Cinnamon Basil- Baked Apples

1 cup water 1/2-1 cup honey, to taste 8 sprigs cinnamon basil 4 large baking apples

Preheat oven to 180C. Combine water, honey and 4 sprigs \of the basil. Bring to the boil and simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, core the apples and place in a baking dish. Remove syrup from heat, strain out the basil and fill the cavities of the apples with some of it. Reserve remaining syrup. Bake apples for 30-45 minutes or until desired tenderness is reached, basting occasionally with the reserved syrup. Serve warm with a sprig of cinnamon basil as garnish