Baked Apples with Cinnamon Sauce
For the sauce: Combine cornstarch with a little cold milk and cinnamon. Combine remaining milk with sugar and vanilla sugar, bring to a boil. Add cornstarch mixture and whisk well, bring to a boil again. Remove sauce from the heat and cool, stirring occasionally.
For the apples: Rinse apples and cut off lids. Core with a melon baller and scoop out pulp slightly. Rinse lemon, pat dry and grate zest. Combine almonds, cane sugar and lemon zest and and stuff apples with the mixture.
Butter an ovenproof dish arrange apples in it, replate apple lids. Add orange juice to the pan and sprinkle apples with butter flakes. Bake in preheated oven at 200°C (gas mark 3-4, fan: 180°C) (approximately 400°F) for about 20 minutes.
Arrange baked apples with cinnamon sauce on plates. Garnish with lemon balm and serve.