Baked apples with dates and walnuts

    50 min

    We make these baked apples every year during Christmas. It makes the whole house smell wonderful. Serve with vanilla sauce or ice cream.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 medium, tart apples
    • 1/2 lemon, juiced
    • 100g unsalted butter, divided
    • 50g walnuts, chopped
    • 50g dates, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a casserole dish or a deep baking tin.
    2. Remove the core of the apple using an apple corer or halve the apples and remove the core. Sprinkle the insides with lemon juice.
    3. Combine 50g butter, walnuts, dates, sugar and cinnamon and fill the apples with the mixture. Place apples in the casserole dish or on the baking tin.
    4. Melt the remaining 50g butter and pour over the apples. Bake for about 40 minutes in the preheated oven. Serve warm.


    If you prefer them to be sweeter, you can sprinkle the warm apples with a sugar and cinnamon mixture before serving.

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