10 Recipes To Include Apples In

Apples can be a welcome addition to lots of desserts, cakes and condiments.

The Bramley apple in particular is renowned for being a superior cooking apple – and with good reason. They have a sharp and tangy taste and because of their texture, they can withstand the cooking process.

You may well have used apples like these in your cooking before, creating delicious pies or strudels. But these versatile fruits can be used in a whole range of recipes.

So, whether you’ve just bought some fresh apples, or you’ve got a few leftovers that you need to use up, we can help. Check out 10 delicious recipes you can add apples to.

Go on, give them a go!

Mouthwatering butter

Apple butter can be enjoyed as a condiment or spread on cakes, crackers or bread. It can also be used inside pie fillings or as an alternative to oil and regular butter in certain dishes. You might even wish to marinate meat in your apple butter or pair this perfectly with meats and cheeses.

In most cases, it can be used as a healthier alternative as it is lower in sugar than jams and other spreads. We suggest this apple butter recipe, or you can spice it up a little with cinnamon, lemon or cloves for more of a kick, as they have done in this recipe.

Refreshing salads

If you’ve never thought about putting apple in your salads before, why not? These are a tasty, natural ingredient with a satisfying crunch that pairs well with other popular ingredients like lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber.

Best of all, there are so many different ways you can use apples to liven up a salad and turn it into a tasty dish. Whether sliced, diced, grated or pureed, apples are sure to make a great salad even better.

So, if you’re in need of some inspiration, here are some simple but effective salads that will change your lunchtime.

Special stuffing

It’s no secret that pork and apple go together like peas and carrots, but why not shake things up and skip the applesauce this time around?

What are we saying, skip the apple sauce?

Well, this time, think about putting apple into your stuffing instead and pairing this with pork for a tangy taste and a special stuffing.

There are lots of options for adding apple to your dish, but we suggest this comforting rosemary and apple stuffing recipe.

Tasty coleslaw

If you love coleslaw, you’ll love this apple slaw recipe. This is a lighter, fruitier alternative to the classic coleslaw dish, and it is perfect for a summer day, barbecue, picnic or buffet.

That being said, it makes a tasty and refreshing snack or side dish any day of the week! You’ll be addicted to this tangy slaw in no time.

Crunchy granola

Is it time you spiced up your breakfast routine? Then you should seriously consider adding apple (and cinnamon) to your boring old granola for a crunchy, satisfying start to the day. It also makes a great snack on the go, or even a dessert if you add some of your favourite yoghurt.

This dish also has options. You can add the apple as a sauce like in this recipe – complete with delicious chocolate chunks. Or, if you prefer a nutty, fruity granola that you can really get stuck into, you could use chopped or dried apple like in this recipe.

Hearty soup

A hearty bowl of soup can be one of the most comforting and healing meals in the world, we’re sure you’ll agree.

Well, if you’ve got apples going spare or you fancy trying something a little different, you can add these tangy fruits to your soups. Again, there are lots of ways you can incorporate this into your dishes. For something zingy and warming, try this curried carrot and apple soup.

You could also go green with something like an apple and broccoli soup, or refreshing like apple and celery soup. There are so many great options to choose from.

And hey, if you were feeling really wild, you could even make apple butter to go on your bread or crusty loaf alongside your homemade soup. But we’ll leave that up to you.

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