A feast for winter

A feast for winter

Former Saheti School learner and theatre extraordinaire Harry Sideropoulos shares his favourite winter recipe with readers.

“It’s winter so I’m really enjoying clean non-complicated tastes. The mascarpone with the nuts (mixture) for me is a close second to a Nutella stuffing,” Sideropoulos told the tame TIMES. “It lingers on your palette long after you’ve eaten it and the apples are merely a vehicle for the stuffing, appeasing all those with dietary requirements.”

Cinnamon baked apples with almonds and mascarpone

2 apples, cored
1 Tbsp butter, softened
2 Tbsp chopped almonds or pecan nuts
Pinch of cinnamon
1-2 Tbsp mascarpone or cream cheese
Optional: Drizzle of fresh orange juice and grating of zest

1. Preheat your oven to 180C and lightly grease a small baking dish.
2. Mix together the butter, nuts and cinnamon and divide the mixture between the two apples, filling the holes where the cores were.
3. Place on the baking tray and bake until golden and the apples are soft enough to eat easily with a fork.

Note: Speed up the process by microwaving your cored (but un-filled) apples for four to five minutes before filling them and placing them in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until done to your liking.

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