450g Bramleys, peeled, cored, chopped finely grated zest and juice of 2 unwaxed lemons (to get 100ml of juice) 125g unsalted butter 450g granulated sugae 4-5 large eggs (200ml, beaten)
Put apples in pan with 100ml water adn lemon zest. Cook until soft and fluffy then beat to a puree or rub through a sieve.
Put apple, butter, sugar and lemon juice ito a double boiler or heatproof bowl over simmering water. When butter has melted adn mixture = hot and glossy, pour in eggs through a sieve and whisk with a bloon whisk. make sure puree is not too hot so eggs don't split. If it does split, take it off the heat and beat vigorously.
Stir over a gentle heat for a few mins until thick (9-10 mins), or to 82-84 C on a sugar thermomenter. Pour into 5 x 225g sterlised jars.
Use within 4 weeks, once opened keep in fridge.
Blimey, 5 jars in 4 weeks. That would be some going.
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