It’s officially Autumn, and that means it’s apple picking time in Switzerland! Apples are one of Switzerland’s most popular crops, and the apple is one of the most versatile fruits. You can use apples as a main ingredient in sauce, salads, used as a garnish for savory dishes and desserts.
Warm, tasty, and homely, baked apples are super easy to make and even manage to sneak in some nutritional value as well! a simple butter, brown sugar and cinnamon combination, dried fruit and nuts or peanut butter and honey all make flavourful fillings for baked apples.
Swiss apples are fantastic for baked apples. Boskoop, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith and Braeburn apples are readily available here. They have wonderfully complex flavors, hold up well when cooked and in a good year, contain a lot of juice. When cooked, these fabulous juices combine with the sugar when cooking to creates a wonderful syrup that you can drizzle on top of the apple when serving.
4 Apples, 120g Soft Brown Sugar, 60g butter, sprinkling of cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C. Core each apple but not all the way through so you leave a well in the middle. Stuff each apple with 15g of butter and 30g of soft brown sugar. Place in shallow baking dish and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake in the oven until sugar begins to caramelise and the apples are soft!
Vanilla Ice Cream
You can also add sultanas or raisins before cooking which go deliciously soft.