Food Friday Featuring: Fruity Caramel Baked Apples

It’s apple season which means there is plenty of crisps, pies and baked treats to be had. Baked apples are my eldest daughter’s absolute favorite (to die for served with custard!) and Jamie Oliver has a great recipe for these sweet treats. The recipe below has been modified slightly as my girls aren’t fond of ginger in theirs. If you want to view the original recipe, you can do so on Jamie’s website

  • 4 good-sized eating apples 
  • Tablespoons butter
  • 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 handfuls of dried fruit (chopped apricots, raisins and cherries)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • cream or custard to drizzle on top (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Carefully remove the core from the apples with a sharp knife or apple corer. Be careful not to split them in half. Place them on a baking tray.

Heat the butter and sugar in a small saucepan with the dried fruit. Stir until the butter has melted and all the grains of sugar have disappeared. Pour the caramel mixture into the middle of the apples, drizzling any extra mixture over the top along with the maple syrupe. Bake the apples in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Serve each apple with a big spoonful of custard or cream and any leftover caramel juices from the tray.