Finer flavours WITH WINE
WOMAN'S WEEKLY|May 05, 2020
Not just for drinking, wine’s great for enhancing the taste of food

CHARDONNAY POACHED APPLES WITH CRUNCHY GRANOLA

Choosing an oaked Chardonnay intensifies this dessert’s buttery notes.

SERVES 4

For the crunchy granola:

✣ 45g (1½oz) butter

✣ 30g (1oz) flour

✣ 45g (1½oz) oats

✣ 30g (1oz) flaked almonds

✣ 30g (1oz) demerara sugar

For the poached apples:

✣ 250ml (8floz) oaked Chardonnay

✣ 1 cinnamon stick

✣ 4 apples, we used Jazz, peeled, cored and halved

✣ Cream or ice cream, to serve

1 Heat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. For the granola, rub the butter and flour together in a bowl, using your fingertips, until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in the rest of the granola ingredients and spread over a lined baking tray. Bake in the oven for 15 mins or until golden and crunchy. Set aside to cool.

2 For the poached apples, pour the wine into a saucepan and add the cinnamon. Bring to a gentle simmer, then add the apples. Gently simmer for 15-20 mins, until soft.

3 Serve the apples while warm with the crunchy granola and spoon over 1tbsp of the remaining wine on each portion. Serve with cream or ice cream.

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