Baked Spiced Apples with Date Sauce

“Blankets of fog hug the frosty morning.  My hands are buried deep into my coat pockets and inhales of cold crisp air rejuvenate my lungs.

I observe beautiful Devon, as she turns into her magical fairy-tale land, full of wisdom. She whispers her secrets, to those who choose to listen.”

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After a busy summer, I’m back in my kitchen baking.  The house is filled with the smell of baked apples, spices and sweet things.  It’s been over a year since I posted a recipe and today I actually managed to take some photos and find the time to share it.

My antiquated iPhone and my photography education [lack of], have not done this beautiful pudding justice.  Do look past the dodgy photos and I promise you, there is a scrumptious dessert to be had.

 

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Ingredients 

  • 6 Apples
  • 4oz Dried Figs, chopped
  • 7oz Walnuts, chopped
  • Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 3oz Vegan Butter (or for home-made, follow this link Vegan Butter in a hurry)
  • 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 4oz Dates (soaked in warm water for 10 minutes)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 C. Cut the tops off the apples (reserve if you wish) and scoop out the core, without cutting through to the bottom.
  2. In a bowl, mix the figs, walnuts and cinnamon with the butter. Then add the maple syrup. Stuff the mixture into the apples and put the reserved apple tops back on.
  3. Place the apples on a baking a tray and bake for 10-12 minutes, until they start to soften and the filling has melted.
  4. Meanwhile, place the soaked dates into a blender and blend until you get a sauce like consistency. Add a pinch of salt.
  5. Remove the apples from the oven and leave to stand for a few minutes. When ready, serve with the date sauce.

– ENJOY –