Baked apples with prunes, cinnamon & ginger

Baked apples with prunes, cinnamon & ginger

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal284
  • fat11g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs47g
  • sugars45g
  • fibre0g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.19g
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  • 4 cooking apples, cored but left whole
  • 2 stem ginger balls, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 prunes, chopped
  • 50g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

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


  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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18th Nov, 2018
I used dates instead of prunes and the windfall Bramley apples I had were simply delicious. The ginger is lovely.
27th Oct, 2012
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.
1st Feb, 2011
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".
20th Dec, 2010
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!
28th Sep, 2010
These are really delicious - especially with some custard!
20th Oct, 2009
What can you use instead of stem ginger balls? I don't have access to this kind of thing!
24th May, 2009
Surprisingly good! The best baked apples I have ever had, lovely flavours and takes minutes to prepare.
5th Dec, 2008
Delicious, made them for colleagues at work and everybody loved them.
19th Oct, 2008
11th Oct, 2008
Fantastic.....ginger and prunes really make baked apples but this really has the edge....
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