Baked Apples

  • 6 medium-sized cooking apples
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut paste (peanut butter)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • Core the apples and put them in a shallow baking dish
  • Blend the peanut paste with 1/4 cup of brown sugar and spoon some of this mix into the centre of each apple
  • Combine the water, butter, cinnamon and remainder of the brown sugar, and pour this mix over the apples
  • Bake in a moderate oven (375o F or 190o C), basting frequently, until the apples are tender
  • Serve either as is, or with hot custard - absolutely wonderful in winter!

Chris says: This simple, easy to prerpare recipe is a great winter dessert treat for the whole family.

It gets really cold in our home town of Kingaroy in the winter months, when overnight temperatures often drop below zero. But this dish always warms us up!

Don't have any peanut paste handy? You can whip some up by putting some raw peanuts in a blender, adding a little peanut oil and blending to the desired consistency. An old-fashioned mincer (or even a mortar and pestle) will also produce a similar result.