Weekend Wet Walking and Apples

Apple Tart with Rosehip Syrup

There are lots of apple trees here in the West Country because we make a lot of cider .. most are in orchards though and thus untouchable .Unless you go in for a touch of scrumping. Which being a well brough up young lady I would never consider…well maybe after a couple of pints of cider

Lonely Apple Tree

However this little apple tree was all on its own and so fair game to make a little tart

Come to me my presciousssss

Rosehip and Apple Tart

Roll out ready made puff pastry , with apple slices drizzled with rosehip syrup and baked at 220 deg C for 20 minutes

Rosehip Syrup

500 g of rosehips
200 g of sugar
1.5 litres of water.
Chop rosehips finely and put into 1 litre of boiling water. Bring back to the boil. Remove from heat and let infuse for 15mins. Finely strain the rosehips till the bulk of the liquid has been collected. Return the pulp to the saucepan with the remaining water. Re-boil and infuse again for 10mins and then strain again. Pour the juice into a clean saucepan and simmer until the right consistency and then add the sugar, boil for 5 mins and then bottle.

Also this weekend wild crab apples too they are a little sour but you can gather then

Crab Apple and Hawthorn Cheese

Crab Apple and Hawthorne Cheese

Chop Crab Apples , place in pan of water with approx half the same amount of hawthorn berries . Cover with boiling water and bring back to the boil simmer until the apple has mushed. Sieve into a a clean pan and bring back to the boil add a dash of cinamon , crushed cloves and a dash of nutmeg.

Add an equal volume granulated sugar to the volume of puree. Boil until it begun to thicken and set . Place in preserving jars Good with cheese pork game …..but also good with ice cream and apples made good cider too

Gathering Hawthorn and Crab Apples



  1. How do you like them apples?
    I am now also bloging, was Restless Native.
    My mother told me about Cornish cider chutney, I have had hot cider mustard, from the brewers of Snakecatcher, Burley,New Forest,Hampshire.
    Not many people know about my blog, all comments welcome.

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