Monday, 2 October 2017

Apples & Plums - 4 Recipes

Have a glut of Apples and Plums? Try one (or all) of these tried and tested recipes. www.goodfoodshared.blogspot.com
So you have a glut of home grown fruit, you've added them to crumbles, pies and passed them out to any willing neighbour or stranger who'll take them! But alas the boughs are still weighed down with ripe fruit and you need some inspiration! 
Where here are four recipes that might help use up those last few kilos. 


Have a glut of Apples and Plums? Try one (or all) of these tried and tested recipes. www.goodfoodshared.blogspot.com

This recipe is extremely handy to have, as chutney goes this one is a keeper, usually chutneys have to mature in a dark cupboard for 4-6 weeks but this one can be eaten straight away. The recipe calls for 1kg of bramley apples and 500g of blackberries which grow freely along the hedgerows -it has a sweet and tart taste.

To serve this chutney is especially nice with cheese, cold cuts of ham and sandwiches - you choose! This recipe belongs to the very talented Lorraine Pascale, Apple, Blackberry and Cinnamon Chutney.

Have a glut of Apples and Plums? Try one (or all) of these tried and tested recipes. www.goodfoodshared.blogspot.com

This recipe was my saving grace recently as I had both a windfall of apples and a couple of kilos of damson plums on my kitchen counter, I wanted a recipe that would use both in fairly large quantities.

I went looking for a recipe that would use both and the talented FabFood4All had this recipe for Apple and Plum Jam.  It is a very simple recipe and uses two kilos of fruit for each batch, I made two batches!


Have a glut of Apples and Plums? Try one (or all) of these tried and tested recipes. www.goodfoodshared.blogspot.com

Apple what now?... Yes a couple of years ago I wondered the same thing, did it actually have butter in it? How was it made and what would I eat it with?

So what exactly is it? Well a fruit butter is usually a stoned fruit, cooked at a low temperature for a prolonged period of time until the natural sweetness of the fruit come to the fore and it becomes a smooth buttery fruit puree. 
This is also a low sugar fruit spread which makes it the healthy choice as a spread on wholemeal bread or wheatmeal scones, this Spiced Apple Butter uses a kilo of apples so it will go some way to reduce the abundance.

Have a glut of Apples and Plums? Try one (or all) of these tried and tested recipes. www.goodfoodshared.blogspot.com

This is a similar recipe to the apple butter only this time it uses damson plums, I have tried it with other shop bought plums but they had a slightly bitter taste and it needed more sugar to sweeten the batch. Damson Plum Butter
requires two kilos per batch and some time but it is worth it!

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