Savoury Recipes using Apples

In our last blog, we looked at some recipes using apples. These recipes went down so well that we have decided to follow up with another recipe blog. This one is slightly different though, as we will be looking at 3 savoury recipes. Perfect for those that enjoy baking, enjoy apples – but don’t have such a sweet tooth!

1.) Apple Cheese Muffins with Thyme (Veggie Desserts)


  • 150g plain flour
  • 75g fine polenta (cornmeal)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 apple peeled and chopped into small chunks
  • 75g cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 free range egg lightly beaten
  • 200ml whole milk
  • 1tsp Dijon mustard

(2 tbsp cheddar cheese grated and 1 tsp thyme leaves to decorate)


  • Preheat oven to 190ºC/375ºF. Lightly grease the cups of a muffin tray with cooking oil or butter.
  • In a large bowl, sift in the flour, polenta, baking powder, salt and bicarb of soda. Stir in the apple chunks, cheese and thyme.
  • In a small bowl, lightly whisk together the egg, milk and mustard.
  • Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir to combine.
  • Spoon the batter into the muffin cups ¾ full. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar over the batter.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the muffins have risen and turned a light golden colour. Sprinkle the top with the remaining thyme leaves onto the melted cheese.
  • Allow to cool in the tins for 5 minutes, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

These are perfect served with chilli to add an extra bit of spice!

2.) Apple-Topped Ham Steak (Taste of Home)


  • 4 fully cooked boneless ham steaks (8 ounces each)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cups apple juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 medium green apples, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium red apples, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh sage or 1 tsp rubbed sage
  • ¼ tsp pepper


  • In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, brown ham steaks in batches over medium heat; remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, sauté onion until tender. Stir in apple juice and mustard; bring to a boil. Add apples. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4 minutes or until apples are tender.
  • Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into apple juice mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in sage and pepper. Return steaks to skillet; heat through.

3.) Roasted Cabbage and Apples with Italian Sausage (Bon Appétit)


  • ½ head red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium apple, sliced
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lb fresh spicy turkey sausage

(Crusty bread for serving)


  • Preheat oven to 400ºC.
  • Toss cabbage, onion, apple, thyme sprigs, vinegar, 1tbsp of oil, and ¼ cup of water in a 13×9” baking dish; season with salt and pepper and roast, covered, until cabbage is wilted and softened, 35-45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook sausages until browned and cooked through, 10-12 minutes. Add to cabbage during the last 10 minutes of cooking, tossing to coat. Serve with bread.

We hope you give one of these recipes a go, we know we’ll be trying them out! If you have any questions about our apples or the products we provide, we’d love to hear from you. Give us a call on 028 38 851263 or email us at info@glassbrothers.co.uk

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