Baked Apple with Crisp Topping

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time40 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
2 apples (recommended: Fuji or McIntosh)
1 tsp lemon juice
60g strawberry jam or preserves
2 tbsps plain flour
45g butter, cold and diced
3 tbsps brown sugar
45g oats, uncooked
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch salt
1) Preheat oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4.

2) Cut each apple in half along its equator. Using a melon baller, cut out each side of the core, creating a rounded hole. Rub exposed apple flesh with lemon juice. Place 1 tablespoon of jam into each hole.

3) For the topping: in a small bowl mix together flour, butter, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon and salt. Press this mixture on the top of each apple, covering jam.

4) Place in a baking dish filled with about a 1-cm of water. Bake until top is golden brown and apple is tender, about 35 to 40 minutes.

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