Bramley Apples - The Cook's Choice

Bramley Apple Week, 8-14 February, is an opportunity to celebrate this classic apple variety.

In celebration of this iconic ingredient, we’re encouraging chefs from the UK’s top restaurants to share their favourite way of cooking Bramley. So far we’ve received a tantalising selection of recipes including; Halibut with chorizo, Bramley apple and oyster from Mark Poynton at Michelin-star restaurant Alimentum in Cambridge; Bramley apple treacle tart from Sam Hutchins at Great Queen Street in Covent Garden; and Jerusalem artichoke soup, Bramley apple sorbet and hazelnuts from Chris Cleghorn at The Olive Tree in Bath.

We’re celebrating in style, asking bloggers and Bramley enthusiasts to share their favourite Bramley recipes too. From the 1-14 February, those that post a picture of their favourite Bramley recipe via Facebook and Instagram with the hashtags #LoveBramley and #BramleyAppleWeek will be entered into a competition to win an exclusive hamper containing cooking goodies. For Facebook, it is required that they either tag in Bramley Apple or post the picture to the Bramley Apple Facebook page. The winner will be selected by renowned Alimentum chef/owner Mark Poynton.

Versatile by nature, Bramley provides a wonderful eating experience in classic sweet dishes such as Bramley apple crumble but also stands up against bold, exotic savoury flavours in curries and tagines. It’s the perfect partner to pork and it can be enjoyed even in its simplest form, as a baked Bramley. What’s more, Bramley is steeped in a wonderful, rich history, dating back to 1809 when Mary Ann Brailsford planted the first seed in her back garden in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, gifting us with this delicious fruit! The original Bramley apple tree continues to bear fruit to this day.

The secret to the unrivalled excellence of the Bramley apple lies in its wonderful tangy flavour, which is retained all through cooking, together with its light and moist texture. Unlike dessert apples, or ‘eating apples’, the Bramley maintains its intense taste when cooked, which is why chefs and home-cooks alike agree they are far superior for use in recipes.

Make sure you get involved with our Bramley Apple Week 2016 Pinterest board and share your photos and recipes with us on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #BramleyAppleWeek  #LoveBramley. 


Welcome to Bramley Apples Online

The Bramley is rightly recognised by professional chefs and home cooks alike as the best apple for cooking.

Grown only in Britain, the Bramley’s unique qualities make it one of the most versatile ingredients, equally at home in a savoury stir fry or a traditional apple pie.

Here you will find more than100 different dishes to cook with Bramleys, some taking as little as five minutes. You can also find out more about the history of the Bramley and its health properties and sign up for seasonal inspirations from our monthly e-newsletter.

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Protected status awarded

The European Commission has approved ‘Traditional Bramley apple pie filling’ being granted Protected Geographical Status by joining the register of Traditional Specialities Guaranteed (TSGs) – a list which includes ‘Traditionally farmed Gloucestershire Old Spots pork’.

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