IN SEASON SEPTEMBER…APPLES
A true British staple – sweet, versatile & full of nutrition, apples are ripe for picking in September.
In the UK there are over 2,000 varieties of apple, all with their own unique characteristics – different colours, shapes, textures & tastes. With heritage varieties seeing a renaissance in cider-making in recent years. Our very own suppliers Wrenbury Cider have recently launched a limited-edition ‘Dappled Apple Cider’ using the traditional Kingston Black variety.
We’ve all heard the old saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ & with apples being packed with Vitamins A & C supporting immunity, as well as dietary fibre & antioxidants, you could call apples the classic superfood. There are so many ways to enjoy apples as part of your daily diet, sweet, savoury & the perfect snack on the go.
In our farm shop here at Cheerbrook we have lots of delicious apple-based products. Here are a few of our favourites:
Ollies Orchard Apple Juices – Hand pressed, single variety apple juices, produced on Eddisbury Fruit Farm in Tarporley.
Berry Fresh Bakery Classic Apple Chutney – Produced in Malpas, Cheshire,
Pork & Apple Sausages – Lovingly prepared by our skilled butchers, our infamous Cheerbrook pork sausage with the addition of tangy apple.
Apple Pies – Fresh from our bakery here at Cheerbrook, crisp shortcrust pastry with a sweet apple filling.
Fresh apples delivered daily – Red Delicious, Pink Lady & Bramley, we have ever changing varieties of apples delivered fresh each day by Whittinghams & Son.
Recipe Idea… Belgian Waffles with Spiced Apples
An indulgent brunch or comforting pudding – toasted Belgian waffles topped with cinnamon spiced seasonal apples & a scoop of creamy Snugburys Crème Brulee ice cream.
2 Field Fare Belgian waffles (available in our frozen range)
2 Crisp eating apples (Red Delicious or Pink Lady work well)
Knob of Cheshire butter
1tsp Ground cinnamon
1tbsp Light brown muscovado sugar
Two scoops of Snugbury’s Crème Brulee ice cream – a touch of indulgence!
Melt the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat. Meanwhile, peel, core & slice the apples.
Add the apples to the pan along with the light brown sugar & cinnamon, stir together to coat the apples.
Sautee over a low/medium heat for 10 – 15 minutes until the apples are caramelised.
Toast the Belgian waffles until crisp. Top with the caramelised apples & a scoop of Snugbury’s Crème Brulee ice cream. Enjoy!