Fruit

  • Blackberry jam

    Ingredients (Makes 6 jars) 1kg/2¼lb blackberries, fresh or frozen (defrosted if frozen) 1kg/2¼lb cooking apples, quartered, cored and peeled 300ml/½pt water 1.5kg/3lb 2oz granulated sugar Juice of 1 lemon Small...

  • Alsace tart

    Ingredients (Serves 6) 400g/14oz shortcrust pastry 500g/1lb 2oz fresh apricots, washed, halved and the stones removed. Alternatively use apples, peeled, cored and sliced 50g/2oz plain flour 2 eggs 100g/4oz caster...

  • Ingredient of the week: blood orange

    Smaller than your usual orange, the blood orange does not lack in taste what it lacks in size. Its deep crimson, almost sanguine colour is caused by the presence of...

  • Raspberry smash cheesecake

    Ingredients (Serves 8-12) For the base 180g digestive biscuits 70g butter, melted For the cream cheese filling 300g philadelphia 200g double cream 50g sugar 250g raspberries Method Smash the digestive...

  • Ingredient of the week: blackberries

    These beautiful black baubles are a forager's favourite - indeed, anyone with an afternoon going spare and a park nearby can head off with a tupperware box and collect a...

  • Florida smoothie

    Ingredients (Serves 2) 1 Florida Grapefruit 1 banana 100ml/4fl oz Greek-style yoghurt 1-2 tbsp runny honey Mint sprigs, to decorate MethodCut the grapefruit in half, then cut a slice about...

  • All in one fruit salad

    Ingredients (Serves 2) 1 Florida Grapefruit 1 orange 100ml/4fl oz Greek-style yoghurt 2 tbsp runny honey 40g/1½oz granola with dried fruit Mint sprigs, to decorate MethodRemove the skin and pith...

  • Mad for mangoes

    It's a fruity week this week as the mango gets its turn in the spotlight.A veritable gem of a fruit, the varieties are worth seeking out.You’ll easily find the standard...

  • Getting the kids to eat more fruit

    Fresh fruit offers one of the most delicious and refreshing forms of sweetness to be found, loaded with vitamins, fibre and natural raw sugars. Sadly though, given the choice, all...

  • Panna cotta with strawberry compote

    Ingredients (makes 10) 3 gelatine leaves 1 vanilla pod 1ltr/1¾ pt double cream 135g/4¾oz caster sugar For the compote 250g/9oz strawberries, rinsed and hulled 100g/4oz caster sugar MethodPut the gelatine...
  • Cinnamon bagels with fruit & oat compote

    Ingredients (Serves 2) 1 ripe pear, cored and diced 250g rhubarb, sliced 100g blackberries 25g caster sugar 2 tbsp oats 2 cinnamon and raisin bagels MethodPlace all the fruit and...
  • Apple tarte tatin

    Ingredients (Serves 4-6) 150g/5oz plain flour 125g/4½ oz caster sugar 150g/5oz butter 2 egg yolks Juice of 1 lemon 4-6 eating apples, peeled, cored and halved 1 x 2ltr tub...
  • Cinnamon blueberry cake

    Ingredients (Serves 8) 175g/6oz unsalted butter, softened 175g/6oz caster sugar 4 large eggs, lightly beaten Pinch ground cinnamon 175g/6oz self-raising flour, sifted 2 tsp baking powder Pinch salt 225g/8oz blueberries...
  • Raspberry and blueberry champagne jellies

    Ingredients (Serves 6) 5 leaves gelatine 100ml/4fl oz elderflower cordial 500ml/18fl oz champagne or sparkling wine 75g/3oz raspberries 75g/3oz blueberriesMethodCut the gelatine into small pieces using scissors and soak in...
  • Ingredient of the week: the humble plum

    Describing the flavour of a ripe plum is a very tricky thing as they vary so hugely depending on their variety, colour and origin. You’ll eat purple ones - the...
  • Luscious Lollies

    INGREDIENTS 200g/7oz Carnation Condensed Milk Light 275g/10oz fresh fruit such as strawberries, rinsed and hulled 100ml/4fl oz fruit juice – a red coloured juice such as cranberry or grape works...
  • Smoothie Rockets

    INGREDIENTSRed fruit layer 100g/4oz Carnation Condensed Milk Light 150g/5oz fresh or frozen summer fruits 3 tbsp cranberry juice Yellow fruit layer 100g/4oz Carnation Condensed Milk Light 150g/5oz frozen or fresh...

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