Baked Apples with Grapes Dessert recipe

Baked Apples with Grapes

Ingredients:

  • 4 large red apples
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 250 g (9 oz) seedless black grapes
  • good pinch of cinnamon
  • 4 walnuts for decoration whipped cream or ice cream

Syrup:

  • 375 ml (12.5 fl oz)  water
  • 250 ml (8.5 fl oz) white wine
  • 3 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 piece of lemon peel, no pith

Procedure:

  1. For the syrup: in a pan, combine wine, water, golden syrup and lemon peel.
  2. Bring to the boil, stirring and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Get rid of lemon peel.
  4. Meanwhile, peel and core the apples.
  5. Add apples to the syrup and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Take the apples out and place in a greased ovenproof casserole.
  7. Add cinnamon and butter to the remaining syrup and stir.
  8. Add half the grapes and cook for 8-10 minutes, basting and stirring until soft and syrupy.
  9. Lift out the grapes and heap on top of apples pressing into core holes using a slotted spoon.
  10. Keep syrup in pan warm.
  11. Cover casserole and cook in a moderate oven for 20-25 minutes.
  12. Remove from heat.
  13. Add remaining grapes around apples and pour warm syrup over apples and grapes.
  14. Serve hot with whipped cream or ice cream.

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