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Boozy Baked Apples and Flambé Bananas

Serves 4

Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Low Fat

This recipe offers a good way for you to use up a surplus of cooking apples.


For the fruit

  • 4 large cooking apples
  • 4 large bananas

For the apple filling

  • 100g dried mixed fruit chopped
  • 50g walnuts chopped
  • 1 tsp cinammon
  • 2 tbsp brandy
  • 1 tbsp soft light brown sugar

For the banana topping

  • 40g butter
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinammon
  • 3 tbsp rum
  • Whipped cream to serve


  1. Wash and core the apples. Score around the middle with a sharp knife to prevent bursting during cooking.
  2. Mix together or blend in a food processor the dried fruit, nuts, cinammon and brandy.
  3. Stuff the mixture into the apples. Place the apples in an ovenproof dish, add ¼in of water and bake at 180ºC/gas mark 4 for 40 minutes or until golden, soft and fluffy.
  4. Slice the bananas in half lengthwise.
  5. Melt the butter in a skillet or frying pan over a gentle heat. Add the sugar and cinammon, stir well and add the bananas. Cook gently on either side for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Add the rum to the pan, allow to heat up for a few minutes then flambe briefly by lighting the rum with a match. Serve immediately with the baked apples and whipped cream.

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