Raymond Blanc's Apple Soufflé Recipe

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Star chef Raymond Blanc has shared this delicious apple soufflé recipe with us! It makes the perfect dessert for dinner parties or is simply excellent for learning a new dish.

Raymond Blanc's Apple Soufflé

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 Large eating apples- Jonagold or Golden Delicious
  • 1 tsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tsp Caster sugar
  • Squeeze of lemon, dash of Calvados

Ingredients for soufflé mixture:

  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 25g Caster Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Calvados 
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 25g Caster sugar
  • Squeeze of lemon

Raymond Blanc's Apple Soufflé

Preparing the apples:

  1. Slice off the top third of the 4 apples, then trim the bases so that the apples stand up straight. Using a dessert spoon, scoop out the flesh leaving an outer shell 5-7mm/ ¼ inch thick.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter with the sugar and add a dash of Calvados and lemon juice.
  3. Brush the insides of the prepared apples, then wrap the apples in cling film and refrigerate.

Raymond Blanc's Apple Soufflé

Making the soufflé, filling the apples:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together 2 egg yolks and 25g sugar until a pale straw colour and set aside.
  3. Beat the egg whites to a light peak, then add 25g sugar and a squeeze of lemon and beat until firm. Add 1 tbsp of Calvados to the egg yolk mixture then briskly whisk in a quarter of the egg whites. Fold in the remainder.
  4. Remove the cling film from the apples and fill with the soufflé mixture. Re-create the original shape of the apples by over filling and smoothing the tops into dome shapes.
  5. Dust with icing sugar.
  6. Stand the apples on a lightly buttered tray and bake for 10-12 mins.
  7. Remove from oven and place on a plate. Voilà!

Have you tried making this apple soufflé? We'd love to hear how you got on in the comments below. If you loved this recipe, then you'll love our Q&A with Raymond Blanc, talking all things food and cooking tips. You can also be in with the chance of winning a one night stay at his fabulous Michelin star hotel-restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, simply enter here.

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