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Baked apples with prunes, cinnamon & ginger

Baked apples with prunes, cinnamon & ginger

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A simple, classic low-fat pudding to use up seasonal Bramleys

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Nut-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal284
  • fat11g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs47g
  • sugars45g
  • fibre0g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.19g
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Ingredients

  • 4 cooking apple, cored but left whole
  • 2 stem ginger balls, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 prune, chopped
  • 50g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter

    Butter

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  • 4 big scoops good quality vanilla ice cream, to serve

Method

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Remove from the oven and baste the apples with the liquid left in the dish. Serve hot or warm with the ice cream.

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Comments (10)

kiwitifosi's picture
5

Yum, these are good! Used an eating apple rather than a Bramley, and didn't read the recipe properly, so ended up creaming the butter with all the other ingredients, but this worked pretty well, as it made a paste that was easily stuffed into the apples. The house smelt of Christmas as they cooked, and it was all I could do to restrict myself to just one apple.

trinaz's picture
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Made this and the family hated it.
They told me the apples were mouldy and I was very upset because I spent a long time preparing them.
I also was sad when I saw the recipe had ginger in because my husband has ginger hair and gets real offended at it!
I thought it generally didn't taste too bad and was encoraged to see my son pick his nose.. this is generally a good sign and means.. "Well Done Mum .. I loved that dessert but please do not give me mouldy apples again!!"

zetallgerman's picture
4

And may I just add: the house smells AMAZING when these are in the oven! :-) I also added a few chopped walnuts for some "crunch".

zetallgerman's picture
4

I am making these for dessert on Xmas Eve... I like to add some vanilla in the stuffing, and drizzle over some Brandy just before serving :-) Yum!

sallymoonbeam's picture
5

These are really delicious - especially with some custard!

keri-leigh's picture

What can you use instead of stem ginger balls? I don't have access to this kind of thing!

pamban's picture
4

Surprisingly good! The best baked apples I have ever had, lovely flavours and takes minutes to prepare.

phinugget's picture
5

Delicious, made them for colleagues at work and everybody loved them.

andrebo55's picture
5

Fantastic.....ginger and prunes really make it...love baked apples but this really has the edge....

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