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Apples, pumpkins and ghostly nights….Halloween is here. Serve this fantastically tasty and easy apple dessert after trick and treating is done, to top off a special meal. This one is truly quick, simple and nourishing. Actually it’s a great dessert for any occasion…. Divali included!


6 medium size cooking apples. (good to have a sour variety)

4 Tablespoons dates, pitted and chopped

3 Tablespoons seedless raisins

Juice of 1 orange

Juice of 1 lemons/limes. Use 2 limes if small in size.

6 level Tablespoons brown sugar

Cream for serving.


Pre heat oven to 350 F or 175 C

Wash apples, peel and core each one. If you are not using a corer, gently core with a knife to form and hollow and remove center.

Place in an ovenproof dish.

Sprinkle with lemon/lime juice.

Mix orange juice with the chopped dates and raisins.

Spoon the mixture into each apple hollow. Stuff it in as tightly as possible to get as much of it inside as possible. Add a few more dates and raisins if required.

Sprinkle liberally with brown sugar. Use a little more if required.

Bake for 40 minutes or until soft.

Serve hot with cream or ice cream.

Simply delicious!!!


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Everyone will love this easy-to-make dessert. The recipe is just right for two hungry kids who will take an extra helping. Double it to serve the rest of the family or refrigerate for use the following day

marshmallow delight


  • 1/2 bag (5 ounces) marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups cut fruit—any berries of your choices (fresh or frozen and thawed to room temperature), or peeled orange segments, diced, canned pineapple, fresh peaches, cut into bite size bits—just use your favorite fruit.
  • 3/4 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 3 Tablespoons melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Melt butter and stir in the crushed cornflakes
  3. Press butter and cornflake mixture onto the base of a 9” round oven proof pie dish.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Set aside to cool.
  6. While crust is in the oven, combine marshmallows and milk in a saucepan.
  7. Heat till marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.
  8. Let is cool
  9. Whip cream till stiff peaks form.
  10. Fold in cream and cut fruit into mixture.
  11. Spoon mixture over cornflake crust, and refrigerate to chill and set.
  12. Serve when set.

Dairy Free Variation

Dairy Free Marsmallow Delight


  • 1/2 bag marshmallow (5 ounces)
  • 1 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cup cut fruit
  • 3/4 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil (or any oil which does not have an intrusive flavor)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Stir oil into crushed cornflakes and press mixture onto base of oven proof 9”” pie dish.
  3. Bake 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine marshmallow and coconut milk in saucepan, and place over medium heat.
  5. Stir till marshmallow are melted and mixture is smooth.
  6. Cool and fold in cut / peeled fruit, saving some for garnish
  7. Spoon mixture over cooled cornflake crust and chill to set.


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