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Crunchy Custard-Baked Apples

by Sara Buenfeld from Good Food Eat Well: Low-Fat Feasts

Crunchy Custard-Baked Apples from BBC Good Food Eat Well: Low-Fat Feasts cookbook. A light and healthy dessert recipe. No need for your diet to be pudding free when these lovely baked apples are this low in fat and calories.

Introduction

A light and healthy dessert recipe with the flavour of delicious, oven cooked, caramelized apples and a oaty, nutty granola topping.

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Ingredients

500g carton ready-made custard
6 Bramley apples, halved through the middle and core removed
zest and juice 1 orange
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp golden caster sugar
6 tbsp crunchy granola with almonds
cream or ice cream, to serve (optional)

Method

Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Pour the custard into a large baking dish. Toss the apples in the orange zest and juice, cinnamon and sugar.

Arrange the apples, cut-side up, on top of the custard and drizzle with any extra juice from the bowl. Sprinkle over the granola and bake for 30 mins, until the apples are soft and piping hot – cover after 20 mins if the granola is getting dark. Serve with a drizzle of cream or a scoop of ice cream, if you like.

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