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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Baked Apples

2011 will be remembered for many things - one of which is the brilliant crop of enormous, crisp apples. My trees are laden with them. The following is a simple autumnal dessert.

A tip before you start
To avoid the apples bursting, score a line just through the apple skin two thirds the way around - this will stop them from exploding in the oven as they expand during cooking.
  • 4 medium cooking apples
  • 75g soft butter
  • 75g brown sugar
  • Grated zest of a lemon and juice of half a lemon
  • 100g sultanas
  1. Preheat the oven to 180c
  2. Core the apples and score with a sharp knife as mentioned above.
  3. Mix the rest of the ingredients together and fill the cavities of the apples, piling it up on top of the apples.
  4. Bake in a buttered oven proof dish in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes
  5. Spoon the remaining syrup over the apples and serve with custard or cream.