Baked Apples with Blueberry compote

Here’s a delicious Autumn treat using baked apples and blueberries.


4 medium apples, washed and cored

4 dates, pitted

Orange Juice

Blueberry Juice

2 tablespoons caster sugar

¼ star anise

1/3 vanilla pod, split lengthwise

300 g Frozen  blueberries


Preheat the oven to 180°C. Make a cut 1 mm deep around the middle of each apple.

Place the apples in a small baking dish and place a pitted date in the hole of each cored apple. Spoon the orange and Blueberry Juice over the apples and sprinkle with sugar.

Add the star anise and vanilla pod to the dish. Transfer to the oven and bake for 30 minutes, basting now and then with the juices.

After 30 minutes, scatter the  blueberries into the dish and stir gently with the pan juices. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for a further 20 minutes, or until the apples are soft.

Serve the apples warm, with a spoonful of  blueberries and juice.

Serves 4


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