Baked apples with spiced sultanas

Baked apples with spiced sultanas

Category: Dessert | Serves: 2

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 30–40 minutes

Ingredients

2 large crisp eating apples, such as Granny Smith or Braeburn

40g (1½oz) sultanas

3 tsp soft light brown sugar

1 tsp ground mixed spice

3 tbsp unsweetened apple juice

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6.
  2. Score around circumference of each apple using a sharp knife; remove core from each apple, keeping apples whole. Stand apples upright in an ovenproof dish.
  3. Mix sultanas, 2 teaspoons of the sugar and the mixed spice together in a small bowl. Spoon mixture into centre of each apple, dividing evenly and pushing it down into centres.
  4. Combine apple juice and remaining sugar stirring to dissolve sugar; drizzle over top of stuffed apples.
  5. Bake in oven for 30–40 minutes (depending on size and type of apples) until apples  are cooked and tender. Serve immediately with low-fat custard or natural yogurt.

Cook's tips

  • Try using ground cinnamon instead of mixed spice. Or swap chopped ready-to-eat dried apricots or figs for the sultanas.
  • The whole apples won’t  freeze well, but you can peel and chop any leftovers and freeze to use as cooked fruit at a later date. The cooked, filled apples will also keep in the fridge for 2–3 days.

Nutritional information

Baked apples with spiced sultanas nutritional information