Thursday, 8 October 2015

Baked Apples

Sometimes it's the most simple foods that are the best. At the moment I've been cooking lots of baked apples. 
Simple pud.
These apples are Howgate Wonder windfalls.
 I'm sure there couldn't be an easier pudding. Simply core an apple and stuff it with your filling of choice, above I've stuffed it with raspberries and a little golden syrup but I quite often stuff them with mince meat. Score round your apple with a knife so it has more chance of holding it's shape instead of splitting the skin at a random place when it heats up. a bit of brown sugar sprinkled on top goes nicely as well. 
I had planned on taking a picture of a perfect baked apple but the last lot I did were a different variety and didn't need quite so long in the oven! They were tasty but not exactly nouveau cuisine. 
These fluffed up far too much! It was still tasty though! 
Good healthy pudding for my girls and me! 
Who else has a really simple pudding for me to try?

20 comments:

  1. We always cut a shallow incision all the way round near the top, that way the cooked apple pulp rises instead of spreading. The taste, of course, is the same.

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    1. I normally do it round the middle and they just rise up, this was a bad example!

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  2. You have just took me back over forty years Kev. My Irish grandmother use to bake them in her range. Even in the summer when we came over for the haymaking. My mother used to also bake them and serve them with custard. Which begs the question: what consistency should your custard be? For me it's got to be very runny.

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    1. Thick custard for me Dave all the way!

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  3. I always bake them wrapped in pastry, less healthy I know!

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    1. Sounds good! Also one I can do with the girls although my pasty is never very great!

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  4. We have never tried em whole but always cut our apples up. May have to give it a whirl.

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    1. It's also a great lazy way to get apple pie filling, just core them and bake them then squeeze out the middle.

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  5. Ooh lovely!
    I like them with sultanas in the centre and Northsider Dave, it has to be thick custard, can't be doing with the runny stuff!

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    1. Thick custard for me as well - I love it cold when it's set as well!

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  6. Baked apples was one of the first things I cooked in school, havent done them since I dont like cooked apple very much, I prefer it in is natural state, my easiest pudding is rice pudding, I love it with fresh fruit :-)

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    1. I love apples any which way! A good cooked one on a cold autumn night is hard to beat though!

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  7. You should definitely try Malvern Pudding, Kev: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/malvernpudding_92252. :)

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    1. I should! Also we only live a handful of miles from Malvern so it would be rude not to!

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  8. Sorry Kev but I did laugh when I scrolled down and saw those apples, I bet they tasted lovely though.
    Briony
    x

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    1. They did taste lovely and I normally do them much better than that! Just had to be the day I took a photo!

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  9. Before I found out I was allergic to apples .. sighhhh... I used to bake make them whole .. core out the centers stuff them with brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, mmm they were so good.. I would use Pears now...sometimes I used maple syrup instead of brown sugar.

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    1. Oh no - allergic to apples! I don;t think you could come here then! We have over 75 varieties of apple growing at the moment! Do you grow any cooking pears, we have some growing at mum and dads but an old variety that I'm not sure of the name.

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  10. yummy !
    now if I could just get my spoon through the screen.....

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    1. Better with custard like Dave says!

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