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Braeburn apples are a refreshing combination of sharp and sweet. To get the most out of their full flavour we suggest serving them as a desert.


  • 80g dried mixed exotic fruit
  • 55ml brandy
  • 30g light brown sugar
  • 1/2tsp mixed spice
  • 100g butter
  • 6 braeburn apples – cored
  • 200g greek yoghurt – to serve


  1. Heat oven to 2150’c. Place the exotic fruit and brandy in a bowl and leave to soak overnight. After soaking add sugar, spices and butter
  2. Spoon the fruit mixture into the holes of the cored apples, pressing in to fill well, spread some more butter over the apples.
  3. Place the stuffed apples into an ovenproof dish, cover with foil and bake for 40 mins in over. Remove the foil and bake for 15 mins further, until the apples are soft, but not collapsing.
  4. Place onto place and serve with yoghurt.

Serves 6


  • Bramley apples
  • Raisins
  • Chopped dried apricots
  • Chopped dried dates
  • Chopped mixed nuts
  • Peeled and chopped banana
  • Soft brown sugar
  • Golden syrup
  • Sherry


Preheat overn to 190’c / gas 5/

Core the apples, score the skin around the middle of each one, and place in a deep ovenproof, buttered dish.

Mix together the raisins, apricots, dates, nuts, banana and sugar and fill the centre of each apple, pushing the filling down well with a spoon.

Pour a tablespoon of sherry and golden syrup over each apple.

Bake for 30 minutes, basting occaisionally with the syrup.

Alternatively, orange juice may be used to replace the sherry.