Now autumn is here, let’s enjoy some delicious baked apples! There are so many different types of apples. Some apples common to your area are rarely found in other places. Every temperate country seems seems to have a local cooking apple, whether it’s Bramley apples in England or Granny Smiths in California. Wherever you are located, reaching for organic apples means enjoying more flavor, more vitamins, more minerals, more enzymes and way less chemical waxes, chemical fertilizers and chemical pesticides in every bite. Enjoy your Apple Volcanes!
Recipe by Fiona Bird
Makes 4 Apple Volcanoes
What To Find:
4 medium cooking apples
3 fresh apricots
1/4 cup (40g) seedless raisins
2 tablespoons toasted rolled oats
1 tablespoon runny honey
4 teaspoons butter
some extra runny honey
Round ended knife
What To Do:
Set your oven to 375°F (190°C /Fan 170°C /Gas Mark 5)
1. Cut a thin slice off the base of each of your apples so they sit flat.
2. Use an apple corer to remove the core. Take a fork and make four pricks around each of the apple sides. Put the prepared apples on an oven proof dish, e.g. a Pyrex dish.
3. Cut the apricots into small pieces and put them into a bowl. Put a damp cloth under the bowl to stop the bowl moving as you mix.
4. Add the raisins, toasted rolled oats and honey to the apricots and mix with a wooden spoon. Use your fingers to stuff the sticky mixture down the hole in each of the apples, working from the top. There is a maths lesson here… divide the mixture equally between the four apples. Push the mixture right down – you will be surprised how much you can push into each apple.
5. Put a knob of butter and a little extra honey on top of each apple.
6. Place the plate of apples in the preheated oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, depending on the size of your apples.
ALWAYS HAVE A GROWN-UP IN THE KITCHEN WITH YOU WHEN YOU COOK.
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