- Preheat the oven to 190°C. Core the apple to make a neat hole that’s 2m x 5cm in diameter. Slice off the base of the apple so it can stand upright.
- Mix together the sugar, nuts, cinnamon, nutmeg and raisins. Pack into the cavity of the apple. Place in a snug-fitting baking dish and pour around the apple juice. Top the apple with the butter. Cover with foil and bake for 8 minutes. Remove foil and continue cooking the apple until soft, basting every 6 to 7 minutes or so; this takes around 40 to 45 minutes.
In a hurry?
For a quicker dish, cut the apples in half and core, then cook in their skins for 25 minutes.