The easiest snack or dessert ever! These delicious baked apples are such a treat and cook quickly in the glowing embers and coals of a campfire or fire pit
4 large cooking (green) apples, e.g. Bramleys or windfalls
4 tbsp butter, softened
4 tsp soft brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp raisins
Using an apple corer, remove the core of each apple. If you don’t have one, use a sharp knife, working inwards from both ends and taking care not to split the apples.
Blend 2 tablespoons of the butter with the sugar, cinnamon and raisins. Pack it into the centre of each apple and smear the remaining butter over the top.
Wrap each stuffed apple in a double layer of kitchen foil, bringing it up into the centre at the top and twisting the ends to form a handle. This will make it easier to lift the apples out of the fire.
Place them upright in the hot embers of the fire, directly on the coals, and cook for 10–18 minutes until cooked, fluffy and tender. Unwrap and enjoy!
Add some chopped walnuts or dried cranberries, or even some porridge oats.
If you don’t have cooking apples, use large Granny Smiths, which keep their shape better than other dessert apples.
Serve drizzled with honey, maple syrup, cream or yoghurt.
To stop the filling coming out, leave the bases intact when you core the apples.