Spiced baked apples

Delicious dessert ideas

Fill each apple with figs, apricots, almonds, jam and spices


  • Melted butter, for brushing
  • 4 green apples
  • 3 tbs raw (demerara) sugar
  • 3 tbs chopped dried figs
  • 3 tbs chopped dried apricots
  • 3 tbs slivered almonds
  • 1 tbs apricot jam
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 30g unsalted butter, chopped


Preheat the oven to 180°C (350 F/Gas 4). Brush a deep baking dish with melted butter.

Peel the apples and remove the cores. Sprinkle the sugar over a piece of baking paper and gently roll each apple in the sugar. In a bowl, mix together the figs, apricots, almonds, jam and spices.

Fill each apple with some of the fruit mixture. Place the apples in the baking dish and dot with pieces of butter.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the apples are tender. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.

Recipe courtesy of Cooking from the Market: Vegetables, published by Murdoch Books, $24.95.

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