New Zealand Woman’s Weekly
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Apples are in season, so they are fresh and cheap! This is a wonderful old-fashioned way of using them and so delicious for a special dessert.
4 large Granny Smith apples
50g brown sugar
1 cup dates and currants combined (or use any dried fruit to your liking), chopped ½ tsp cinnamon
4 tsp honey
1 Preheat oven to 180°C.
Wash and dry the apples, then use a corer or a sharp knife to remove the core. Make sure you leave quite a big hole in the middle so that you can fit lots of lovely filling in, but don’t get so carried away that you split the apple.
2 Put the apples, side by side, in a shallow baking dish. 3 In a saucepan, heat the butter, sugar, dried fruit and cinnamon together until the sugar has dissolved. Spoon into the centre of the apples until they are filled, then let it overflow down into the dish. 4 Top each one with a teaspoon of honey, then put in the oven. Cook for 30 minutes until the apple is quite soft and the skin a little wrinkled. Spoon over any of the caramelised sauce in the bottom of the pan before serving.
OTHER FILLING SUGGESTIONS
• Chopped dried apricots and raisins
• Chopped craisins (dried cranberries) and currants
• Chopped dried figs and walnuts
• Chopped dates and crystallised ginger.