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slice of compressed apple terrine with ice cream on the side.

Compressed Apple Terrine

Classic French compressed apple dessert served cold in slices and flavoured with ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon.
4.94 from 16 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Calories 180 kcal


  • Non stick loaf tin - 800 ml or 1.5 pints.
  • Apple corer - optional
  • sharp knife
  • Large bowl
  • Foil


  • 4 apples
  • 4 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon brandy
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Put the lemon juice in a bowl. Peel, core and slice the apples as thinly as possible and place in the lemon juice.
  • Add the honey, brandy and spices to the apples and stir to fully coat.
  • Place a layer of apples in the bottom of the tin. Keep layering until all the apple is used up.
  • Cover the dish with foil and bake in a preheated oven at 180 C / 350 F / 160 FAN / Gas 4. for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and cook for a further 30 minutes.
  • Allow to cool with the foil loosely placed on top.
  • Cover the top with foil and place a couple of tins on top to compress the apples.
  • Leave in the refrigerator overnight before turning out and serving.


Calories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 218mgFiber: 5gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
Keyword compressed apple, French dessert, tart, terrine
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