Apples, walnuts, honey and cider are fantastic bedfellows, and when baked in the oven, they become all sweet and caramelised. We’ve also added orange blossom water to enhance the aromatics. This is the perfect dessert dish to serve with a dollop of ice cream.
Heat oven to 180°C.
Combine raisins, walnuts, sugar, orange blossom water and 40ml of the cider in a bowl and set aside.
Core apples and place in a small baking dish, core side up. Fill each apple with the walnut mixture and add the remaining cider and butter to baking dish. Drizzle the honey over the apples.
Cover tightly with foil and bake in pre-heated oven until apples are tender, about 60-75 mins.
Remove from the oven and uncover, sprinkle with half the cinnamon and let cool slightly.
Serve in bowls with the reduced cider-butter sauce, a scoop of your favourite ice-cream and sprinkle the remaining cinnamon over the top.
80g golden raisins
60g walnut halves, chopped
110g soft brown sugar
1 teaspoon orange blossom water
4 apples, such as Gala
200ml dry cider
60g unsalted butter, cubed
5g ground cinnamon