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    Buttery Baked Apples

    Yeo Valley Organic Butter is creamy and slightly salted - perfect for using in both sweet and savoury dishes. Combine it with other organic ingredients in this seasonal recipe to make an irresistibly tangy lemon butter sauce for pouring over baked Bramley apples.

    • Organic
    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 60 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes 60 minutes 15 minutes

    Serves: 6

    Ingredients

    • 100g Yeo Valley Organic Slightly Salted Butter, plus extra for greasing
    • 6 small organic Bramley apples, washed
    • 3 organic lemons
    • 150g Waitrose Organic Sultanas
    • 2 tsp organic ginger powder
    • 200g organic demerara sugar

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Generously butter a large shallow baking dish. Using an apple corer, scoop out the cores from the apples, making sure you remove all the pips. Cut a thin slice off the top of each apple and make a shallow cut in the skin all the way around the middle. Arrange the apples in the dish.
    2. Finely pare the zest from 1 lemon. Place in a bowl with the sultanas, ginger and 75g of the sugar and mix. Spoon the mixture into the apples, piling any excess on top. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for a further 20-30 minutes until the apples feel soft when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife.
    3. While the apples are baking, make the lemon butter sauce. Squeeze the juice from the lemons. Place half the juice in a small pan with the remaining sugar and heat gently until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 3 minutes until syrupy and slightly darker in colour. Add the remaining lemon juice and butter and heat until the butter has melted. Bring to the boil for 2 minutes, then pour the sauce over the apples. Serve with custard spooned over the top.

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    Cook's tips

    Any leftover sauce can be kept in the fridge. Just reheat gently when needed.

    Variation

    This sauce can also be poured over steamed puddings or pancakes.

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