Baked Apples with Hazelnuts

    45 minutes

    These baked apples are cooked with a white wine sauce as well as a wonderful hazelnut, sultana and cinnamon stuffing.

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    Serves: 4 

    • Wine Sauce
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 2 cups (500ml) milk
    • 1/2 vanilla bean
    • 1/3 cup (90g) caster sugar
    • 2 cups (500ml) dry white wine
    • Filling
    • 4 tablespoons hazelnuts, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 4 teaspoons sultanas
    • 15g butter, softened
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • Apples
    • 4 large apples, peeled and cores removed with an apple corer

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Wine Sauce: In a small bowl, mix together cornflour, egg yolks and just enough milk to make a smooth paste.
    3. Bring the scraped vanilla bean, sugar and remaining milk to the boil. Whisk in the cornflour mixture and wine. Bring to the boil. Remove from heat and beat a few times. Let cool.
    4. Filling: Mix together hazelnuts, sugar, sultanas, butter and cinnamon. Use to stuff the apple cavities.
    5. Transfer apples to a buttered ovenproof dish. Pour over wine sauce and bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes. Serve with ice cold vanilla custard.

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