Monday, 3 October 2016

Nigel Slater's Chocolate Apple Betty

When your mum has abundant apples on her tree it's a shame not to use them up. I used to make this recipe a lot years ago and the other evening with little time to make a pudding for a dinner party, and a bag full of apples, this was just perfect. Apples, dark chocolate, crunchy syrupy breadcrumbs, just a wonderful combination. It's a really easy and lovely Autumn pudding. The recipe is from Nigel Slater's 'Real Food'.

Serves 4-6
1kg Bramley apples, peeled and cored
30g butter
125g soft white breadcrumbs
100g light soft brown sugar
100g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
75g butter, melted
3 heaped tbsp golden syrup

Cut the apples into large chunks, put them in a pan and toss with the butter and a couple of tablespoons of water over a moderate heat. When the apples start to soften but are still keeping their shape, tip them into a 1.5 litre baking dish.
Mix the crumbs, sugar and chocolate and cover the apples loosely with the mixture. Melt the butter with the golden syrup in a small saucepan, then pour it over the crumbs, making certain to soak them all. Bake in an oven preheated to 190ÂșC for 35 mins, till the apple is soft and the crumbs are golden and crisp.


  1. Hi Sally - suddenly realised I'd not looked at your blog for ages! Great that you're still doing it. Thank you. Looking forward to trying this apple recipe as we have a glut this year (again!). X Sarah E

  2. Thanks for looking again Sarah, I'm still going, just not as often these days. This recipe is great to use up your apples, I'm sure you'll make it more than once xx