An apple introduced in 1906 by J Cheal, who designed the gardens for William Astor, has made a tasty debut on the menu at Hever Castle this week.
Hever Castle’s Head chef Les Woolven was gifted a batch of ‘Encore’ apples from Anne Boleyn’s Orchard earlier this month, and with a dash of inspiration and a pound or two of apples he has created delectable ‘Caramelised Apple Sausage Rolls’.
‘Encore’ is a bright greeny-yellow cooking apple with creamy white flesh, a distinct ribbing and a flattened base. This particular apple variety is known for making a soft baked apple with a rich flavour.
First recorded in 1906 and raised by Charles Ross, Head Gardener at Welford Park in Berkshire, ‘Encore’ was introduced by J Cheal of Crawley, Sussex. The apple received the RHS Award of Merit and 1906 along with the RHS First Class Certificate in 1908.
You will be able to buy the ‘Caramelised Apple Sausage Rolls’ in Hever’s Moat Restaurant for autumn half term.
The Moat Restaurant is perfect whether you are looking for a quick cup of coffee, afternoon tea, or a meal. It is a great place to eat and drink for all the family. With beautiful views of the Castle, here you can enjoy a variety of freshly made sandwiches and a large selection of freshly baked cakes available to eat in or take away, plus hot and cold dishes and children’s meals.
Discover more about the food options at Hever Castle here.