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Baked Apples stuffed with Almonds, Honey and Cinnamon


  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

Baked apples stuffed with almonds, honey and cinnamon are perfect if you are looking for a healthier dessert. Kids love this baked apple recipe too, just hold back on the Calvados. You can substitute almonds with walnuts.


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Ingredients

  • 2.5ml (½ teaspoon) ground cinnamon
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) honey
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) brown sugar [optional]
  • 60g (2 oz) whole almonds, roughly chopped
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) Calvados, alternatively brandy [optional]
  • 2 large cooking apples
  • lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Mix the chopped nuts with the cinnamon and honey in a bowl, then add the brandy, if using. You can add the sugar if you have a sweet tooth.
  2. Core the apples, score the skin around their middles and place in a baking dish. Coat the hollow of each apple with lemon juice to stop the flesh going brown.
  3. Fill each apple generously with the nut mix, then bake for 30-40 minutes until golden and soft through. Cover with foil if the filling starts to get too brown before it is ready.

Notes

  • Serve with cold custard or vanilla ice cream.
  • Smaller apples will need a shorter cooking time.
  • If there is some are some of the nut mix left over, place it in a separate contained baking dish in the oven with the apples. Cover with foil before it gets too brown. Serve the apples with some extra stuffing.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 335
  • Sugar: 34.5 g
  • Sodium: 8 mg
  • Fat: 14.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.7 g
  • Fiber: 8.8 g
  • Protein: 7.4 g