Apple 3 ways

Lydia Cananagh

Lydia Cananagh from Petham Primary School in Canterbury 2018 finalist

Apple orchards surround our house. My Nan is a great cook and I often cook with her. My Nan used to help picking apples when she was younger. When you think of Kent you think of apples. This dish is healthy, uses local ingredients, is easy to make and is not expensive.


Bring a pan of water to simmering point. Place in a peeled apple. Take apple from pan when it has softened. Push blackberries and icing sugar through a sieve and pour and pour over poached apple.
Then peel and chop 1 apple, and place in ramekin dish, sprinkle with a little sugar and cinnamon. Rub butter and flour together until looks like bread crumbs and then add the sugar. Pour on top of apple mixture and bake in oven at 180 for 15 minutes.
Liquidise apple, blackberries and cream together. Serve.


For the crumble
2 Apples
200g flour
100g salted butter
100g brown sugar
Pinch of cinnamon
For the poached apple with blackberry coulis
2 apples
100g blackberries
Icing sugar
For the apple and blackberry syllabub
2 apples
100g blackberries
100ml double cream