Inspiring vegetarian recipes
Try our vibrant veggie dishes, from meat-free lasagne to vegetable curry and vegetarian chilli
Put the sloes and chopped apples into a pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil then gently simmer until the fruit is soft and pulpy.
Strain the fruit through a sieve or jelly bag and weigh it. Tip the purée into a clean pan and add an equal amount of sugar, plus the gin, if using. Bring to the boil and simmer until the mixture is very thick. Line ramekins with baking paper or clingfilm, pour in the sloe mixture and leave to cool and set for 2 hours, before turning out of the ramekins. Store, wrapped, in the fridge.