It hasn't been a good year here for Apples.
Our standard eating Apple, the Reine de Renette, failed miserably; not a single Apple, whereas last year the ground beneath was knee deep. Also, our Jonagold provided just about four fruits. All the other trees were equally hopeless.
So, it was down to our cooking Apple, the ever faithful Bramley, to save the day. As usual it was loaded; most of which went to the compost. We are now coming to the final few.
There are plenty of cooked Apples in the freezer (along with the necessary Blackberries for crumbles), but no whole fresh ones in reserve. The few in the photo are our last remaining.
Lady M (a renowned world expert) prides herself on her Tartes Tatin, and has recently been producing at least one a week. Yesterday she informed me that it took just 10 mins to make the tart before popping it in the oven. She could almost make them with her eyes closed and one arm tied behind her back. Believe me; they are delicious!
If you intend making a Tatin, use Bramleys. No other Apple can compare.