- 4 pears or apples
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup flaked almonds
- ¼ cup dried cranberries or sultanas
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (for apples)
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- ½ cup boiling water
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius (moderate). Core your fruit, making sure not to go all the way through to the bottom. It’s much easier if you use an actual corer, but it can be done with a very sharp paring knife, as I myself have proved. Place your fruit in a baking dish and put the kettle on to boil. Mix together in a bowl the brown sugar, almonds, dried fruit and spice. Press this into the cored section of your fruit. Put 1 teaspoon of butter on top of each piece of fruit. Pour your boiling water into the baking pan with your fruit. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes. I found that the pears only needed 30, but the apples needed the whole 40 minutes.
Serve your fruit with cream.