Oven Baked Spiced Cinnamon Apples

These oven based spiced cinnamon apples are the perfect way to finish any Indian meal. Traditionally called Maharani Potli, this recipe is often found on a Diwali menu. Bursting with sweet flavours that combine beautifully with the spices to create a real winter treat.

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Serves 4

3 tbsp. desiccated coconut
2 tbsp. brown sugar
25g pecans, roughly chopped
2 tbsp. raisins
3 tbsp. honey
½ tsp. freshly grated nutmeg (ground nutmeg is also fine)
4 red apples, cored
4 tbsp. thick plain yoghurt
Zest of half a lemon Fresh mint


  1.  Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

  2.  In a bowl mix together the coconut, sugar,   pecans, raisins, honey and nutmeg.

  3.  Core the apples.

  4.  Put baking paper on a pan and place the   apples. Spoon a little of the dried fruit mix   in the middle of the apple.

  5.  Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

  6.  In a bowl mix together the yoghurt and   lemon zest. Serve the apples with a dollop of yoghurt and a little fresh mint.