Baked apples with custard

Serves: 4

Baked apple ingredients

  • 4 Granny Smith or Mt Fuji apples 
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped 
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup 
  • 1 tablespoon water 
  • 1 dessert spoon low-fat spread 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Custard ingredients

  • 600 mls skimmed milk 
  • 2 level tablespoons cornflour 
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten a little 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

  1. Wash the apples and remove the cores 
  2. Make small slits in the apples on the top and the bottom where the core was removed 
  3. Mix together the walnuts, sultanas and cinnamon 
  4. Fill the cores with the fruit and nut mix 
  5. Pour 1 tablespoon of maple syrup inside each apple 
  6. Place the apples in a casserole dish with the water and low fat spread 
  7. Bake with the lid on for approximately 25 minutes, or until the apples are tender 
  8. Meanwhile, make the custard by heating almost all of the milk in a small saucepan 
  9. Mix the remainder of the milk with the cornflour and sugar until smooth, then stir in the beaten egg yolks 
  10. Just before the milk comes to the boil, remove from the heat and stir in the cornflour mixture 
  11. Return to the heat, stirring until the mixture boils and thickens 
  12. Simmer, and continue stirring until the custard is cooked through 
  13. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract 
  14. Pour into a jug and cover until ready to serve

Read more about the health benefits of nuts and sultanas for your liver.