Celebrate the fruit of the season with these recipes for apples!
Looking for some new recipes for apples? Celebrate apple season with us from August to November. For those of you who have picked up some apples, from the supermarket or your own garden, here are 4 tips for making the most of them.
Most of us know how to make apple pie or apple sauce, especially as these recipes are handed down from grandma. But, what about something a bit out of the ordinary? Here are some recipes for apples that will help you savour the autumn.
1. Get juicy
If you want to make apple juice but don’t have a juicer to hand, this recipe is for you. First, cut up your apples into small cubes, place these into a pot and fill up with water so that the cubes are just covered. Boil the apples for 20 minutes, then tip everything into a sieve or strainer and strain into a second pot. Put the remaining soft apple mush, into a clean tablecloth and wring carefully into the second pot. Finish off by boiling the juice again for a further 15 to 20 minutes. And there you have it, delicious, homemade apple juice.
2. Apple Chips
This apple recipe provides you with a supply of fruit chips and party gift all at the same time. First, cut the apples into very fine slices or rings and spread them on a baking tray, which has previously been covered with baking paper. Put the tray into the oven and dry the chips gently at 80 degrees for about four hours. It is important to ensure that the moisture can escape from the oven during the drying process, so either choose a specific oven setting or leave the oven door open slightly. Pack the chips into transparent bags and decorate with a bow, and the apple chips take this a great, homemade gift to your next party.
3. Harness the energy!
Have you ever heard of energy bites? These bites are more than just a clever alternative for chips, chocolate & co. they also feature apples. Just grate the apples finely and mix them with chopped nuts of your choice - for example, pecans or almonds, and add some crunchy oat flakes. Dollop some maple syrup and cinnamon to add a nice natural sweetness and mix it all together so that it all comes together, then use your hands to form small bitesize spheres. Finish by rolling each bite in coconut flakes for the perfect, energy-boosting apple-y bite!
4. Spicy Apple Punch
When it comes to this apple recipe, there are no limits for your creativity. Start with some apple juice, for best results we recommend the naturally cloudy variety. For more flavour you can add cinnamon, orange or even cloves, there are no rules, just flavour it with your favourite fruits and spices. Mix the ingredients and heat gently in a pan, being mindful not to let the mixture boil! This punch warms you up on cold days and is an excellent substitute for champagne as a welcome drink for your next autumn party. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, you can even serve it with shot of Calvados!
Which apple varieties work best in which recipes? Find out here.