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Serves 6 – 8 people

Ingredients:

  • 750 grammes bramley apples
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon granulated  sugar
  • 2500 grammes blueberries
  • 200 grammes butter
  • 200 grammes caster sugar
  • 200 grammes ground almonds
  • 3 eggs
  • 55 grammes flaked almonds

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180’c/gas 4.

Peel, core and cut the bramleyss into chunks. Place in a pan with the water and granulated sugar and cook gently until collapsed (the apples, not you!).

Cream the butter, and caster sugar with a spoon until light and fluffy. Add the ground almonds, then the eggs one at a time, mixing well before adding the next one. Place the cooked apples in a grease, overn-proof baking dish and scatter the blueberries over the top of the apples.

Sppon the almond butter mixture on top, sprinkle with flaked almonds and bake for 40 minutes, until the top is golden.

Serve with vanilla ice cream, and dust with icing sugar.

Raspberries or blackberries can be used as an alternative to blueberries.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 pork chops
  • 4 teasppon wholegrain mustard
  • 225 grammes bramley apples
  • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
  • 100 grammes cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh sage or
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage
  • salt and pepper

Method:

Preheat the grill to high. Season the chops on both sides with salk and pepper, place under the grill.

Cook for 15 minutes, turning once, until browned and cooked through.

Peel, core and slice the apples.

Spread 1 teaspoon of mustard on each chop and heap the apples on top.

Sprinkle the sugar over the apples, followed by the sage and cheese.

Return to the grill for 4 minutes, until the topping is brown.

Serve with creamy mashed potato.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 6 cups cranberry juice
  • 8 cups dry/medium farmhouse cider
  • Light rum, brandy, or bourbon (optional, but nice)

Method:

Put the sugar, cinnamon sticks, and cloves in the basket of a coffee percolator. Put the juices in the bottom of the percolator. Let the mixture perk as if making coffee. Serve with cinnamon stick stirrers, if desired, and with a little rum, brandy, or bourbon as well.

Cook Time:

10 minutes, gives 18 servings

Mulled cider, like mulled wine, has become a winter tradition in many peoples lives.

This warm, comforting drink is easy to prepare and is best shared with friends either indoors or outdoors round an open fire.

Ingredients:

  • 4 pints of still, dry farmhouse cider
  • 3 apples – washed, cored and sliced
  • 2 oranges, washed and sliced
  • 8 whole cloves
  • Juice and zest of 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 6 tbsp light soft brown sugar
  • 2 cinnamon quills snapped in half

Method:

  • Put all the ingredients into a pan, cover and heat gently for a minimum of 1 hour
  • Do not boil
  • Gather friends, and serve
  • For an extra kick why not add a splash of calvados