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Recipe of the Week: Baked Apples



This only takes 5 minutes to prepare but tastes just gorgeous.

The perfect comforting pud!

Read the recipe on the Dairy Diary website.


Baked Apples

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 223 per portion
Fat 8g (5.2g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians


  • Butter 40g (1½oz), softened
  • Light muscovado sugar 40g (1½oz)
  • Chopped glacé ginger 1 tbsp
  • Glacé cherries 25g (1oz), chopped
  • Ready-to-eat prunes 75g (3oz), chopped
  • Dessert apples 4
  • Custard to serve (optional)


  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until soft and smooth. Stir in the glacé ginger and then add the cherries and prunes.
  2. Cut a thin slice off the top of each apple and reserve. Core the apples and cut a very thin slice off the bottom if needed, to stop them rolling around.
  3. Stand the cored apples in a small 20cm (8in) circular dish, then press the fruit mixture into the cavities, spooning the remainder over the cut top edge. Press the apple lids back in place.
  4. Add 2 tbsp of water to the base of the dish, then bake for 30 minutes until the apples are tender. 5 Serve hot with custard, if you like.




Sausages baked with apples & squash

Sausages baked with apples & squash recipe

Autumnal squash and spiced apple baked with sausage and maple syrup.

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 30 minutes
Calories per portion 512 Kcal
Fat per portion 34g of which saturated 10g
Serves 4

Butternut squash or pumpkin 1 small
Red onion 1, peeled and thickly sliced
Granny Smith apples 2, cored, peeled and thickly sliced
Lemon juice 2 tbsp
Maple syrup 2 tbsp
Ground cinnamon 1 tsp
Vegetable oil 2 tbsp
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Thick pork sausages 8
Chopped parsley 2 tbsp

1 Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Line a medium-sized roasting tin with baking parchment.

2 Cut the squash or pumpkin in half and scoop out the seeds. Slice off the skin and then cut into wedges about 2cm (¾in) thick. Arrange evenly in the tin with the onion and apple slices.

3 In a small bowl, mix together the lemon juice, maple syrup, cinnamon and oil, and drizzle over the vegetables, carefully mixing them on the tray to coat them in the mixture. Season well. Arrange the sausages on top and bake with the vegetables for about 30 minutes, turning occasionally, until tender and cooked through.

4 Drain well, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve with a green salad and some crusty bread.

Cook’s tip 
Maple syrup adds a subtle sweetness, but it is quite expensive. For a more economical version, use 2 tablespoons light brown sugar.
A Dairy Cookbook recipe.

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