Apples with Vanilla and Lavender 

Updated February 23, 2016

The delicate flavor of lavender flowers gives this dish a surprising and delightful taste. This was a huge hit at the first No-Cook Cooking demonstration I gave. If you have trouble finding lavender flowers, try a tea merchant or specialty tea shop.  You’ll also find suppliers on the Internet.

Tools and Equipment: Pastry brush, shallow microwave-safe dish, vegetable peeler, knife, cutting board, measuring spoon

Angela’s Tip:Don’t have a pastry brush for buttering the dish? Use a piece of parchment paper to spread the butter.

Shopping List

Apples, 3 to 4 depending on the size (Royal Gala, Empire, Fuji, or other baking apples)

Vanilla extract

Brown sugar




Lavender flowers

Makes2 cups

Cooking Methodmicrowaving



Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Coursedessert

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, healthy, high fiber, lactose-free, low carb, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan

Equipmentbaking/gratin dish

Mealbrunch, dinner

Moodblue, stressed

Taste and Textureherby, juicy, spiced, sweet, tart

Type of Dishfruit


  • 3 to 4 apples, depending on the size (Royal Gala, Empire, Fuji or other baking apples)
  • 11?2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sherry
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon lavender flowers


Lightly butter shallow a microwave-safe dish.

Peel the apples, cut them in half, then core them and slice them into 6 to 8 slices. Spread them out over the bottom of the buttered baking dish. Sprinkle with the vanilla, sugar, sherry, cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg, and half the lavender flowers. Cook at 100% power for about 7 minutes or until the apples are softened and pierce easily with a knife.

Transfer the apples to a serving dish and sprinkle with the remaining lavender flowers.



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