Christmas Baked Apples

As a contrast to last week’s Summer Dessert recipe, this week I have decided to go for a true winter warmer – baked apples. However, this time, I have made this super simple recipe even better by adding a Christmas spirit with plenty of spice! Try with some Madagascan vanilla custard for a truly delicious dessert!


Ingredients (to serve 4):

  • 4 cooking apples
  • 6tbsp dried mixed fruit (sultanas etc.)
  • 2tbsp light brown muscovado sugar
  • 2tbsp brandy
  • 1tsp nutmeg
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • (optional) Madagascan vanilla custard to serve



  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan
  2. Core the apple so that there is a hole of around 3cm width in the centre of the apple
  3. Place the 4 apples in a baking dish, and then add the mixed fruit to the centre of the 4 apples
  4. Pour the brandy over the dried fruit, and then sprinkle over the nutmeg, cinnamon and muscovado sugar
  5. Bake in the oven for approximately 20-25 minutes, until the apples are cooked through
  6. Leave for around 5 minutes, then serve – they are VERY hot when they come out of the oven!



  1. Go wild with the spices! Perhaps trying to add things such as mixed spice.
  2. When coring the apples, core all the way through the apple so that the liquid/sauce can escape, and then spoon this over the apples when serving.



The finished product – sorry about the lack of photos showing stages throughout the preparation process!



17 thoughts on “Christmas Baked Apples

  1. It warms my heart to see someone of your generation delving into such an ancient kind of recipe–so simple, so pure, so sweet in all the best ways of being sweet. You’ve inspired me to step away from the chocolate this evening!

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