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Apple Purée

Served hot, warm, or cold, this is the simplest of desserts.

Good with ice cream, cream, or evaporated milk instead of the Greek yogurt.

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Prepare Ahead

Make the purée up to 3 days in advance and refrigerate until ready to serve.


  1. 1

    Peel, core, and thinly slice the cooking apples and place the slices in a saucepan; toss with the lemon juice, to avoid browning.

  2. 2

    Add the apple juice and sugar, and place the pan over a medium heat. Bring slowly to the boil, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 35–40 minutes, or until the apples are reduced to a pulp, stirring occasionally and breaking up with a wooden spoon.

  3. 3

    Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly, then press through a sieve to make a purée.

  4. 4

    Divide most of the purée between 4 individual glasses, and, if desired, top with Greek yogurt and decorate with the apple slices.


  • 1.2 kg cooking apples
  • 1 tbsp lemon, juice
  • 100ml apple juice
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 6 tbsp Greek yoghurt, to serve (optional)
  • 1 red dessert apple , sliced, tossed in lemon juice, to serve (optional)

Serves 4

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Recipe published with permission from © Dorling Kindersley Limited. The Cooking Book 2008


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