Stuffed baked apples

Serves 4. Preparation: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 1 hour 10 minutes.


  • 4 cooking apples
  • Runny honey (1 tbsp)
  • Butter (28g/1oz), melted
  • Cream or ice cream

Stuffings (choose from the following):*

  • Chopped hazelnuts, sultanas and honey
  • Mincemeat
  • Chopped dates, walnuts and honey
  • Chopped prunes and brown sugar
  • Raisins and honey

* You’ll need roughly 2–3 tsp of each filling per apple.


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6.
  2. Core the cooking apples and cut them in half.
  3. Stuff the centre of each apple (where the core was) with the filling of your choice.
  4. Place the apples in an ovenproof dish and then add 5mm/0.25 inch water and the honey.
  5. Drizzle the melted butter over the apples and then bake until the fruit is tender (about 50–60 minutes).
  6. Serve hot or cold, with cream or ice cream if you wish.


Suitable for:

  • people with a dry or sore mouth
  • people with problems chewing
  • people with sickness or nausea
  • vegetarians.

Nutritional information (will vary depending on filling)

Energy 221kcal; Protein 2g; Total fat 26g (of which saturates 6g) Carbohydrate 30g; Fibre 2g.