A balanced diet is one of these in each hand: Easy baked apples

A balanced diet is one of these in each hand: Easy baked apples

How to Make Easy baked apples

Preparation time:

less than 30 mins

Cooking time:

10 to 30 mins


Serves 4




  • 50g/1¾oz butter
  • 1 orange
  • 50g/1¾oz light brown soft sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • 100g/3½oz mixed dried fruit
  • 4 large sharp eating apples
  • crème fraîche


  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Melt the butter in a small pan over a medium–low heat. Take the pan off the heat and add the orange zest and juice along with the sugar and spices. Stir well to combine, then add the dried fruit. Set aside.

  2. Core the apples, pushing the corer about three-quarters of the way through the apple, to make a container for the filling.

  3. Put the apples cored side up into a deep-sided roasting tray, into which they fit snugly. Fill the empty cores with the spiced fruit mixture. Don’t worry if the filling spills over a little: when the apple releases its juices as it bakes it’ll create a delicious spiced apple caramel in the bottom of the tray.

  4. Bake the apples on the bottom shelf of the oven for 20 minutes, or until the apples are soft.

  5. Serve the apples with generous spoonfuls of the roasting juices and a spoonful of crème fraîche.

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