Recipe of the week - celebrating Bramleys

Baked Bramley with Amaretto Cherry

Serves 1


1 Bramley apple

Knob of softened butter

1 tsp brown sugar

6 black cherries in syrup

2 Amaretto biscuits, crushed

Splash of amaretto

Vanilla ice cream, to serve



  • Preheat oven to 180C
  • Score the circumference of the apple with a sharp knife. Scoop out the core and a little of the flesh to make room for the filling
  • Spread the butter into the middle of the apple and sprinkle with brown sugar. Mix cherries with crushed amaretto biscuits and stuff into the apple middle. Add a splash of amaretto
  • Place apple in a baking dish, put the apple top back on and bake for 25-30 minutes or until soft and tinged golden brown
  • Optional: add 1 tbsp sugar to the syrup from the cherries and reduce this down to a sticky sauce over a medium heat in a small saucepan and use to drizzle over the apple. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream