* You may use any nuts and seeds you like. Other delicious twists you could give to this baked apple recipe can be adding raisins, dry cranberries, dry cherries orange juice, orange peel, rum essence (I love rum with apples it’s really good?) rolled oats, or make the traditional crumbles with flour, sugar and butter)
* For a vegan option replace the honey with maple syrup, agave or dates syrup and the butter with any nut butter or coconut oil that is nice and solid.
* Feel free to use more butter if you wish.
* Add more sugar in the flakes mix if you wish, so if you decide to, do this at step 4. I personally do not like it overly sweet and if you feel this recipe is not reaching the level of desired sweetness you can always add more syrup or even some naughty but so nice caramel sauce when serving. Well, a scoup or owo of ice cream, a couple of spoons of creme fraiche, creme boolla boolla, some coconut whipped cream or some plain creamy Greek yoghurt are also some great ideas!?
How to core the apple ?
Insert the tip of the knife to one side of the center stem of the apple. Push the tip of the knife into the apple at an angle and cut around in a circular way around the stem (about 1cm away from the stem) to carve out an even circle. This way the entire stem from the top of the apple will be removed.
Insert a teaspoon into the hole in the center of the apple and remove the remaining core including its seeds.
Be careful to not go all the way through to the other side of the apple. We need at least 1.5cm at the bottom of it to hold the sugar and the delicious filling.
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