Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Apple Cheese Recipe

apple cheese

Mid-July, I picked apples from Sylvia's tree in Tufnell Park before leaving for a month long trip to France. I didn't want to come back to a house full of rats, attracted by rotting fruit, which has happened before. So I spent till 3 am (my flight was at 6 am) making apple 'cheese', similar to quince cheese or membrillo. My sister helped me prepare the apples, both sitting at the table while we watched Anne of Green Gables on Netflix -modern housewifery for singletons.
I left them to set by pouring the thick appley goo into vintage jelly moulds. This meant that I returned to decorative cheese board accompaniments. 

Apple Cheese

1 kilo of apples, cored
450g sugar
1tsp cinnamon, ground
1tsp nutmeg, ground
A pinch of clove, ground

Chop up the apples and cook them on a low heat until soft. Process the apples in a blender or Vitamix. I then added the sugar and the spices and returned the apple pulp to the pan. Cook on low, stirring frequently until the mixture is thick. 
Wash the jelly moulds in very hot water and pour in the spicy apple pulp. Cover with cheesecloth and leave to cool. 
My next project is to make a ruby garnet colour grape cheese in the same moulds.  
apple cheese in jelly moulds


  1. These look lovely. I'm a bit of a novice at preserving and wondered how long would they keep made like this, or would it be better to jar for long term storage.

    1. Thank you. I think they will definitely keep for up to a year. I made quince cheese about six years ago and have just used the last piece. Wrapped up in cling film in the fridge, they keep really well.

  2. Ooh, they look so pretty! The grape one should look gorgeous too.

  3. These apple cheese are really delicious! One question, I made it for Christmas, follow the recipe to the letter and unfortunately it didn't set. Do you leave it to set in the fridge? Also, what type of apples do you use? Thank you, Margot


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