Sticky apple cups

These simple dessert cups are made in the microwave and are brilliant to use up leftover dates and prunes

  • Ready in 20 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 150
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 37g
  • sugars 7.6g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 2g
  • salt 0.03g


  • 2 medium Bramley apples, about 200g each
  • 85g dried dates, roughly chopped
  • 85g ready-to-eat prunes, roughly chopped or raisins
  • 2 tbsp light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 small orange, zest and juice
  • 0% Greek yogurt or fromage frais, to serve


Give it a twist
A few chopped toffees or small pieces of marzipan are great in the filling. Once cooked, sprinkle over crunchy oat cereal. Serve the hot apples with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


  1. Halve each apple through the circumference and dig out the core with a dessert spoon from both halves, leaving bowl-shaped hollows behind.

  2. Mix together all the remaining ingredients except for the orange juice and fill the apples with the mixture. Fit them into a microwaveable dish and pour the orange juice on top. Cover and cook on Medium (500w) for 5-7 mins until soft. Cool for a few mins before serving with the yogurt or fromage frais.

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