Caramelised apples served with mascarpone
1 kg of apples, I use golden delicious, go for apples that will keep their shapes, coxes are good for this too. Cut the apples into quarters, skin on.
100 g unsalted butter
200 g of sugar (granulated or caster)
Mascaporne to serve it with
Water to cover the sugar
You will need to use a heavy base pan for this recipe
In a pan, add your sugar and lightly cover it with water, just enough water to absorb the sugar in your pan. Let it come to the boil and slowly turn into a caramel (it will take about 10 minutes to do so). When your caramel has turned into a nice brown colour add your butter and mix. Then add your apples and mix until all your apples are covered with the caramel. Turn the heat down and let your apples simmer in the caramel for a good 30 to 40 minutes, or until all your apples are soft and caramelised (do give them a stir every now and then). Serve warm with a good dollop of mascarpone, vanilla ice cream and clotted cream work well too. These apples will keep for a week in the fridge, you can also freeze them. I also use them in cakes and frangipane tarts.