Baked Macaroon Apples

For 4 people you need

4 cooking apples
1 oz. butter
1 oz. raisins
1 oz. sultanas
1 oz. chopped glace cherries
little lemon juice

Macaroon mixture

2oz. ground almonds
4oz.. granulated sugar
1 dessertspoon rice flour OR cornflour
1 egg white
few drops vanilla essence

To decorate

little whipped cream
4 glace cherries

  • Core the apples and slit the skins towards the top. to prevent the apples breaking.
  • Put into the buttered dish.
  • Mix raisins, sultanas and chopped glace cherries, press into the centre of each apple.
  • Put a small piece of butter on top and sprinkle with the lemon juice.
  • Bake for 25 minutes in the oven until half cooked, remove and top with the macaroon mixture.
  • To make this: mix ground almonds and sugar and rice flour together.
  • Whisk egg white until very stiff, add vanilla essence and.the ground almond mixture.
  • Spoon over the top of each apple and return to the oven for a further 20 minutes until just golden coloured.
  • Allow to cool.

Oven temperature: very moderate, 325-350°F. -Gas Mark 3.
Oven position: centre

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