How To Make Pink and Delicious South African Baked Apples…

How about this for a simple, sensational dessert? South African Pink Lady and Golden Delicious apples, cored and scored around their middles, then filled with dried fruits, orange zest and ground almonds – baked until soft. Anyone for ice cream on the side?

How To Make Pink and Delicious South African Baked Apples:

Preparation: 10 minutes 

Cooking:20-25 minutes 


You will need:

  • 2 South African Pink Lady apples 
  • 2 South African Golden Delicious apples
  •  30g butter, softened 
  • 50g ground almonds 
  • 30g light muscovado sugar 
  • 2tbsp sultanas 
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 large orange
  •  Vanilla ice cream or single cream, to serve

How to make:

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan oven 160°C, Gas Mark 4. 

2. Using a sharp knife, score abound the middles of each apple – like an equator running around the earth! Remove the cores with an apple corer or a sharp knife. Grease a baking dish with a knob of the butter, then stand the apples in the dish. 

3. Mix the remaining butter with the ground almonds, sugar, sultanas and orange zest. Spoon into the cored apples, and pour the orange juice on top. 

4. Bake the apples for 20-25 minutes, until the flesh is soft – check with the tip of a sharp knife to see if they are tender. Cool for a few minutes (or else they are too hot to handle!) and serve with vanilla ice cream or single cream. 

Cook’s tip: 

  • If you can’t fit all the filling into the apples, just add it to the baking dish 5 minutes before the end of cooking time.

Recipe and photography courtesy of Beautiful Country Beautiful Fruit.

The sheltered valleys between mountains in the Western Cape are ideal for the cultivation of fruit such as apples and pears.

Health and nutrition: 

  • High in fibre 
  • Low in fat 
  • High in vitamin C 
  • A good source of potassium

Do you fancy making this pink and delicious South Africa baked apple’s recipe?

Let me know in the comments below if you get to try it out.

Claire Justine

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  1. Tamar SB
    23rd March 2017 / 9:27 am

    I love baked apples! So good and easy. Hope you'll link up with Little Things Thursday!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      23rd March 2017 / 9:35 am

      Thanks for the comment Tamar, I will link up now 🙂

  2. Handmade in Israel
    23rd March 2017 / 10:18 am

    Ooh, this look incredible. I am definitely going to try it. Arrived here from Little Things Thursday.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      23rd March 2017 / 10:30 am

      Thanks for stopping by, I will hope over to yours too 🙂

  3. Margarett Murphy
    23rd March 2017 / 5:40 pm

    These look delicious. Love baked apples.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      23rd March 2017 / 8:47 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. Carol @Comfort Spring Station
    24th March 2017 / 12:23 am

    Sounds so tasty!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25th March 2017 / 9:05 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Carol 🙂

  5. Miz Helen
    24th March 2017 / 10:21 pm

    I love Baked Apples and your recipe looks awesome! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon!Miz Helen

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25th March 2017 / 9:05 pm

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Miz Helen 🙂

  6. Molly
    26th March 2017 / 11:39 pm

    These look so goodMollyx

  7. BarberryLane Designs
    28th March 2017 / 10:01 pm

    Lol, once I get the UK decoder on (my best friend is KIWI) I think this sounds absolutely nummy. Here Sultanas I think are raisins, golden ones perhaps. But we use PinkLady apples all the time, especially this time of year. Thanks for the nummy recipe, Sandi

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