Creamy Mushroom, Cider and Spinach Sauce

A quick and easy sauce, tasty and impressive enough for a last-minute dinner party.For a vegetarian dish serve with roasted halves of butternut squash and sautéed pear. 

Creamy Mushroom, Cider and Spinach Sauce with Sautéed Apple
Serves 4
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 250ml single cream
  2. 250ml dry cider
  3. 2tsp cornflour
  4. Pinch nutmeg
  5. 1 large knob butter
  6. 1 eating apple, top and bottom removed and sliced across into 4 slices
  7. 4-6 chestnut mushrooms, chopped finely
  8. Handful spinach, washed and chopped finely
  9. 1tsp lemon juice
  10. salt and ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter gently in a sauté pan and put in the apples. Fry until golden then turn over and repeat.Drain them, keeping the juices in the pan, and keep warm.
  2. Add the mushrooms to the pan and sauce for a couple of minutes over a medium heat.
  3. Add the cream and cider to the pan and bring slowly to a gentle boil.
  4. Mix the cornflour with the nutmeg and lemon juice to a smooth paste adding a little water if needed.
  5. Add to the pan, stirring well and cook gently, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the spinach and stir in and season to taste.
Notes
  1. To serve: Delicious with grilled pork or chicken. Serve with the sauce and sautéed apple.
  2. Tip: To use up fridge and store-cupboard bits replace -
  3. Cider with apple juice
  4. Cream with greek yogurt or creme fraiche
  5. Spinach with chopped fresh herbs
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