Baked apples with bay leaves, dates and honey

Baked apples with bay leaves, dates and honey

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • Fat conscious
  • 15 minutes
  • 25 minutes
  • De Krans Pink Port Non-Vintage


  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 4 fresh bay leaves
  • 70 g crimson raisins
  • 100 g dates, pitted
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 50 g walnuts
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 T butter
  • 4 Gala apples, halved horizontally and cored

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Heat a frying pan over high heat, then add the brandy, bay leaves, raisins and dates. Boil for 2 minutes.

Add the lemon zest and juice, walnuts, honey and butter and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Fill the bottom half of each apple with the fruit-and-nut mixture, top with remaining apple halves and spoon the filling into the cores.

Place on a baking tray, pour any remaining brandy syrup over the apples and bake for 25 minutes until soft and caramelised.

Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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