Whether they’re in crumbles, pies or muffins, nothing signals the start of autumn like the aroma of apples cooking in something delicious.
We’re big apple fans in our house, so we can’t wait to try out some new recipes (and stuff our faces with crumble).
Here are some of our favourites, plus a few more we’re hoping to try out.
This isn’t like butter at all, but more of a thick, cinnamony, caramalised sauce. It’s delicious stirred into porridge or yoghurt or eaten straight off a spoon. You could spread it onto toast, use it as a dip, top pancakes or waffles with it…. whatever takes your fancy. We like this recipe from Skinnytaste.
6 large apples (use sweet apples, not traditional cooking apples)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. allspice
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
Peel, core and finely chop the apples, then place in a slow cooker. Add the other ingredients on top and mix well. Cover and cook on high for five hours or low for ten hours, stirring once. Use an immersion blender to puree the mixture, then cook on high, uncovered, for another two hours. Keep in the fridge!
Perfect to have in the oven on a rainy autumnal day for a afternoon snack. Your whole house will smell delicious! Recipe from Healthy Little Foodies.
Thinly slice the apples (be careful!!!), remove the pips and place the apple slices onto two lined baking trays. Sprinkle with cinnamon if you like – or leave them plain, they will still be delicious – then bake at 110 degrees c or 225 degrees f. Turn after one hour, and bake for one hour more.
Sticky Toffee Apple Pudding
We haven’t tried this yet, but the name says it all. Definitely on our list for this year. You can get the recipe here.
Chocolate Toffee Apple Slices
These slice-sized treats from My Fussy Easter are perfect for children if you don’t want them to guzzle an entire toffee apple. They are served on sticks and you can jazz them up with sprinkles, sweets or coconut. We tried this last week and the results were delicious, they enjoyed licking out the bowls of chocolate too.
This is literally autumn in liquid form. It’s non-alcoholic, and screams autumn days.
You can find many recipes online, this one from Sally’s Baking Addiction calls for a mixture of sweet and tart apples. It worked great for us and the kids enjoyed it too, although they preferred it cold.
10 medium apples
3 cinnamon sticks or 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
2 tsp. of ground cloves
1/2 cup of granulated sugar (adjust to your taste)
Quarter the apples, peel the orange and divide into segments. Put everything in a slow cooker and add just enough water to cover. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or 3 hours on high. Mash the fruit with a spoon then simmer for another hour. Strain through a sieve then pour into glasses. Garnish with a cinnamon stick!
Classic Apple Chutney
We haven’t tried this yet, but this apple chutney from BBC Good Food sounds like it would be the perfect addition to a cheese board.