Baked apples are a pretty classic dessert and are a dream to serve if you’ve got friends over – just pop them in the oven when you sit down to eat your main and you’ll have a beautifully warm and delicious pudding waiting for you when you’re finished. This recipe uses pretty simple flavours, think raisins, oats, nuts, and cinnamon but don’t mistake simple for boring!
If you don’t like walnuts you use any nut you fancy – pecans or almonds would work particularly well here I think.
Baked apples with raisins + cinnamonPrint This
- 4 apples (Gala, Braeburn or Granny Smith all work well)
- 100g oats
- 75g raisins
- 30g crushed walnuts (optional)
- 1 tablespoon of oil of choice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- Yoghurt, to serve
Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F and line two baking trays with parchment paper.
In a bowl, combine the oats, raisins, crushed walnuts (if using), cinnamon and oil.
Slice the tops off of the apples, and using an apple corer or knife, carefully remove and discard the core of the apples. Place them on one of the baking trays.
Using the apple corer or knife, remove some of the apple insides to make the hole slightly bigger, and then fill the hole of each apple with the oat mixture, pushing the mixture down firmly.
Place the filled apples in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
After 10 minutes, add the tops of the apples to the other baking tray, and scatter the rest of the oat mixture on the same tray. Place this tray in the oven, too, for the remainder of the time (15-20 minutes).
Remove both trays from oven and allow to cool slightly, before serving with your yoghurt of choice.