Bramley sorbet with apple crisps.

Enjoy a delicious summer sorbet, perfect to follow spicy or hot food.

Ingredients:

2lb Bramley apples, peeled, cored and chopped

3 ½ oz caster sugar

½ lemon, juiced

3 tbsp of golden or glucose syrup

3oz caster sugar

2 further Bramley apples for apple crisps

 

Method:

Place peeled and cored apples in a pan with 50ml water. Sprinkle with sugar, then cover and cook over a low heat for about 10 minutes, until the apples start to collapse. Remove from the heat, allow to cool and then stir in the lemon juice and the glucose.

 

Transfer the mixture to a shallow, freezer-proof dish and freeze for 2 hours, or until ice crystals have formed around the edge. Stir well to break up the ice then return to the freezer until it’s firm, stirring occasionally. Alternatively, churn in an ice-cream machine for a smoother consistency.

 

While the sorbet is freezing, make the apple crisps. Preheat the oven to gas 100, fan 90. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Place the sugar pan with 50ml water and cook over a low heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Increase the heat and boil for 2-3 minutes. Cool.

 

Cut the apples into wafer-thin slices. Coast the slices in the syrup, then place on the lined tray. Bake for 1 hour. Remove and transfer to a wire rack. Place the rack on the tray and return to the oven for a further 1 hour. Allow to cool. Serve with the sorbet.

 

The crisps can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days.