UK-grown apples are in season from September to the end of the year. Many are perfect for enjoying on their own as a delicious, healthy, energy-boosting snack.
Cooking apples are too sour to be eaten raw, but when used as an ingredient they can be transformed into some of the nation’s favourite desserts. In this recipe traditional apple crumble gets a healthy makeover. It couldn't be simpler to make and it’s one of your 5 A DAY ...
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Ingredients (makes 2 portions):
- 1 large cooking apple
- Squirt of lemon juice
- Small handful raisins (~20g)
- 1 wheat biscuit (e.g. weetabix), crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 knob / dessertspoon of butter or margarine
- 1 teaspoon runny honey
- Preheat the oven to 160°C (gas mark 3).
- Wash the apple and cut in half vertically, then cut out the core. Place in an oven dish, with apple skin facing downwards.
- Squirt lemon juice over the apple flesh.
- Sprinkle on the raisins, dividing between the two apple halves.
- Mix the cinnamon into the crushed wheat biscuit and sprinkle the mixture over the two apple halves.
- Dot the cereal topping with the margarine and drizzle with honey.
- Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes, until the apple is tender and the topping golden.
So thinking about Apple Scrunchie ...
Apples are high in fibre and are packed with lots of different substances called phytochemicals. Phytochemicals can help protect our bodies against disease.
Wheat Biscuits are high in fibre and have a number of vitamins and minerals (including iron) added to them. They are low in fat, sugar and salt.
per half baked apple
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 396KJ / 94kcal
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