Recipe: Apple And Ham Eggs Benedict


It's always nice to treat yourself to brunch after a good lie in. This recipe is great for your mid-morning meal, adding grilled apple and spinach to the classic perfectly poached eggs on a toasted english muffin, all topped with creamy hollandaise sauce.


  • 1 apple
  • 4 slices thick ham
  • 2 English muffins
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 handful fresh spinach
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 50 g butter (melted)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
get whisking!

Step 1

Get Whisking!

Whisk the egg yolk in a large mixing bowl over a pan of simmering water. Splash in the lemon juice and white wine vinegar whilst whisking.

pour in the butter

Step 2

Pour In The Butter

Add the melted butter gradually to form a thick sauce, whisking continuously as you do. Remove from the heat and transfer in to a serving bowl to prevent over cooking, season with salt and pepper.

slice and grill the apple

Step 3

Slice And Grill The Apple

Slice the apple horizontally and cut the core out with a small cutter. Grill the apple slices in a hot pan, using a little oil on each slice if necessary.

get the ham cooking

Step 4

Get The Ham Cooking

Slap the ham into the pan to heat through too.

poach those eggs!

Step 5

Poach Those Eggs!

Poach the eggs in simmering water for 3 minutes each.

toast the muffins

Step 6

Toast The Muffins

Slice the English muffins in half horizontally and toast.

start assembling

Step 7

Start Assembling

Place a toasted muffin half on a plate, top with spinach leaves, the hot apple slice and ham then arrange a poached egg on top.

finish up and serve!

Step 8

Finish Up And Serve!

Finish with a spoonful of the Hollandaise sauce and serve immediately. Serves 4 as a light breakfast or 2 for brunch

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