Apples are amazing. Simple, easy to eat, fat free and they even contain cholesterol-reducing compounds. With all the great varieties available, what’s not to love?
To celebrate International Eat An Apple Day, we’ve put together our five favourite apple recipes, some healthy, some indulgent, to show what great results you can get form this humble ingredient.
Paul Hollywood’s Apple & Wensleydale Pie
Photo Courtesy of BBC
Sweet and savoury is all the rage, but we wondered if this supposedly weird combo would work. It’s based on a traditional Yorkshire recipe and who are we to argue with God’s County?!
Healthy Apple Crumble for One
Photo courtesy of Chocolate Covered Katie
We love recipes that give you a little bit of indulgence whilst making you feel good about yourself. Katie’s great recipe uses sugar and butter substitutes together with natural oats in a great combo that lets the apples natural goodness sing.
Mini Carrot & Apple Muffins
Photo courtesy of Homemade
Carrots are the great unsung heroes of healthier cakes. Their sweetness and texture lends them well to a number of different uses. Going together with the tangier apple is a great mix and this recipe provides a curve ball on the traditional muffin.
Apple & Leek Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Photo courtesy of Eating Well
When you think of roast pork, you can’t help thinking of apple sauce. Pork doesn’t have to be fatty and unhealthy though, the right cut cooked well can provide lots of goodness with less of the badness. This recipe is fantastic, bringing together some classic ingredients, including the seasonal staple of leeks, to provide a simple, wholesome family dinner.
Photo courtesy of BBC Good Food
Who doesn’t love a toffee apple? Especially with Halloween and Bonfire Night coming up? Not remotely healthy really but a fantastic mix of fruit and sugar that virtually everyone loves. Good Food’s recipe shows the basics and then spins it to include some additional toppings to really push the boat out. Now, where are those wooden sticks…?