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    baked apple.jpgHealth is of major importance to everyone. It is considered the true wealth by many. After all, you lose your health and that’s pretty much it. So here’s an interesting list to make it on: Worldwide Fruit’s 10 Best Role Models for Healthy eating.

    Three of the celebrity chefs have made it to the list – all from the UK. These are Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson and Gordon Ramsey. Surprised with their choices? None of them, however, hold the top spot. That honor went to a fictional character – Sportacus, the hero of the TV kidshow “Lazytown”. The winners get a box of Jazz Apples – hmmm, wonder what recipes the chefs will put the apples in?

    Nigella has a cool recipe for apples. She calls them Baked Caramel Apples and they make excellent desserts, especially with the fudgy sauce. Mmm…a sinful and delightful treat indeed. Here’s what you need to make this delicious dessert:

    Ingredients:

    • 8 cooking apples
    • 125g unsalted butter
    • 150g light muscovado sugar
    • 250ml Calvados, brandy or apple juice
    • juice of 1 lemon
    • 125ml double cream

    Procedure:

    Preheat the oven at gas mark mark 4/180?C. Core the apples and, with a sharp knife, cut a line round as if circling the equator. Put them in a roasting tin. Press in butter and sugar, alternately, in the holes and press any excess on top. Put the Calvados, brandy or apple juice with the lemon juice into the tin. Put them into the oven and cook for about 50 minutes or until tender.

    Then take the tin out of the oven, remove apples to a plate or dish and pour the cooking juices and liquid into a saucepan. (I’ve left them to cool for about an hour and a half and they’ve still tasted perfect). When you want to eat pudding, nip back to the stove and put the saucepan on a high heat on the hob. Let bubble till reduced and thickened; it should be like a gooey sticky syrup. Stir in the cream and let bubble again for a few minutes; pour this fudgy sauce over the apples. Serve straight away, as they are: you don’t need to eat anything else alongside or dollopped on top.

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