Time (the new television show based on fairy tales)- if you haven’t seen it I definitely recommend it! :) Congrats!

  29. Suzie says:

    I love how you weaved the story around the apple, too cute! This looks great and who would have thought it could be that quick and easy :) Your new look is fantastic, yay for no homework nights!

  30. Eva Taylor says:

    Congratulations on your new award, CCU.
    A word of advice: I would strongly suggest you give credit to that Disney Image asap, they are not one’s to fool around with, they take their copyrights very seriously.
    This is a recipe I’ve made many times with apples and peaches, so tasty, but it’s more of a winter dessert when the fruit is not quite as fresh and good as it is in the summer. I adore the nuts in the filling, so delicious.

  31. Kimby says:

    CCU, your imagination is as vast as your cooking repertoire — love this! I never thought about the lingering effects of apple-phobia on poor Snow White… thank heavens for your quick thinking and quick dessert!

  32. Ramona says:

    My daughter will love this post… she is Disney Princess Crazy. Her room is all done up in pink with the Disney Princess theme. I must admit I also love them all .:) We just watched Mirror, Mirror on video demand and it was so cute. If this apple dessert does not get Snow over her phobia… what will>? :)

    PS… Love the new look of the blog… very nice. :)

  33. The Charmed Cupcake says:

    Hi CCU!!!
    Thanks for sharing this delicious yet simple recipe. Also just wanted to let you know I love the way you write, your blog is such an inspiration & I always look forward to your posts.
    Xoxo
    The Charmed Cupcake :-)

  34. Poor Snow White, she needs to get over it, that micro apple should do the trick. Fantastic to do it in the microwave, now I can enjoy it just for me, my family doesn’t love baked apples. But they don’t have Snow White Syndrome, they like pie and any which way but just not baked.

  35. hotlyspiced says:

    I love the look of your newly revised blog Uru. And I do love a fairy tale story just before bed. What a great apple dish. So yummy and perfect for our cold winter’s nights xx

  36. For a minute I thought I was in the wrong place. lol Nice looking blog now – it’s easier to navigate and easier to actually read. Very, very nice! Uru, your comments on my blog are going into never-never land through my old commenting system. I’ve been putting them in manually at least 4 or 5 times now. What did you do before? That worked. Something changed and now unfortunately when I go to publish your comments, they completely disappear. I put Disqus in place as I was having trouble before and it works well, but occasionally people manage to comment through the old system.

    • Thank you my friend :D
      And I’m commenting exactly as I used to nothing has changed :(
      I did comment a couple of times from my phone so I’ll try only computer like I used to – hope it works!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  37. I love baked apples makes me even more anxious for fall to arrive here in the US, Snow White would dive right in forgetting her apple phobia (can’t blame her really PTSD) Perfect with the creamy ice cream.

  38. navane64 says:

    I like the new look of your blog Ms, the white background makes the writing stand out compared to your previous. Those dollies are so beautiful, snow white and the rest. My daughter used to collect Barbie dolls and still keep all of them intact until today.

    Nice dessert and the name is perfect, very creative and unique on how you made the apple stand out with the ingredients inside.

    Btw, I am following your fb page and if you don’t mind, please do the same for mine https://www.facebook.com/nava.kcom. Sound corny but don’t we all want more likes and I am the same. Tq so much Ms.

    • Thanks my friend, the new theme is definitely easier for all :D
      And I’ve liked you too :) – quite a popular fb lady you are and deserve to be :D
      Thanks for enjoying my ‘healthy’ dessert!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  39. Love the new background!! Also, love the recipe. I just bought some Pink Ladies yesterday and you already know I have the caramel chips. not a huge nut fan but will combine all the rest and make some baked apples tonight – what a great idea!

  40. Love the new look and I love baked apples but in the zapper? How fast is that?

    Several years ago my stepson’s friends had a party at our home in Wodonga during their year 11. They came up from Wangaratta by train.. all the girls wearing princess or fairy costumes. It was great fun picking them up and taking them to Woolies for their favorite slumber party snacks.

    They would have loved your apples!

    • I guess there is a reason behind calling it a zapper ;)
      That sounds like insane fun though – I can imagine a horde of princesses in Woolies because I’ve seen it too :P

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  41. viveka says:

    Uru, we don’t have to be princesses to have issues *smile – I’m mad about baked apple … so this is one I will do very soon. Thank you. Photos good as always.

  42. Oooo.. new look for the blog and can I just say, those m&m’s cookie is tormenting me to bits.. not in a bad way.. good cause i LOVE food or treats.. bad that i want them so badly.. LOL.. okay now back to Snow White business.. CCU, you cracked me up. No joke! I think I still have a long way more to go in my baking business. I have not stuff my apples with filling before.. but after seeing this and serving it with vanilla ice-cream, things are going to change around the house ;). xoxo, Jo

  43. I’m so glad I found your blog. I love reading it, this post is so funny. This is a great idea for a quick healthy snack. I’m always on the lookout for snacks I can whip up very quickly in the evening when the mood takes me and this is going to be added to my list.
    Many thanks

  44. I am sure even Snow White will not be able to resist this dessert. What a brilliant idea to stuff the apple with all sorts of goodies… I am so sure my kids would love this :) Just realised you’re on Facebook, will catch up with you there as well. Cheers.

  45. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    Ohhh! New blog theme! I love the m&m background – perfect for your blog! I’ve never stuffed anything in apple before and how delicious it is to bake and eat with ice cream!

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