Cameo Apples

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Cameo recipe of the month: Cameo Christmas apples for the Turkey

mmmmCameo®… Never was the phrase ‘let nature take it’s course’ so meaningful as when it comes to delving into the history of the Cameo apple. One day, a well-known Golden Delicious took a fancy to another well-known, the Red Delicious. Having spent some time together, courting, and the like, they produced a fantastic specimen of an apple, the Cameo. Ahhh, romance at its freshest. Not only did growers ‘ooooh’ and ‘aaaah’ over the beauty of this new arrival but were blown-away by the flavour and texture beneath the skin.


Now grown widely, they have become the ‘go-to’ apple for those looking for a distinctive, new taste,  whilst remaining faithful to fruit grown on our own fair shores. With the season running from October to April, it’s the time to be jumping on that apple cart and taking advantage of their crunchy, juicy lusciousness!

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Recipe of the Month

Cameo Christmas apples for the Turkey

Servings: 6 Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 25 mins


100g cooked chestnuts, roughly chopped*

50g dried or fresh cranberries

1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

2cm root ginger, grated*

1 tsp ground nutmeg

2 tsp ground cinnamon

75g bread

1 egg, beaten

1 tbsp rapeseed oil

6 Cameo apples

6 star anise*

sea salt and black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chestnuts, thyme, cranberry, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  3. Tear the bread into the bowl and mix in the egg and oil. Mix thoroughly with a fork, until a moist consistency.
  4. With a sharp knife, cut around the outer rim of the top of the apples and then cut to two thirds down.
  5. With a teaspoon, carefully dig out the middle of the apples and chop any apple flesh from the middles (discarding the core) and then mix into the bowl.
  6. Divide the apple mixture between the apples and top with a star anise.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, until soft and golden.