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Fruit and nut baked apples

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Fruit and nut baked apples
Fruit and nut baked apples
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

This fruit and nut baked apples is a simple, delicious and time-old recipe that has been cooked in some form throughout the ages. They tend to always include raisins and spices, along with some sort of sweetener. We've turned a traditional recipe into a festive feast, perfect for bringing out either as a sweet but healthy dessert or better yet, as an accompaniment to a savoury ham hock. It's all made in one pan, so less washing up, smells wonderful and looks great in the middle of the table. What more could you want?

Ingredients

  • 4 eating apples, cored
  • 2tbsp brown sugar
  • 2tbsp raisins
  • 25g butter
  • 1tbsp cinnamon
  • 200ml apple juice
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 200g blackberries
  • 50g flaked almonds

Try using either Gala, Golden Delicious or Honeycrisp variety of apples for the perfect sweet/tart balance.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4) Cut the top off each apple, but do not discard and core each fruit.
  2. Put the raisins, sugar, butter, and cinnamon into a food processor and pulse several times, to produce a coarse, textured mixture.
  3. Fill each apple cavity with the mixture and add the tops. Arrange the apples in shallow over proof dish and pour over the apple juice.
  4. Bake for 30 mins or until tender. Sprinkle over almonds and the blackberries and serve immediately piping hot.

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