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    Mulled apple compote

    by Brian Turner

    • Christmas
    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 20 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

    Serves: 8-10


    1 cinnamon stick
    2 cloves
    285ml dry cider
    55g butter
    10 hard red apples, such as Royal Gala, quartered and cored
    4 tbsp clear honey
    2 tbsp Calvados, or cider brandy


    1. Place the cinnamon stick and cloves in a pan with the cider. Bring to the boil, then remove from the heat and set aside. 

    2. In a clean pan, heat the butter then fry the apples until they start to brown. Add the honey, spiced cider and cider brandy and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the apples are soft but holding their shape.

    3. Remove the apples and set aside in a dish. Heat any remaining cooking liquid to reduce it to a good sauce consistency. Pour this over the apples and leave to cool. Remove the cinnamon stick and cloves before serving.

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    Try this with Brian's Sage-roasted turkey and Brioche bread pudding.


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