Apple and Avocado Broil - Recipe

Apple and Avocado Broil - Recipe
This has become a favorite fall recipe. I found it in an old cookbook while visiting at my grandmother’s house years ago. At the time I didn’t even know what an avocado was because I lived where avocados didn’t grow so I had never seen one. I kept the recipe because I thought it sounded interesting and now, I’m so glad that I did. I hope you enjoy it!

Apple and Avocado Broil

Use crisp eating apples and ripe avocados for this different take on a fall recipe. Prep and cooking only takes about 20 minutes so you can have it on the table in no time at all.

Ingredients:

2 ripe avocados
4 crisp eating apples
2 tablespoons of margarine
¼ c all-purpose flour
1 ¼ c milk
¾ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 teaspoons country-Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper, to taste
Juice of ½ lemon
½ cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs

Method:

• Preheat the broiler on high
To make the sauce:
o Melt the margarine in a small saucepan, sprinkle in the flour and stir over a low heat for 1-2 minutes, until the color of straw
o Remove from heat and gradually still in the milk
o Return to the heat and simmer, stirring until thick and smooth
o Stir in ½ cup of cheese and the mustard and season to taste
o Stir until the cheese has melted; remove from heat
Peel the avocados, cut in half and remove the seeds:
o Cut lengthwise into thin slices
Pare, quarter and core the apples:
o Cut into thin slices
• Arrange the slices of avocado and apple in layers in 4 individual au gratin dishes
• Squeeze the lemon juice over them to prevent discoloration
• Pour the sauce over the avocado and apple
• Mix together the remaining cheese, bread crumbs and sprinkle evenly over the top
• Broil about 5 minutes, and serve!

Yield: 4, however the number of servings can be easily adjusted up or down by allowing ½ avocado and 1 apple per person – the quantity of cheese sauce remains the same for up to 8 servings.
At 4 servings = 455 calories per portion.

Note: Prepare the avocados just before they are needed as their flesh quickly turns black if exposed to the air when left standing.







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