Guernsey Gâche Mélée

Written on 08/29/2018
Mike Le Conte

Gâche Mélée (pronounced Gosh Melar) is a traditional Guernsey apple dessert. It may sound similar to Guernsey gâche but they are very different. In Guernésiais, gâche mélée means cake mix.


1lb wholemeal/plain flour

8oz Guernsey butter/Suet

3 eggs

1lb cooking apples

1lb dark brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4oz nutmeg


Rub the butter or suet into the flour until like breadcrumbs.

Add all other dry ingredients, apple and mix well.

Add egg and water and mix well.

Transfer to a baking tin and bake at 180C/ Gas 2-3 for one to one and a half hours.

Serve warm or cooled with fresh Guernsey cream or custard.