Baked Apples

Baked Apples

The humble apple is transformed into a delightful dessert with the help of a tasty crumble topping and decadent homemade salted caramel sauce.
Servings 4
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Ready In 35 mins

Ingredients

Baked Apples

  • 4 apples
  • 1/4 cup quick cook oats
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts optional
  • 50 grams butter melted

Salted Caramel Sauce (optional)

  • 50 grams butter
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp flaky sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp milk or cream

To Serve

  • Ice cream or cream

Instructions

  • Before you start, preheat oven to 200°C. Set aside a small baking dish (about 20cm x 15cm).
  • Prep apples. Pull out stems from apples and stand upright and cut in half horizontally. Use a spoon to scoop out any seeds. Place apples (skin side down) in dish and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Prep crumble. Place oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nuts in a bowl and pour in melted butter. Mix, until just combined and resembles a crumble.
  • Cook crumble. After initial 10 minutes cook time, remove apples from oven and top with crumble. Bake on middle rack of oven for 20-25 minutes, until apples are soft and crumble is golden. Reduce temperature if crumb starts to brown too quickly.
  • Make caramel sauce. While apples bake, place second measure of butter, sugar and salt into pot on a low heat. Whisk continuously, until sugar has dissolved and is no longer separate from the butter. Add milk/cream slowly, until sauce reaches desired consistency (it will thicken as it cools).
  • Serve apple halves topped with a scoop of ice cream or dollop of cream and drizzle with salted caramel sauce.

Meet the Chef

Jessie ‘Juneberry’

When she’s not being referred to as Juneberry, she’s also known as our dessert Queen or resident sweet tooth. Her favourite part of her role comes as no surprise with “being in charge of dessert! I have the biggest sweet tooth so am always finding ways to get in the kitchen and whip up a sweet treat.” However, Jessie’s favourite New Zealand produce reveals her true millennial colours by choosing avocado, especially when it’s smashed on a bagel – the perfect start to the weekend!

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