Hawarden Estate Farm

Lifestyle | September 1, 2017


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I already announced it this week: Today I have 2 apple recipes for you. We prepared the meals right after our morning visit to the Hawarden Estate Farm (find the post here). We went for a sweet and hearty recipe that are very easy to make. autumn apple recipes


Sweet: Apple Crumble

ingredients apple crumble
1. Preheat the oven to 160˚C, gas mark 2
2. Toss all the apples with the cornflour until it’s mostly absorbed, then place in a saucepan with the sugar, lemon juice and 200ml water. Cook for 5 minutes, until softened but not mushy, then turn off the heat, stir in the pears and lemon zest and tip into a baking dish (about 1-1.5 litres in volume).
3. For the topping, mix the flour, spices and oats in a bowl, then rub in the butter to a crumbly mixture. Stir in the sugar, hazelnuts and a pinch of salt, then scatter over the fruit.
Bake for 50-60 minutes.
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Hearty: Pork Chops

pork chops with apples and onions
1. Season both sides of the pork chops with salt and black pepper. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a large heavy bottomed pan and heat over med-high heat. Add pork chops to pan, leaving an inch between the chops to ensure even cooking and browning.
2. Sear 3-5 minutes per side. Remove pork chops to a plate.
3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together chicken stock and mustard.
4. Add remaining olive oil to the pan, then add apples and onion. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme.
5. Pour in stock mixture and slide pork chops back into the pan.
6. Cook 2-3 minutes until pork chops are finished cooking and liquid has reduced by half.
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Have fun trying out these recipes and enjoy! Also don’t forget to head over to my YouTube channel for a new vlog. autumn apple recipes
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Ruth Mortimer

They look delicious recipes. I am a big fan of fruit crumble. I love the idea of using wholemeal flour for the crumble, so shall try that. I made a flan recently using wholemeal instead of white flour – well half and half actually – very nice. The addition of pears is a lovely idea too. I will try your recipe.


We loved the apple crumble especially the pears in it made it so nice. I can’t say anything about the wholemeal flour but the gluten free version works wonderfully.x


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