Betty's Baked Apples

Baked apples are the perfect tea-time treat when you’re trying to keep your fat intake down. Full of goodness and flavour, just leave the accompanying ice-cream well alone.

Serves four


  • 4 large granny smith apples
  • Handful of sultanas
  • Handful of crunchy muesli
  • Handful of chopped almonds or walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup hot water

Hint – consider adding a cinnamon stick.

Wash apples and remove cores. Score around “girth” of apple with a sharp knife.
Place in a baking tray.
Mix together sultanas, muesli, chopped nuts and sugar.
Gently insert mix into centre of the apples.
Pour hot water over around the base of the apples
Bake, covered with foil, in a slow oven (180 degrees Celsius) for one hour. Add more water during cooking process if necessary. Test with a knife that apples are melt-in-the-mouth soft. Enjoy in front of a log fire with your nearest and dearest (and just maybe a glass of Shiraz).