Ambrosia Apples Cookbook – Sweet Roasted Ambrosia Apples with Lavender Honey

Sweet Roasted Ambrosia ApplesBees are buzzing and flowers are all in bloom! What a beautiful time of year here in Canada. The warm weather and nature’s beauty have inspired the choice for this month’s recipe feature!

Lavender buds have been used for culinary purposes for centuries and add a unique floral and aromatic flavour to dishes. When paired with Ambrosia apples and local honey, the result of this recipe is pure bliss!

This recipe was designed to be used with local Okanagan ingredients, but you can replace lavender and honey with ingredients from your local suppliers.

Sweet Roasted Ambrosia Apples with Lavender Honey


  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 6 Ambrosia apples
  • 300 ml sugar
  • 1 litre of water
  • 6 ml culinary lavender buds 
  • 30 ml butter
  • 70 ml lavender flavoured liquid honey
  • Vanilla bean (use for garnish)


  1. Preheat the oven to 205°C (400°F)
  2. Fill a large bowl with cold water and juice from one lemon.
  3. Peel Ambrosia apples. Slice each one in half vertically, slicing through the stem end.
  4. Use a Parisienne scoop to remove the seeds and core. Gently trim away the stem.
  5. In a large pot, combine water, sugar and lavender buds. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down to a gentle simmer. Add the apples and poach for 5 minutes until they are slightly tender when poked with the tip of a knife. Remove the apples and set aside.
  6. Drain the pot and immediately return it to the stovetop over low heat. Add the honey and heat gently over low heat for 2 minutes. Roll the apples in the honey to coat, then transfer them to a shallow roasting pan. Pour any remaining honey over the apples.
  7. Roast in the oven for 8 minutes.
  8. Serve roasted Ambrosia apples in shallow bowls. Pour any remaining honey over the apples and add a scoop of your favourite ice cream.

This recipe comes from the Ambrosia Lover’s Cookbook. If you do not have a copy of this unique collection of recipes, you can receive your free copy by signing up for our Newsletter! Here is the link: CLICK HERE


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