Baked Apples with dried fruit

Serves6 Origin Europe
Preparation 15min Heat rating (No heat)
Cooking 1h Ease (Very easy)
soaking: 1h Vegetarian Yes


tsp, finely crushed Allspice
6 eating apples, cored
80g mixed dried fruit, (such as apricots, figs, golen raisins)chopped
A small handful of pinenuts (optional)
55ml brandy
30g soft brown sugar
100g butter
200g greek yogurt, to serve


Preheat the oven to 150C
Place the mixed dried fruit and pine nuts and the brandy into a bowl and leave to soak for at least 1-2hrs
After soaking, add the sugar, allspice and butter to the brandy-soaked fruit.
Spoon the fruit mixture into the holes in the cored apples, pressing in to fill well and spread some more butter over the apples.
Place the stuffed apples into an ovenproof dish, cover with aluminium foil and transfer to the oven to bake for 40 minutes.
Remove the foil and cook 15-20 minutes more, until the apples are soft, but not collapsing.
Place onto plates and serve with a dollop of Greek yoghurt.

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