Baked apples with cranberry & marzipan crumble

A warming winter pudding, packed with festive flavours. For extra crunch, try adding some chopped hazelnuts to the filling.

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes 40 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

4 Pink Lady® apples
50g fresh or frozen cranberries, roughly chopped
50g porridge oats
50g Cooks’ Homebaking Golden Marzipan, roughly chopped
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp melted butter
Crème fraîche or Greek yogurt, to serve

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC, gas mark 5. Halve the apples horizontally then, using a sharp spoon, scoop out and discard the cores, taking care not to pierce the apple skin. Remove some of the flesh so that a 1cm border remains to create a shell. Roughly chop this flesh.

2. Add the cranberries, oats, marzipan and cinnamon to the chopped apple and stir together well. Stir in the melted butter and pile the mixture back into the apple shells.

3. Place on a large baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes until tender and golden. Serve warm with a dollop of yogurt or crème fraîche.