Seven Best Apple Recipes That You Must-Try
Whether you’ve decided to buy apples in season, have fruit trees in the garden or are using up last season’s frozen apples, there’s a recipe that will bring out the best of this varied favourite.
A rich source of antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fibre, Apples may help reduce the risk of developing hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease - so there's definitely some truth in the saying ‘an apple a day, keeps the doctor away’.
Sweet or sharp, snack or dessert, baked in cakes, made into sauce, juiced or even made into crisps - eating apples has never felt so good.
This apple pie is really simple and doesn’t require much prep. It only takes half an hour in total and is enough for 6 helpings. You’ll need 4 apples, some puff pastry, honey, butter, lemon juice and maple syrup. The sweet toffee apple flavours go perfectly with vanilla ice cream or crème fraîche.
What’s green, incredibly tasty and good for you? This lean green smoothie recipe. Combining apple with spinach and avocado gives you an incredibly rich smoothie with plenty of sharpness.
Add ginger or kafir for extra goodness.
These fruity crisps are really easy to make. Baked, and not fried, means they’re also healthy. Use them as a mid-morning snack or even add to herbal teas and muesli for extra flavour.
This simple apple sauce is perfect with roast pork and also freezes really well.
The crisp sweet sharpness of apple works wonders in most salads. In this one, the strong flavours of the Jerusalem artichoke and goat’s cheese work in total harmony with the fruit, whilst the bitterness of the radicchio adds another layer to make this salad a complex, but incredibly successful combination.
These fragrant cupcakes can be made gluten-free as per this recipe or with wholemeal flour. The apple combines beautifully with the prune and spices to make for decidedly moreish, moist treats that are also really healthy.
Plot spoiler: The marzipan balls add extra depth to the flavour.
More Apple Ideas
- Stew cooking apples briefly and freeze for crumbles and compotes all year round.
- Juice any leftover apples and freeze in cartons too.
- Baked apples with spices are great for quick and easy desserts (with ice cream or sorbet, of course).
- When you use them in salads (savoury or fruit) add some citrus juice to stop them turning brown.
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