This was a bit of an experiment that went pretty well! It’s almost like an apple pie without the pastry! The sauce is beautifully sweet and it definitely didn’t feel like it was missing anything!
75g unsalted butter
100ml maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla essence
Juice of half a lemon
1 tablespoon of mixed spice
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 large cooking apple
3 sweet red apples (I’m using coxs)
In a small pan put the butter and maple syrup
Add the vanilla essence,
Mixed spice and cinnamon,
And lemon juice. Gently heat and stir until it’s all combined
Peel the cooking apple but leave the skin on your sweet apples. Core them and slice as thinly as you can.
Grease a small oven proof dish
Start to layer the apples- a full layer of sweet followed by a rough layer of baking apple
Pour over around a quarter of the butter mixture then repeat the apples, butter, apples, butter, apples and butter!
Finally spoon some ground almonds over the top
Until it’s covered!
Cover the dish with tin foil and pop into a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 30mins. Uncover it around 5-10mins from the end to brown the ground almonds slightly.