It was 201 years ago that the first Bramley tree grew from pips in a garden in Southwell, UK, resulting in a £50 million business. It captured the imagination and taste buds of English households and can now be found as an ingredient in everything from pies and trifles to sausages, stuffing to cocktails and juices.
Although the Bramley is just over 200 years old, apples were first brought to the UK shores by the Romans.
‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ Bramley apples are a powerful source of antioxidants, including polyphenols, flavonoids, and vitamin C, as well as a good source of fibre, and potassium.
Here is one simple recipe using just four ingredients and based on one of my mother's delicious dessert. She used to make it with bananas, but Bramley apples works very well too. The contrasting of textures and the unique sourness of the Bramley apples make this recipe a winner.