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  • 4 large Bramley cooking apples, de-cored and scored

  • 110g/4oz soft brown sugar

  • 4 tbsp mincemeat

  • 55g/2oz flaked almonds or chopped pecans

  • 1 tsp powdered cinnamon

  • 2 tbsp raisins

  • 30g/1oz unsalted butter

  • apple juice, for basting


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.

  • 2.

    Mix the brown sugar, mincemeat, flaked almonds, cinnamon, raisins and butter together and spoon it into the cavities of the apples. Place the excess in the bottom of a buttered baking dish.

  • 3.

    Place the apples on the fruit in the dish. Dot the top with butter and place in the oven for 45-60 minutes. Every 10 minutes add 2 tbsp of apple juice to the bottom of the dish and spoon the juices over the apples.

  • 4.

    Serve piping hot with double or clotted cream.

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