Baked Bramley Apples With Berries

The perfect winter warmer using seasonal fruits. This recipe works beautifully with coconut sugar to counterbalance the acidity in the apples. I've topped it with blackberries and cranberries soaked in maple syrup and topped with salted caramel ice cream. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I did!

INGREDIENTS:

1 Bramley apple per person

For the crumble

¼ cup ground almonds (could also use ground oats)

1 tsp mixed spice

1 tsp coconut oil

¼ cup sugar (I used coconut but you could use demarara)

Pinch salt

 

 

Filling

1 cup berries (I used blackberries & currants)

1 tsp cinnamon

¼ cup maple syrup or coconut sugar

 

Additional

1 tbsp coconut oil

 

 

Method:

-Preheat the oven to 180ºC

-Slice the very top off each apple and using a spoon, scoop out the core and make a hollow

-In a small pan, heat the berries, cinnamon and sugar together, taste test and add a dash more sugar if needed

-In a small bowl mix the crumble ingredients together

-Score around the circumference of the apples to ensure they don’t explode in the oven then pop them in a baking tray with a dash of oil to stop them sticking

-Add a drizzle of melted coconut oil in the hollow of each apple then fill with the berry mix

-Top with the ground almond mix and pop in the oven for around 25 minutes into beautifully baked

-Take out and top with a scoop of ice cream on each apple and enjoy!

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