Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Using
a sharp knife, score a line around the equator
of each apple. Put them into a baking dish
with a small splash of water in the bottom.
In a bowl, combine the ginger, cinnamon,
prunes and sugar. Stuff the mixture into the
apples so that they are well packed. Top
each with a knob of butter and bake for
35-40 mins, or until cooked through. To test,
pierce with a sharp knife – it should slide
straight through. The apples can be cooked
up to a day ahead, then warmed through
in the oven or microwave before eating.
Remove from the oven and baste the
apples with the liquid left in the dish.
Serve hot or warm with the ice cream.