Friar's Omelette from Hampshire Recipe

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 Updated 13/03/2017

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There are different recipes for Friar's omelette, some of which are merely a sweet omelette filled with jam or stewed fruit. This recipe makes a far more substantial fruit and egg pudding.


  • 6 good cooking apples
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • grated lemon rind
  • 4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 4 egg yolks
  • cloves or nutmeg to flavour
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  1. Peel, core and slice the apples, stew in a little water until soft.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together.
  3. Add lemon rind, pulp and grated cloves or nutmeg to creamed butter and sugar mix.
  4. Grease a pie dish and sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  5. Beat the yolks into the stewed apple in the saucepan.
  6. Pour this into the pie dish.
  7. Spoon the cream butter mixture over the apples, cover with breadcrumbs, put small pats of butter on top and bake in a moderate oven 160oc/325of/gas mark 3 for 1 1/2 hours till firm and set.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 90 minutes

Yield: 4 portions


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