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Using up fresh fruit

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  • Patchwork_Quilt
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    I thought of another one. A friend of mine had never heard of a baked apple but its a good idea for using up those eating apples that hang around while everyone is eating the more exciting stuff. I use eating apples because they hold their shape better than a Bramley.

    You will need an apple corer, but they are a good investment. It doesn't have to be fancy.

    I always cook these when the oven is on anyway so that I'm making the most of the heat.

    4 apples
    dried fruit - apricots are best or anything left over from one of those fruit&nut selections OR 8 teaspoons of sweet mincemeat

    Core the apples
    Score the skin around the fattest part of the apple
    Fit apples snugly into an ovenproof dish
    Fill now. Its easier than doing it on the worktop and everything falling out before they get to the dish.
    Pour boiling water half way up the apples.
    Bake for about 40 mins, depending on what you are already cooking.

    They will be burning hot when you take them out so you can stand them for a while.
    Serve with cream, Greek yoghurt or a tin of custard.

    A very economical pudding.
  • griffam
    griffam Posts: 140 Forumite
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    OK guys a quick Sunday morning challenge. Off on hols at 03.30hrs and don't want to waste the remnants of last weeks fruit bowl. CONTENTS include 5 apples, 6 pears and four manky satsumas. No problem with availability of usual stock cupboard ingredients so what should it be.
    They dont look like they will last til I get back next saturday. Any ideas.
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  • Buddingblonde
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    Eat the sats and chop and freeze the apples and pears - then when you come home you can add fruit juice and make a smoothy
  • griffam
    griffam Posts: 140 Forumite
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    Will they freeze with no other prep. Always thought you had to peel chop and stew etc.Thats fab if you dont as my kids are sick of me making them devour the odds and sods left over.
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  • sexymouse
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    You could stew the pears and apples and make a crumble which can be frozen either in it's seperate parts (ie the fruit and topping seperately) or as a complete dish. The satsumas could be made into this (just double the quantities).
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  • Penelope_Penguin
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    Hi there! I'll add this to the existing thread on using up fresah fruit. Enjoy your holiday :beer:

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  • Burlesque_Babe
    Burlesque_Babe Posts: 17,547 Forumite
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    I have 5 very ripe bananas, same number of ripe and getting a bit 'beyond it' sharon fruits and 2 cooking apples.

    Would a crumble of this mixture work? Or would it just be a bit bizarre?!:rotfl:

    I also have mincemeat and dates if that's any help!
    :D"Stay Wonky":D

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  • floyd
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    The bananas I would make bana bread as it keeps really well(at least a week in a tin). Apples and sharon fruit (also called persimmon) are quite often paired together so I don't see why it wouldn't work. I spotted a recipe on food gawker for apple and persimmon tart so give it a bash and report back :)
  • Burlesque_Babe
    Burlesque_Babe Posts: 17,547 Forumite
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    well , I've chucked apples, sharon fruit and dates in to stew at the moment.....I'm not keen on banana bread (I know, I'm weird!) so I've chopped them into huge pieces and might add them for 10 minutes........I can't find the mincemeat though which is doing my head in.....it's hidden itself somewhere.......
    :D"Stay Wonky":D

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  • floyd
    floyd Posts: 2,722 Forumite
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    I have been put off banana tart/pie type things for life after my friend attempted a Simon Rimmer banana tarte tatin. When she turned it out, lots of boiling hot water gushed onto the plate and the tarte looked like a slimy grey giants causeway :rotfl::rotfl:
    We were laughing so much we couldn't speak and just sandwiched some cookies together with clotted cream and presented them to everyone on a doiley with a curtsey while still dying laughing :D
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