Poached apples are a great go-to when you want a simple and delicious treat or snack, especially if you’re on a bland diet. These sweetly floral lavender poached apples are paired with salty sweet... tahini cream to bring the tastes together.
In a medium pot, combine the water, sugar, lavender, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, stirring to make sure all the sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until reduced by about a third. Now you have a light lavender-flavored syrup.
Add apples to a clean pan in a single layer — a sauté pan is perfect. Pour the lavender syrup through a strainer over the apples. The apples should be barely covered with syrup. Bring the syrup to a simmer and cover. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the apples are fork tender. Once cooked, remove the apples from the liquid with a slotted spoon and cool slightly. Reserve the syrup.
In a small bowl, mix together the Greek yogurt, tahini and honey.
Serve the apples drizzled with a little of the reserved syrup and topped with a dollop of the tahini cream.
Keep the reserved syrup in the fridge to stir into yogurt or to poach more apples in. Golden Delicious are sweet all on their own. For a tarter flavor, use Pink Lady or Braeburn apples.