Apple and Walnut Preserve recipe

Preparation Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Apples are cooked down gently in muscovado sugar and butter in this recipe until soft and caramelly, then mixed with walnuts. Delicious as a cake filling or just spread onto toast.


  • 450g dessert apples
  • 85g light muscovado sugar
  • 50g butter
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. brandy
  • 100g walnuts, chopped into small chunks


  1. Core the apples, then slice into wedges. Melt butter in a large frying pan, then add the apples, sugar, lemon zest and juice (and the lemon halves for extra flavour). Stir to combine, cover and cook over a low heat for 10-12 minutes.

  2. Remove the lid and turn the heat up high. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook until most of the liquid evaporates off, then stir in the brandy. Stir in the walnuts and then serve warm.

If you like, you can squash the apples down to make the preserve thicker in texture. Recipe serves 6.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
  • Published:

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