Baked Apples


100g  dried fruit of your choice – mixed tropical fruit is good
1tsp   ground cinnamon
4tbsp clear honey
50g    chopped hazelnuts – can be omitted
4        large cooking apples
Lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
  2. Roughly chop the dried fruit and mix with the cinnamon, honey and hazelnuts. You can also add a little vanilla or rum at this point.
  3. Core the apples and score the skin around the middle. Place in a baking dish.
  4. Brush the hollows of the apple with lemon juice.
  5. Fill the centre of the apples with the fruit and nut mix.
  6. Bake for 30–40 minutes until golden and soft. Cove r with foil if filling starts to get too brown.