I love the Autumn when fruit fills the trees. However, as the fruit just keeps on growing I do feel under a bit of pressure.
Once I’ve served a few rounds of ‘apple mush’ (stewed apple) with custard, a couple of apple pies and a number of crumbles, the children swiftly go ‘anti-apple’. Yesterday my five year old said, “I only eat apples from Waitrose. I don’t like ones from trees.” He feels more content with them nestled in plastic, branded bags and I’m almost beginning to agree with him.
I decided to ask some of our Country Child Facebook followers for their favourite child-friendly apple recipes. Here is one that I put to the test with my children and they loved it.
Swedish Apple Charlotte (from The Apple Book by Jane Simpson and Gill MacLennan)
This pudding is delicious and very simple. Best eaten cold at room temperature rather than straight from the fridge
- 50g butter
- 100g fresh white breadcrumbs (but I used brown)
- 50g demerara sugar (add some vanilla sugar if you have some)
- 300ml apple puree (made from 450g of sweet eating apples)
Melt the butter in a frying pan and fry the breadcrumbs until golden.
Mix in the sugar
Spread half the breadcrumb mix in a small dish, pour in the apple puree and top with remaining breadcrumbs.
Serve with fresh cream or custard
Try it and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear your recipes using pears, apples, blackberries or whatever other fruit is growing on your trees.