Baked apples with marmalade and walnuts, a delicious Autumn treat.
With Autumn around the corner, and an abundance of seasonal fruit and vegetables, it’s time we got baking and cooking. I know that the humble apple is available in any shop all year round nowadays, but don’t you think it tastes better in Autumn? I think it does.
Every season has its own magic, but there is something about Autumn that makes is so special. I wish l were in the countryside at this time of the year so l can hand pick myself all these beauties. There are lots of different apple varieties to choose from, so just choose the ones you like best. Baked in the oven, they all taste so good.
This is a kind of treat kids used to get to enjoy in past, when posh baking was not quite an option, either because the ingredients might not have been available, or maybe because some people could not afford much. But, you know what, you don’t need anything fancy, a little treat can mean so much. It’s enough to smell the aroma of the baked apples to understand that less can be more sometimes.
Baked apples with marmalade and walnuts
- 4 apples
- 1 tbsp marmalade
- 1 tbsp honey
- 5 tsp chopped walnuts
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Scoop out the core from the top of the apples, making sure you do not cut all the way through.
- In a small bowl, combine marmalade, honey, chopped walnuts and cinnamon. Marmalade could be replaced with apricot jam or any other sweet jam you prefer.
- Stuff the apples on the mixture, then place them on an oven-proof dish.
- Add half a cup of water to the dish, then bake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees C until the apples are tender, but still holding their shape.
- Serve either warm or cold.