Apple with Cinnamon, Star Anise, Ginger & Cranberry

Serves 4

Made with Four 30 x 40cm sheets foil, parchment or parchment-lined foil


  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 6 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 1 dstspn light brown raw cane sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Splash of calvados
  • 75g dried cranberries
  • 1 tsp root ginger, finely chopped
  • 4 star anise


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F.
  2. Place the butter in a non-stick frying pan and heat until golden, add the apples and cook until golden brown.
  3. Add the sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and calvados, stir, then take off the heat and allow to cool.
  4. Stir in the cranberries and ginger, then divide the mixture onto the 4 sheets of foil or parchment, place a star anise on each.
  5. To make the parcels, fold over and crimp the edges together, like a pasty. Place on an oven tray and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Serve with creme fraiche, Greek yoghurt or vanilla ice cream.