“This recipe shows how one of my other recipes - for Hot Water Pastry - can be used in a 'sweet' context.”
2 baked apples

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  2. Follow the directions of my 'Hot Water Pastry' recipe, incorporating 2 tablespoons of sugar into the ingredients.
  3. Divide the pastry into two balls. Roll out each ball into a circular shape, and place on two small or one large lightly oiled baking tray(s).
  4. Peel the apples and use an apple corer to remove the cores.
  5. Place each apple in the center of each circle of pastry.
  6. Push a date down to the bottom of the hole in each apple.
  7. Put a tablespoon of sultanas in each apple hole.
  8. Put a tablespoon of honey in each apple hole.
  9. Push a date into the top of each apple hole.
  10. Sprinkle a teaspoon of mixed spice over each apple, followed by a tablespoon of raw sugar each.
  11. Pull the pastry over the sides of each apple, patting the pastry together until the entire apple is covered, completely sealed with no gaps.
  12. Bake in your 180C oven for 35-45 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown, and when a skewer penetrates into the apple without resistance.
  13. Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream, double cream, or sour cream.

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