Red Wine Poached Apples stuffed with Blue Cheese

Red Wine Poached Apples stuffed with Blue Cheese

Ballyknocken letter B

 

Another much requested recipe from the series is my Red Wine Poached Apples stuffed with Blue Cheese – it is great for a WOW factor and tastes utterly delicious.  Let me know how you get on.

 

This recipe serves four

For the apples

  • 300ml red wine
  • 200ml water
  • 100ml Marsala
  • 60g sugar
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 4 pink lady apples, peeled and halved
  • 100g blue cheese
  • 75ml crème fraiche
  • 1 lemon, zest only
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • Frisee salad
  • Toasted chopped hazelnuts, to garnish
  • Chives, to garnish
  • Extra virgin olive oil, to finish

To poach the apples, combine the wine, water, Marsala, sugar, honey, lemon zest and juice with the rosemary in a saucepan over moderate heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved and it becomes slightly syrupy. Add the apples and poach for about 15 minutes or until just softened, turning occasionally.  Remove the apples from the syrup and carefully remove the core.  Bring the poaching liquid to a simmer and reduce until it is slightly syrupy. Allow to cool.

To make the filling, mix together the blue cheese, crème fraiche, lemon zest, juice and chives. 

To assemble, place the frisee on a platter, place the apple halves on top. Pipe or spoon the blue cheese mixture onto each apple half. Drizzle the poaching syrup and extra virgin olive oil over the salad leaves.  Garnish with chives and the chopped hazelnuts.

#BestChristmasFoodEver

Learn more

Related Recipes

Catherine’s Easter Bundt Cake

Catherine’s Easter Bundt Cake

It’s an Easter Eggstravaganza…. inspired by Siúcra Ireland! Serves 10 to 12 Ingredients 3 tbsp melted butter, for brushing the tin 2 tbsp cocoa powder, for the tin 300g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 60g cocoa powder 160g dark chocolate,...

Chocolate Carrot Cake Traybake – Easter

Chocolate Carrot Cake Traybake – Easter

Chocolate Carrot Cake Traybake Serves 14   4 eggs 170g light golden caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 100ml oil 350g plain flour 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground ginger 3 tbsp raisins, soaked in the juice of ½ an orange 200g grated carrots...

For recipes & news Join us here

Mailjet

Name(Required)
Name(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
ballyknocken logo white transparent

Where To Find Us

Ballyknocken Cookery School, House & Farm
Glenealy, Ashford, Co Wicklow,
A67 X720, Ireland
Google Map