Recipe by Hedi Hearts
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“Baked Apples are one of the easiest apple recipes you’ll ever make! It always reminds me of my childhood, when I used to pick apples straight from the tree and my mum would bake them. She would normally make them with a mixture of breadcrumbs, cinnamon and sugar. I created this healthier version, which is as good, if not better than the traditional recipe.”

Ingredients (Serves 4)

4 JAZZ™ Apples
¼ cup hazelnuts
¼ cup dates (You can use prunes or apricots too)
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the orange syrup
Juice from 2 big oranges
¼ cup date/rice/maple syrup


Line a baking tray with baking paper and preheat your oven to 180 degrees.

Wash and core the apples. Using a sharp knife carefully cut out the core, then use a spoon to scrape out the bottom of the core.

Put the cored apples on the prepared baking dish.

Make the filling by processing the hazelnuts, dates, cinnamon and vanilla extract in a food processor until coarsely chopped.

Spoon the filling into the apples until it’s about to overflow.Bake apples for around 30 minutes, or until they are tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife.

Set baked apples aside and make the orange syrup by squeezing the juice from oranges into a small saucepan. Add in the sweetener and simmer over medium heat until reduced by half. You should have a syrupy like texture.

Serve the apples with the orange syrup and enjoy!