About this recipe:This winter dessert has an American theme to it. The apples are stuffed with pecans and oats, before being baked with maple syrup and apple juice. They are succulent, tender and packed full of flavour. Serve with cream, ice cream or custard.
4 large apples, peeled and cored
60g unsalted butter, softened
30g dark brown soft sugar
40g pecans, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons oatmeal
1 pinch ground cinnamon
4 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
4 1/2 tablespoons apple juice
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:40min › Ready in:50min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
Mix butter, sugar, pecans, oatmeal and cinnamon together.
Stuff apple cavities with the filling. Place apples in an ovenproof, tight fitting dish. If you have any leftover filling, place the mixture on the bottom of the dish and sit apples on top.
Mix apple juice and maple syrup together and pour into dish. Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes. Baste every 10 minutes with the syrup and apple juice. The apples are ready when they are soft.
If unavailable at your local supermarket, simply grind some porridge oats in a food processor.