Recipe: Baked apples
This is a really simple recipe, but it's warming and perfect for a cold winter's day!
We needed to use up some of our stored apples, as they're going soft.
If you do store apples over winter, they need to be checked weekly to make sure none of them are going rotten, or you could lose the lot!
Our version of the recipe (and you can tweak it any way you like) doesn't use any butter because we were going for a more healthy option. If you do add butter, it makes a more caramel sauce.
What you will need:
Any type of apple - at least one per person. This recipe will do six apples.
3 tablespoons of sugar - we used soft brown sugar
3 tablespoons of raisins/sultanas
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
half a teaspoon ground nutmeg
100ml apple juice
Optional: one tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons chopped nuts
A buttered/oiled oven-proof dish
How to make it:
1.You don't need to peel the apples, but they need to be cored.
2.Place the cored apples into the ovenproof dish.
3.Sprinkle the spices and sugar over the apples; share the raisins between the apples, stuffing them into the middles.
4. If you're adding chopped nuts, share them between the apple-middles along with the raisins.
5. If you're using butter, share the butter between the apple middles, on top of the raisins and nuts.
6. Pour the apple juice over the apples.
7. Bake at 375 degrees F/190 degrees C for about 45 minutes. Half way through, baste the apples with the juice.
8. Serve hot, with yoghurt or ice cream.