Spiced Baked Apples

By Madeleine Shaw •

Bramley Apple Week starts on 3rd February 2013 and is a great way to recognise one of the best British apples to cook with. Madeleine shares a simple dish to enjoy the tangy taste of Bramleys.


I love comfort food, especially on chilly night there’s nothing better than some melt in your mouth spiced baked apple. This recipe is super simple and is naturally sweetened by the dried fruit placed inside. I love how soft the flesh becomes when the apple is baked and it just bursts out of the skin as you dig your fork in.

Apples provide a great source of fibre and vitamin C, which will keep your immune system in check and your tummy happy. The raisins and dates act as a good alternative to sugar to sweeten this dish and swell up during the cooking process to form delicious plump delights. Eat them for breakfast or dessert, these can be made in bulk load for you to enjoy the entire week!

Ingredients (Serves 2)

(Please use organic/local/sustainable produce where possible)

2 large Bramley apples

A handful of raisins

5 medjool dates

2 cinnamon sticks

2 TBSP of coconut oil

100 ml of whole milk yoghurt or cream


Set the oven to 180°C

Core the apples, take out a little bit extra from around the perimeter

Chop up the dates and place half of them as well as half the raisins, half the coconut oil and 1 cinnamon stick inside one of the apples.

Repeat this for the other apple

Place the apples on a baking tray and bake for 40 minutes, then let them sit for 5 minutes.

Serve with a drizzle of yoghurt or cream and enjoy.


For more delicious apple recipes visit Great British Chefs collection.  What are some of your favourite stuffings for baked apples & what would  you serve them with? Let us know over on Great British Chefs Facebook page.


Madeleine Shaw

Madeleine is a qualified nutritional health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, creative chef, vociferous blogger, fledgling presenter and self-professed yoga enthusiast. Through her website and consultations, Madeleine helps reeducate her clients in the appreciation and effects of eating wholesome, organic produce. 

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