Apple Pie Baked Apples

        
Apple Pie Baked Apples

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Makes

4

Portions
.Not Suitable for freezing
.Preparation

15

minutes
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35

minutes cooking time
.180 C°, 350 F°, Gas Mark 4

Ingredients

  • 4 cooking apples
  • 50g soft butter
  • 50g brown sugar (plus extra for sprinkling on top)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 100g of dried fruit (Raisin, sultanas, etc)
  • 25g chopped almonds
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100ml water
  • 1 packed of pre-rolled pastry
  • 1 beaten egg
  • Ice-cream or custard to serve

Method

1. Pre-heat oven to 180C.
2. Wash and core the apples and slice off approx. 1cm of the top of the apple to create a flat top. If using a corer, use a knife or melon baller to enlarge the cavity a little, more filling is better than less.
3. Place the apples into an oven proof dish.
4. Cream the butter and sugar together.
5. Add the lemon zest, dried fruit, chopped almonds and cinnamon to the creamed butter.
6. Pack the mixture into the apples.
7. Cut the pre-rolled pastry into four equal parts and then slice each piece into six strips approx. 1cm wide.
8. Arrange the strips in a lattice formation on the top of each apple (start with a cross in the middle and then work out, or just lay three strips one way and then three the other way on top).
9. Trim away excess pastry.
10. Brush the pastry lattice with beaten egg and sprinkle with brown sugar.
11. Pour water into the base of the dish.
12. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the pastry is golden and the apples are soft (if the apples are not soft and the pastry is cooked then cover the pastry with tin foil for the last few minutes).
13. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving with ice cream or custard. 

This recipe and strategy for encouraging healthy eating habits in children is a collaboration between Katy Ashworth and Neil Welsh. Katy presents the Cbeebies flagship cookery show €˜I Can Cook' and is a mother who is passionate about healthy living. Neil works with parents of fussy eaters, helping them win their battles with their fussy eaters whilst building a solid food foundation for kids for life. More information can be found at www.progressivefamilyfood.com

Neil at Progressive Family Food

Neil at Progressive Family Food

Neil works with parents of fussy eaters, helping them win their battles with their fussy eaters whilst building a solid food foundation for kids for life. More information can be found at www.progressivefamilyfood.com.





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