8 Bramley Apple Recipes To Try This Spring

Bramley apples often referred to as cooking apples, are a British classic. Grown locally, they are perfect for creating a range of delicious and tangy treats for every occasion.

They are extremely versatile and can be used in recipes from cakes and pies to butter and sauces. They are ideal for baking, stewing – you can even slice them thinly and put them in a cheese sandwich if that’s your thing!

Their melt-in-the-mouth texture means you can cook them in a variety of different ways without losing the taste or texture.

But with so many recipes to choose from, how do you know where to start?

Well, we’re here to inspire your Bramley apple cooking this spring! Below, we’ve pulled together a list of eight exciting recipes that you should try right away.

1. Mouthwatering apple crumble

Let’s start with a classic – apple crumble. There are so many variations on the crumble, whether you use oats, add a rhubarb twist or serve it with custard. However, we recommend starting with an easy and delicious recipe from BBC Good Food, aptly named ‘the best apple crumble’. You can find the recipe here.

2. Comforting apple pie

Apple pie is a firm favourite for many Brits, and it can be the perfect way to end a meal, especially when served with ice cream or whipped cream.

As we know, a perfect apple pie should have two things, flaky, buttery pastry and a generous filling of sweet apples. There are also plenty of twists you can put on your pie, perhaps adding some spice to your apples, but if you’re just getting started, check out this recipe from Tesco Real Food.

3. Dense apple cake

Despite often being seen as an autumn treat, apple cake can be enjoyed all year round, and you should definitely try your hand at baking one this spring. This is a beautifully simple cake that offers a dense, moist centre with a golden, buttery crust (is your mouth watering yet?).

There are lots of variations on the apple cake, including Dorest and french apple cake. You can also try cinnamon, spiced or toffee apple cakes, though we recommend starting with this easy apple cake recipe from Anna Banana.

4. Delicious apple fritters

If you want something to satisfy your sweet tooth that’s ready in minutes, why not try some apple fritters? These can be served warm with cinnamon sugar, mascarpone or even chocolate sauce, and they make for a very comforting treat.

If you’re looking for something very indulgent, consider trying Jamie Oliver’s beer and cardamom apple fritters recipe. Or, for something simpler, use this more basic apple fritters recipe.

5. Perfect apple traybake

If you’re looking for the perfect Bramley apple treat to whip up for your next event, look no further than the Bramley apple traybake. The perfect mix of sweet and sour, this soft sponge cake is ideal for sharing with friends and family.

Check out this simple but effective recipe from The Co-op and consider adding cinnamon for something a little spicier.

6. Tangy apple sauce

Apple sauce can be used in baking cakes, paired with pork on your Sunday roast or even used as a tangy salad dressing! There are so many wonderful ways you can use a tasty homemade apple sauce; it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

So this spring, why not try your hand at Flawless Food’s homemade apple sauce recipe and then let yourself get creative with the results!

7. Versatile apple jelly

If Jelly is more your style, then consider making this delicious Jelly from Great British Chefs. This can be used as a delightful alternative to jam and spread on toast, or perhaps you can use it to fill your cakes. It also pairs perfectly with cheese and crackers.

You can keep it simple or add chilli or cinnamon for that extra spice. The possibilities are endless.

8. Savoury apple tarts

We’ve begun to look at more savoury ways to use apples with sauces and jellies because apples don’t always have to be used for sweet treats! If you’re looking for some lunchtime inspiration, perhaps something you can take on your first picnic of spring, you should choose an apple tart.

There are lots of variations on a savoury apple tart, but we recommend this blue cheese apple tart or this apple and thyme tart recipe from Le Petit Eats.

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