¼ mixed dried fruit (currents, cranberries, apricots, raisin etc)
¼ walnuts (toasted & chopped)
½ cup Zany Zeus Cream Cheese
5-8 fresh mint leaves (roughly chopped)
3-4 Tablespoons rolled oats
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon butter
1 ½ cups of apple juice/or cider
1 Tablespoon butter
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Carefully remove the core from each apple with a small paring knife, do not go through all the way through to the base of the apple.
In a bowl, combine ginger, dried fruit, nuts, Zany Zeus cream cheese & mint. In a separate bowl mix together the brown sugar & oats & one teaspoon of butter, mix to combine. Fill the apples with the cream cheese mixture & top with oat mixture.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender enough to easily pierce with a fork.
While the apples are cooking put the apple juice, brown sugar in a saucepan on a moderate heat, make sure the sugar dissolves, then bring to the boil. Lower the heat & simmer until the syrup has reduced by at least half. Add the butter & stir, the butter helps the syrup thicken as it cools & also give a glossy look.
When the apples come out of the oven pour the apple syrup over the hot apples & serve immediately.
Serve with Zany Zeus Greek yoghurt, dusted with cinnamon or thick creamy vanilla custard made with Zorganic milk.