Fruit Cheese Recipe with Sloe Gin

Sloe gin cheese

  • makes 1 block
  • A little effort

Check out our impressive homemade sloe gin cheese. Fruit cheeses are set fruit pastes that are ideal partners for cheeseboards. Try this with a strong blue cheese such as stilton

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Ingredients

  • sloes 300g
  • eating apples 250g, roughly chopped (including the cores and pips)
  • sugar
  • gin a splash (optional)

Method

  • Step 1

    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.

  • Step 2

    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.

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