Amaretto Baked Apples

Baked Apples is a classic fruit dish, and this recipe uses macaroon biscuits and Amaretto liquor to add an almoney flavour. This dessert is delicious on a winters night with warm custard! Serves 6.

50g dried apricots, chopped
50ml Amaretto liqueur, plus extra for baking
6 medium Granny Smith or Braeburn apples
50g macaroon biscuits, coarsely chopped
30g butter
30g sugar
1/2 cup water

Soak the chopped apricots in the liqueur while you prepare the apples. Wash and core the apples and, with a sharp knife, cut a ring around the skin about halfway down each apple to prevent them splitting randomly.

Mix the soaked apricots with the chopped amaretti biscuits and stuff this mixture into the centres of the apples. Place the apples in a baking dish and set a small knob of butter on top of each and sprinkle with the sugar.

Pour the water into the base of the baking dish with a little extra Amaretto and bake in a moderate oven (180°C) for about 40 minutes until the apples are soft and buttery. Remove the apples from the dish and reduce any remaining juices over a gentle heat until they are syrupy.

Place the apples on serving plates and pour the syrup over. Serve with whipped cream and a small glass of Amaretto liqueur.