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Salted caramel apples with spiced winter fruit and nuts recipe

Salted caramel apples with spiced winter fruit and nuts recipe

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This golden Christmas dessert packed full of flavour makes for a showstopping post-dinner sweet treat. Crisp cox apples filled with salted caramel, baked to perfection and topped with liqueur soaked dried fruits. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 350 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 4 British cox apples, core removed
  • 40g British unsalted butter
  • 40g (1 1/2oz) brown Demerara sugar
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 25g (1oz) dried sour cherries
  • 25g (1oz) soft prunes, chopped
  • 25g (1oz) raisins
  • 25g (1oz) Italian mixed peel
  • ¼ tsp mixed spice
  • 120ml Tesco Finest salted caramel cream liqueur
  • 25g (1oz) pecan nuts, toasted and chopped

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    17g 24%
  • Saturates

    8g 41%
  • Sugars

    41g 46%
  • Salt

    0.4g 6%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 42.9g Protein 1.6g Fibre 3.4g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C.
  2. Place the cored apples into a medium sized roasting tin.
  3. Heat the butter, sugar and salt together in a small saucepan. Do not stir the caramel but gently swirl the pan until all the grains of sugar have dissolved. Pour the caramel into the centre of each apple and bake for 30 mins, until the apples have softened.
  4. Meanwhile gently heat the liqueur, dried fruits and mixed spice in a saucepan for 2-3 mins until the fruit is starting to plump up. Set aside and allow to infuse. Reheat for a further few minutes just before the end of the apple cooking time.
  5. Once the apples have finished cooking and are golden brown stuff the infused fruit and liqueur mixture into the cores and sprinkle with the toasted pecan nuts. Serve.

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