BAKED APPLES // WITH CINNAMON + DATE NECTAR.

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Well hello apple season.

And hello to my excuse for making oodles of sweet, sticky and otherwise unctuous apple-y desserts!

I said I'd let you know what I ended up doing with these apples we picked (up at the farm shop ;) in this recent OOTD, and whilst it was hard to choose a worthy recipe, I plumped for some beautifully juicy, sticky stuffed apples, baked to bursting point and oozing with syrupy, honeyed juices.

With only a handful of ingredients, they're the perfect, fruity treat to whip up for the winter months.





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I think the secret to these apples is taking your time scooping out the centres to squish in a generous amount of filling, and date syrup, or silan.

Pretty healthy as sugars/natural sweeteners go, it's quite easy to find in stores now or you can make it yourself. It has a delightfully concentrated sweetness and fruity bite to it and adds a lovely depth to the oozy apples, but you can substitute for honey if you're at a loose end!

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Ingredients: (for six)

6 eating apples

Knob of salted butter
2 tbsps date syrup
1 tbsp brown sugar
50g chopped hazelnuts
40g sultanas
1 tsp cinnamon

Around 60ml apple juice


Method:

- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celcius.

- Apple prep. Slice around 1cm off the top of your apples to form a little lid. Carefully scoop out the centres of the apples, chopping into cubes as you go, leaving a roughly 1cm border of flesh intact.

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- In a pan, melt and mix together the butter, hazelnuts, date syrup, sultanas and cinnamon. Turn off the heat and add the sugar and chopped apple innards.

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- Fill up the apples with the mixture, squishing down as you go.

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- Top each stuffed apple with their lid and pour around 60ml apple juice (give or take - it need not be accurate, I just do a splish) into the bottom of their baking dish before popping the whole thing into the oven.

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- Bake for around 40 minutes or until tender when skewered.

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These are tasty enough on their own, basted in their own date-rich juices but I like to finish mine off with some salted caramel sauce, flaked almonds and a healthy blob of clotted cream falling off a hot spoon.

A sweet, heritage eating apple like these Cox's Orange Pippins from our local farm shop will work a treat, but if you're limited to a down-the-road supermarket, something like a Honeycrisp or Braeburn will be just as tasty.


If you've any favourite apple recipes, I'd love to hear them!


xx

3 comments

  1. Oh my goodness, these look amazing!

    Danielle xx
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  2. These look incredible! The perfect autumn/winter treat to be honest! I hope I have the time to try these soon :)x

    Anu | Based On blog

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