Easy baked apples

Easy baked apples

This is made possible by BBC Foods!


  • 50g/1¾oz butter
  • 1 orange, zest and juice
  • 50g/1¾oz light brown soft sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • 100g/3½oz mixed dried fruit (currants, sultanas, candied peel)
  • 4 large sharp eating apples, such as Evita, Jonagold, Granny Smith, Braeburn
  • crème fraîche, to serve


Before starting this, be sure to preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7.

  1. Melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat. Take the pan off the heat and add the orange zest and juice along with the sugar and spices.
  2. Stir well to combine, then add the dried fruit. Set aside.
  3. Core the apples, pushing the corer about three-quarters of the way through the apple, to make a container for the filling.

  4. Put the apples cored side up into a deep-sided roasting tray, into which they fit snugly.

  5. Fill the empty cores with the spiced fruit mixture. Don’t worry if the filling spills over a little: when the apple releases its juices as it bakes it’ll create a delicious spiced apple caramel in the bottom of the tray.

  6. Bake the apples on the bottom shelf of the oven for 20 minutes, or until the apples are soft.

  7. Serve the apples with generous spoonful’s of the roasting juices and a spoonful of crème fraîche.

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