At this time of year apples are everywhere in this household. My parents are the proud owners of 4 apple trees and every visit ends up with us leaving with armfuls of them. As you can imagine finding ways to use them can be a bit repetitive after a while – there’s only so many apple crumbles I can eat!
This recipe is a relatively new one for me, but i like it and it is actually quite easy to do and very hearty, especially after a warming stew or casserole. Enjoy!
You will need:
- 1 large apple per person
- 1 teaspoon of mincemeat per person
- Brown sugar to taste
- Tin foil
- Apple corer
- Large glass baking dish
Preheat your oven to 200/180 fan/ gas mark 6.
Tear off one sheet of tin foil big enough to wrap one apple each. I am cooking four apples and so have torn off 4 sheets.
Wash the apples under running water.
Stuff the Apples
Using the corer, push out the centre of each apple and place on a sheet of foil.
Spoon one teaspoon of mincemeat into the centre of each apple. You may have to use your fingers at this point, it’s messy but fun and tasty! I used my own homemade mincemeat from last Christmas, but you can buy it in most supermarkets throughout the year.
Wrap the apple in the foil like a little parcel and place in the glass dish.
Cooking the Apples
Place in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. About 30 minutes in, open the parcels and sprinkle some of the brown sugar on the top and leave open.
Time to enjoy!
When they are finished baking, unwrap the rest of the foil and serve with custard, cream or ice-cream as you prefer. You can also sprinkle on some more brown sugar if they are not sweet enough for you.
So there you have it, relatively easy pudding which is warming on the coldest of evening.
Maybe you’ve done something similar with a different stuffing? Let me know your variations and your favourite winter warmers in the comments below!