I had green apples sitting in my fridge for a long time and did not know what to do with that. We do not like to eat the green apples raw. I generally bake crumble apple pie with them but this time I wasn't in a mood to make it. Last week, I had been to Blooms, a big nature event here. Some free pamplets were being distributed,some of them had few recipes. I had saved it as i found some recipes interesting. This one - Baked Apple Surprise too comes from there. Sending it to Champa's Bake Off and Baking from a Book this month being hosted by Suma of Veggie Platter.
This recipe had called for 2 tbsp wholemeal brown bread crumbs which I did not have so I added a tbsp of dessicated coconut more. I loved this baked dessert with vanilla flavoured custard.
4 good sized granny smith apples.
2 rounded tbsp brown sugar.
120 ml water.
2 tbsp raisans.
3 tbsp dessicated coconut.
Grapes to garnish.
Pre-heat the oven to 180 C. Rinse dry and core the apple. With asharp knife make a tiny incision all the way around the middle of each apple. This will allow the apples to puff up when baked.
Mix the sultanas, desicatted cocnut and half the brown sugar together in a bowl. Use a teaspoon to spoon this mixture into the hole in the top of each apple,firming gently into place with one finger. In another small bowl mix half of the brownsuagr with alittle water until the sugar dissolves. Place the apples in a shallow roasting pan. Pour the water and suagr mixture into the botom of the dish,not over the apples. Bake uncovered on the centre shelf of a pre-heated oven for 30-35 minutes until the apples are soft.
Place in individual plates, spoon the syrup over the baked apple. Top it with grapes. Serve it with cream or custard.