Apple paste


Apple paste
Apple paste, like most other fruit pastes, is a simple mixture of apple juice, sugar and a gelling agent - pectin here.
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Last modified on: November 6th 2019

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For 1 kg 200 g, you will need:

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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 2 min.
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Prepare the tin or mould ready to receive the hot fruit paste by lining it with a sheet of cooking parchment. The mould should have stiff sides and a rectangular tin is ideal, as shown in the photo.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
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Press your apples or use a juicer to obtain 500 ml apple juice.

You can use a commercially produced apple juice. In this case, add 2 tablespoons lemon juice.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Mix 150 g caster sugar and 50 g jam gelling agent with a whisk.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Pour the apple juice into a saucepan with the sugar and gelling agent mixture.

Stage 5 - 8 min.
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Bring to the boil...

Stage 6
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...stirring constantly.

Note: If using freshly pressed apple juice, you might need to skim off the foam which may form on the surface.

Stage 7 - 10 min.
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When the mixture boils, add 500 g caster sugar, mix in well and bring back up to the boil.

Leave to boil for 3 minutes.

Stage 8 - 10 days
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Pour the liquid into the prepared tin.

Leave to cool at room temperature for about 2 hours, then a further 2 hours in the fridge (or overnight).

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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Turn the fruit paste out of the tin, then dry the top and sides with absorbant paper.

Stage 10 - 5 min.
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Use a large knife to cut the block into strips, then across to give small pieces about 0.5 x 1 inch (1 x 2 cm).

Stage 11 - 7 min.
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It is not essential, but for a more attractive finish, roll the pieces of fruit paste in granulated sugar.

Stage 12
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Keep your finished fruit paste in an airtight container in a cool place.
Remarks
You can use other gelling agents in place of the pectin, such as gelatin or agar-agar, but the texture will be different: a little softer with gelatin, a little more brittle with agar-agar.

For a real taste of Normandy, add a little Calvados to your fruit juice. It is important that your fruit paste tastes of apples rather than just sugar, so do try to keep to the proportions of juice to sugar. Don't add any more sugar, though you can reduce it, if you like, as low as 50/50.
Keeping
Several weeks.
Source
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,037 Kcal or 12,715 Kj1 gr758 gr0 gr
152 %1 %71 %0 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
253 Kcal or 1,059 Kj< 1 gr63 gr0 gr
13 %<1 %6 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 kg 200 g : 2.32 €

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Note: Be careful, these prices are only an estimate, you can consult the table of prices by ingredients used for this estimate.
This recipe uses (among others)
Apple juiceApple juice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Apple confectioner's custard, Mulled apple juice, Apple custard tart, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Rice pudding (riz au lait), Lemon creams, Clementine Creamy, Poppy seed and lemon cake, Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart, ... All
Jam gelling agentJam gelling agent: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Windfall apple jelly, Blackberry and almond fondant tart, Fruit paste : Blackcurrant, Quince jelly, Jelly-style plum jam, ... All
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