Reasons to love winter. Baked apples.

One of my favourite winter treats: baked apples.

Core apples, butter an ovenproof form or pan. Fill apple core with raisins, walnuts, brown sugar and a dab of butter. A splash of maple syrup, perhaps some rum.

Bake at 400 degrees until it looks like the picture above, about 20-30 minutes. If at all possible, eat by a fire with the snow falling outside.