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Baked Apples

Baked Apples

This recipe is simple to prepare and is ideal for using up any apples that are past their best. Use any mixtur....

Serves 4
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Ingredients

    • 4 eating apples (the ones with wrinkly skins)
    • 100g mixed sultanas, nuts, pumpkin seeds 
    • 2 dessert spoonfuls maple syrup
    • knob of butter
    • yoghurt to serve
  • Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) mark 4.
    2. Wash and core the apples, load the cores with sultanas, nuts and pumpkin seeds and pour in two dessert spoonfuls of maple syrup. 
    3. Place the apples into a flameproof dish, top each with a little butter and cover and cook for about for about 30 minutes or until the apples are just cooked.
    4. Serve with a little plain yoghurt on top.

    Health Note

    Dried fruits are considered to be one of the great health foods because they are a good source of fibre and a concentrated source of nutrients such as iron and potassium. If it is energy that you need, raisins and dried apricots made excellent snacks for a quick energy boost. Dried fruit is a superb snack for children instead of sweets.

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