Cornish spiced apple compote

Try this gorgeous spiced twist on apple sauce to serve alongside your turkey at Christmas. It also works wonderfully with festive ham on Boxing Day

Serves 6
 Gluten Free  Dairy Free  Egg Free  Vegan  Vegetarian 


5 bramley apples, peeled and sliced
50g caster sugar
1 lemon, juiced
150ml apple cider
pinch of ground nutmeg
pinch of allspice
1 star anise
7 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
2 thyme sprigs, leaves picked


Cook the bramley apples, sugar, lemon juice, 100ml of the cider and all the spices in a pan over a medium heat, uncovered, for about 8-10 mins until soft. Remove the star anise.

Blend to a purée, then return to the pan. Add the Granny Smith apples and cook over a low heat for 1 hr until soft but still with a bit of a bite. Will keep chilled for three days. To serve, reheat if chilled and stir through the thyme and remaining cider.