About this recipe:This is a French dessert that's ideal for serving after a heavy meal since it is nice and light, yet delicious to eat. I got this recipe from my mother, and I like to prepare it on Christmas day when everyone has eaten a little too much the night before!
6 large apples
6 level tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon double cream
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Method Prep:5min › Cook:45min › Ready in:50min
Grease a baking dish with butter and preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Wash the apples thoroughly and remove the core. Make 4 cuts in the skin on the top of each apple (so that the skin does not burst during cooking).
Place the apples standing up in the dish; place a piece of butter into the centre of each apple (where the core used to be located). Sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar on top of each apple.
Bake for about 45 minutes, or until the apples are well cooked (cooking time will vary greatly depending on the type of apples used). While baking, baste the apples a couple of times with the liquid caramel that forms in the dish. This prevents them from drying out.
When the apples are cooked, place each one on a serving plate. Pour the cream into the baking dish and mix well with the caramel. Pour the sauce on top of each apple before serving. Be careful when eating as the inside of the apple will stay very hot for a while.