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Spiced apple polenta bites

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These polenta bites are an ideal sweet treat for buffets and party snacking.
Serves
25
Prep
25 minutes
Cook
16-20 minutes
Each 40g serving contains (excludes serving suggestion)
KCal
40
Carbs
4.00g
Fibre
0.40g
Protein
0.40g
Fat
2.40g
Saturates
0.20g
Sugars
2.80g
Salt
0.10g
Ingredients
Ingredients
300ml boiling water
20g sugar
8 stevia tablets
1 heaped tsp ground ginger
1 heaped tsp ground cinnamon
half level tsp ground cloves
40g raisins
15g candied peel
100g instant polenta
1 unpeeled apple, cored and grated
1 egg, beaten
50ml rapeseed oil
half tsp baking powder
mini paper/foil baking cases
3 glacé cherries, 6 blanched almonds and 1 tsp pine nuts, to garnish
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4.
  2. Add the water to a pan, along with the sugar, stevia, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, raisins and candied peel. Stir and bring to boiling point, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Gradually stir in the polenta and keep stirring for 4–5 minutes until it has thickened, then remove from the heat.
  4. In a bowl, mix the apple, egg, oil and baking powder together, then vigorously stir into the polenta.
  5. Spoon into 25 cases and arrange on a baking sheet. Top each with either half a glacé cherry, an almond or a few pine nuts.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 16–20 minutes until lightly browned on top.
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