Ballymaloe Bramley Apple Sauce
Ballymaloe Bramley Apple Sauce with Wholegrain Mustard is the perfect accompaniment to your roast pork this Easter. A dollop of this adds a delicious sweetness to your pork dinner which will leave your guests wanting more! We source the delicious Irish grown Bramley apples from MacNeice Fruit Ltd, County Armagh.
Follow this simple recipe for an Easter feast.
Pork fillet with potato, onion and Ballymaloe Apple Sauce stuffing
One medium to large pork fillet
220g (8oz) Ballymaloe Apple Sauce
220g (8oz) mashed potato
220g (8oz) sautéed onions
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp thyme leaves
Salt and pepper to season
1. Insert a sharp knife 3/4 way through the width of the pork and cut down the entire length of the fillet, then open it out on a chopping board. Cut into 3 equal portions, season and place on an oiled roasting tray.
2. For the stuffing mix all the other ingredients together, season well and heap onto each portion of pork fillet.
3. Place in a preheated oven, 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4, for about 30 minutes or until the pork is fully cooked and the stuffing is crispy on top.
Since 1969 MacNeice Fruit Ltd. has been growing and processing high quality Bramley apples in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. They are a family business who have their own orchard and produce a range of the finest fruit products in Ireland, which are free from all artificial preservatives, colours and flavourings.
Historical records show that apple growing was widespread in County Armagh as early as the 12th century and orchard planting increased throughout the following years. In the late 19th century the Bramley Seedling was introduced.
The Armagh Bramley apple has a unique texture and flavour that assures its position as the king of culinary apples. High in malic acid and low in sugar it retains its strong, tangy flavour throughout the cooking process. The Bramley apple is the only apple in the world with these properties.
The Armagh Bramley apple orchards are unusual in their northerly location and as a result of the climate the apples produced are fewer in number but richer in flavour. The cost of producing Bramley, as a result, is high.
However, this results in a more dense and flavoursome fruit than those produced in warmer climates. Aided by a rich, fertile soil that is high in calcium and essential nutrients with a pure and abundant water supply, County Armagh produces an apple that has no equal anywhere in the world.
Read more here about Macneice Fruit.
We couldn’t forget to mention the cider they make which goes by the name Mac Ivors cider. This crisp, delicious cider is made from these freshly pressed apples.