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All about apples

All about apples

Apples

We associate fruits with summer months but did you know that the apple will actually be at its best as we move into the cooler month of September. Make the most of apples this autumn and try out our adventurous apple and peanut butter recipe instead of a traditional apple pie.

What you’ll need;

8 table spoons of peanut butter
3 table spoons of melted butter
4 table spoons of digestive or ginger biscuits
65g icing sugar
4 medium apples, washed and thoroughly dried
225g caster sugar
140ml cream
50g butter
100g dark chocolate chips
100g white chocolate chips
100g butterscotch pieces
Chopped peanuts
Crushed honeycomb
Flavourless oil

What you’ll need to do;

1 Prep the biscuits by crushing them, this could be done by placing them in a sealable clear bag and then bashing them with a rolling pin. Mix the crushed biscuits with the peanut butter, butter and icing sugar until smooth. Set aside.

2 Core each apple then divide the peanut butter mixture evenly between the apples, filling or stuffing each hole using a spoon or piping bag. Level off the excess peanut butter mixture at the ends.

3 Turn each apple on its side and insert a skewer into the middle of the side of each of the apples, through the peanut-butter-filled hole, and halfway through the next side.

4 Line a baking sheet with parchment and lightly oil. Put the caster sugar in a pan with 100ml water and cook over a medium heat until the sugar dissolves and becomes a dark golden colour. Stir in the cream, a little at a time, then add the butter and mix until smooth. Dip the apples into the caramel one at a time, spooning it over to coat. Place the apples on greaseproof paper, skewer straight up. Chill for about 1 hour, until set.

5 Place chocolate chips and butterscotch pieces into three separate microwave-safe bowls. Heat one at a time on high heat for 60-90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted. Fill three freezer bags with each, pressing to one corner. Cut a very small hole in the corner of each bag and pipe stripes up and down the apples. Sprinkle the apples with the chopped peanuts and/or honeycomb. Chill to set.

You can organise a cooking lesson with one of our chefs based on produce that’s coming into season so that you can be prepared for the coming months. To arrange your bespoke lesson contact us today.

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