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Apple & Blackberry Frangipane

Serves

10-12

Prep

10 mins

Cooking

25 mins

Frangipane is just about my favourite cake. The rich almond sponge has all the flavour and moistness that a flour-based sponge lacks and it’s a good carrier for tart, seasonal fruits. At my restaurant, Poco, we put a different frangipane on the menu each season – from quince to rhubarb – using up whatever fruit is in abundance or in our own fridges, waiting to be used up. Cooked in a Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick 35cm Roaster, it caramelises nicely on the bottom.

Apple & Blackberry Frangipane

Ingredients

  • 2 apples (about 400g), core removed, cut into thin wedges
  • 300g blackberries or other fruit   
  • 400g butter, slightly softened 
  • 400g caster sugar 
  • 400g ground almonds
  • 4 large free-range eggs 
  • 12 amaretti biscuits (optional)  
  • Live yoghurt to serve 

Method

  • Preheat oven 180˚C/ Gas Mark 4
  • To make the frangipane, cream the butter and sugar together then mix in the ground almonds and egg and beat until smooth. Spread the frangipane mixture evenly in the roaster.  
  • Place the apple wedges in three rows on top of the frangipane and scatter the blackberries evenly across the surface. Bake in a hot oven for 30 minutes or until the frangipane has risen and is golden. If using, serve with crushed amaretti biscuits sprinkled over the top and a blob of yoghurt on the side. 

Cook's notes

  • Frangipane is delicious made with any seasonal fruit, so replace the apples and blackberries as you like. It’s a great way to use any over-ripe fruit left in your fruit bowl.  
  • Frangipane keeps very well in a tub outside or inside the fridge for up to five days and makes the most wonderful breakfast!  
  • Live yoghurt contains good bacteria, which are great for gut health. It’s delicious used as an alternative to cream on desserts. 

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HOME / RECIPES / APPLE & BLACKBERRY FRANGIPANE

Apple & Blackberry Frangipane

Prep: 10 mins  Cooking: 25 mins

Serves 10-12

Frangipane is just about my favourite cake. The rich almond sponge has all the flavour and moistness that a flour-based sponge lacks and it’s a good carrier for tart, seasonal fruits. At my restaurant, Poco, we put a different frangipane on the menu each season – from quince to rhubarb – using up whatever fruit is in abundance or in our own fridges, waiting to be used up. Cooked in a Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick 35cm Roaster, it caramelises nicely on the bottom.

Apple & Blackberry Frangipane

Ingredients

  • 2 apples (about 400g), core removed, cut into thin wedges
  • 300g blackberries or other fruit   
  • 400g butter, slightly softened 
  • 400g caster sugar 
  • 400g ground almonds
  • 4 large free-range eggs 
  • 12 amaretti biscuits (optional)  
  • Live yoghurt to serve 

Method

  • Preheat oven 180˚C/ Gas Mark 4
  • To make the frangipane, cream the butter and sugar together then mix in the ground almonds and egg and beat until smooth. Spread the frangipane mixture evenly in the roaster.  
  • Place the apple wedges in three rows on top of the frangipane and scatter the blackberries evenly across the surface. Bake in a hot oven for 30 minutes or until the frangipane has risen and is golden. If using, serve with crushed amaretti biscuits sprinkled over the top and a blob of yoghurt on the side. 

Cook's Notes

  • Frangipane is delicious made with any seasonal fruit, so replace the apples and blackberries as you like. It’s a great way to use any over-ripe fruit left in your fruit bowl.  
  • Frangipane keeps very well in a tub outside or inside the fridge for up to five days and makes the most wonderful breakfast!  
  • Live yoghurt contains good bacteria, which are great for gut health. It’s delicious used as an alternative to cream on desserts. 

Recommended Tools

Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick Roaster 35cm - art-of-living-cookshop
Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick Roaster 35cm - art-of-living-cookshop
Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick Roaster 35cm - art-of-living-cookshop
Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick Roaster 35cm - art-of-living-cookshop
Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick Roaster 35cm - art-of-living-cookshop
Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick Roaster 35cm - art-of-living-cookshop
Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick Roaster 35cm - art-of-living-cookshop
Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick Roaster 35cm - art-of-living-cookshop

Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick Roaster 35cm

£111.90
View details
Silverwood Square Cake Pan Loose Base 12 in 14023 - art-of-living-cookshop
Silverwood Square Cake Pan Loose Base 12 in 14023 - art-of-living-cookshop

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