Discover a delicious side dish that combines the sweetness of glazed apples and pears with the irresistible flavor of sticky shallots. This recipe page is intended for non-Muslims as it contains pork. Highlighting the versatility of apples, these beautifully glazed fruits not only pair harmoniously with pork, but are also a perfect accompaniment to your delicious Christmas turkey. Enhance your festive meal with this delicious side dish that boasts balanced flavors and textures. Get ready to impress your guests with this delicious addition to your holiday menu.
- Juice 1?2 lemon
- 4 small eating apples
- 4 small pears
- 900g shallot (unpeeled weight)
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 50g butter
- 6 tbsp quince or currant jelly
- Bay leaf, for decoration
The fruit can be poached up to 2 days in advance
stored in the refrigerator. Roast the fruits and shallots
1 day in advance, then reheat in the lower part of the oven
or a day in the microwave while brushing with a
Add a little more glaze if necessary.
- Pour the lemon juice into a large bowl.
- Peel the apples and pears, leaving the stems intact and add the juice.
- Meanwhile, bring a medium pot of water to a boil.
- Add the apples and pears, cover and poach for 30 minutes or until the fruit just yields through a sharp knife.
- Peel the shallots while you wait.
- Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan 170°C/gas 5.
- Put the oil and butter in a small roasting pan, then add the drained apples, pears and shallots.
- Spread the fruit with a layer of jelly or jam and roast for 1 hour, until soft and golden brown.
- While cooking, turn the pears and apples in the fat several times and brush them with the glaze twice more.
- Serve around the turkey decorated with bay leaves.
Equipment and tools
- baking pan
- frying pan
This recipe may contain the following allergens:
- Dairy products (butter)
- Sulfites (jelly)
Storage and leftovers
To store leftovers, place them in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator. They last up to 2 days. To reheat, heat gently in the oven or microwave, brushing with a little more glaze if necessary.
Health Benefits of Glazed Apples and Pears with Sticky Shallots
The combination of glazed apples, pears, and sticky shallots in this recipe not only creates a delicious and filling dish, but also offers a number of health benefits. Let’s explore some of the nutritional benefits of these ingredients:
Apples are full of important nutrients and fiber. They are a good source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that boosts the immune system and promotes healthy skin. Apples also provide fiber, which aids digestion, promotes satiety, and helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Similar to apples, pears are rich in fiber and vitamin C. They are also an excellent source of antioxidants, including flavonoids, which help reduce inflammation and protect against chronic diseases such as heart disease and certain cancers. Since pears are also low in calories, they are a good choice for anyone watching their weight.
Shallots, a type of onion, offer numerous health benefits. They are a rich source of vitamins A and C, which are essential for maintaining a healthy immune system and promoting eye health. Shallots also contain organosulfur compounds, which have been linked to a lower risk of certain cancers and improved cardiovascular health.
4. Quince or currant jelly
Using quince or currant jelly in the glaze adds a touch of sweetness and flavor to the dish. While these ingredients are primarily for flavor, they also contain antioxidants and vitamins that contribute to overall health. Red currants in particular are rich in vitamin C and have an anti-inflammatory effect.
5. Olive oil
The teaspoon of olive oil used in this recipe adds a small amount of healthy fat to the dish. Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat that has been linked to various health benefits, including reducing inflammation, improving heart health, and supporting brain function.
By incorporating these ingredients into your diet, you can enjoy a tasty dish while benefiting from the nutritional benefits they offer. Whether you’re looking for immune-boosting vitamin C or heart-healthy compounds, glazed apples and pears with sticky shallots is a dish that can provide both taste and wellness benefits.
Remember to save the poached fruit and roast the fruit and shallots in advance as recommended in the recipe to save time and be able to enjoy this nutritious dish at any time.