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INGREDIENTS to serve 6 people :-

700 g (1 lb) swede - peeled and evenly diced

450 g (1 lb) cooking apples - peeled and evenly diced

1 tablespoon cold water

25 g (1 oz) butter [optional]

1 teaspoon lemon juice

half teaspoon allspice

salt and pepper to taste


Place the diced swede in a saucepan and cover with water.

Put the lid on, and gently boil until soft and tender.

Meanwhile place the diced apples in a separate saucepan with the cold water.

Put the lid on and on the lowest heat gently stew until soft.

Mash the apples to a purée.

Drain the swede, return the pan to the heat to dry out the swede, and then mash.

Remove from the heat; add the apple purée, and all the remaining ingredients.

Season to taste.

Spoon into a warmed serving dish and serve.