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Fruit Cheese Recipe with Sloe Gin

Sloe gin cheese

Published: October 5, 2018 at 11:22 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + cooling + setting
  • A little effort
  • Makes 1 block

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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Make your own sloe gin cheese and also check out our recipe for homemade sloe gin.

Ingredients

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

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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