One thing that is definitely missing from most coeliac menus is a decent pudding. If you attempt to eat out on a regular basis, you’ve probably been offered any number of boring fruit salads. Make up for fit by creating delicious, easy puds at home that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
This one is fast becoming a family favourite – everyone loves this dish of sticky, baked fruits.
- 6 Granny Smiths apples
- 8 dried, ready to eat apricots
- 6 dried, ready to eat prunes
- 8 dried dates
- 2 tblsp raisins
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tblsp soft brown sugar
- 2-3tsp unsalted butter
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- Grease a baking dish, preferably one just the right size to hold all the apples without too much space left over.
- Core each of the apples and score a line around the middle, so they won't burst in the oven. Stand the apples in the oven dish.
- Chop the apricots, dates and prunes quite finely. Mix them together with the raisins in a bowl.
- Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and then mix with the fruit.
- Stuff the cored apples with the mix, making sure you get right down to the bottom.
- Put up to half a tsp of butter on top of each apple.
- Pop them in the oven for 30-35 minutes.
- Serve with custard, ice cream, fresh cream, crème fraîche .... and don't forget to drizzle the lovely caramel sauce from the bottom of the dish over the apples too!