Apple and Walnut Cake

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By Jeremy Round

Published 1988

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This is the dish that won Linda Sue Park the first Independent cookery competition. My first inkling that she would walk off with the prize was when I caught guest judge Raymond Blanc, in a corner, wolfing down seconds. Instead of apples, you could use any hard fruit – pears, say, or quinces.



  • 2 oz butter
  • 4 oz soft dark brown sugar
  • big pinch


Cut the 2 oz butter into small cubes and scatter over the bottom of a pie, gratin or baking dish at least in deep. Scatter the sugar, spices and walnuts over. Add the apples. Sprinkle with the le