Monday, 14 November 2011

Chocolate Apple Betty (Nigel Slater's)

I had this recipe at my sisters BBQ on Saturday night... it was the most heavenly dessert ever!!!!!  I think I found the right recipe online anyway, its from Nigel Slater's Real Food book, which I bought my sister for her Birthday, think I better invest in a  copy for myself :)

Chocolate Apple Betty
Serves 4, with cream or vanilla ice-cream

  • 1kg Bramley apples, peeled and cored
  • 30g butter For the crumb layer:
  • 125g soft white breadcrumbs
  • 100g light soft brown sugar
  • 100g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 75g butter, melted
  • 3 heaped tablespoons 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 190°C/Gas 5 for thirty-five minutes, till the apple is soft and the crumbs are golden and crisp.


  1. It is.. my sister made two bowls full... I'm going up there tonight with a dish as I hear there's still some left :D