Fragrant roasted apples with coriander

This is a simple dish to celebrate what’s in season at this time of the year. Coriander is a less obvious choice to use in this dish, but its warming and citrusy qualities pair up well with sharp and fruity apples. You can have it as a dessert, or even as a breakfast.

4 apples (cooking or eating)

1 tsp whole or ground coriander seeds

1/2 tsp whole or ground fennel seeds

2 tbsp hazelnuts, roughly chopped

1-2 tbsp honey, or other sweetener (adjust the amount depending on the sweetness of apples)

1-2 tbsp butter (coconut oil)

If you are using whole coriander and fennel seeds dry – toast them for a few minutes in a pan, till you can sense their aromas in the air. Let them cool and then ground them in a spice grinder or with a pestle and mortar.

Cut out the core of the apples and remove the seeds. Melt honey and butter (or coconut oil) in a pot. Mix spices and nuts in a separate bowl.

Place apples in the roasting tin. Fill tthem with the mixture, then pour over butter and honey. Cook it in the oven at 180C for around 40 mins or until apples are soft. As you roast them, you will notice your kitchen fill up with this incredible fruity fragrance.

It’s great served with a spoonful of yoghurt or cream and extra honey drizzled on top.

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