Autumn is a great time to enjoy local apples. Did you know apples have been grown for thousands of years and were brought to North America by colonists? Known as the "forbidden fruit" they are filled with antioxidants, fibre and more. Here are a few ways to enjoy "An apple a day, to keep the doctor away".
Ways to Enjoy Apples in Autumn
Baked apples are really easy to make and delicious on a cold night, served with custard. Did you know the first baked apple recipe was recorded in 1685?
Remove the core, add a wee bit of butter, sprinkle of brown sugar, wrap in tin foil and put in the oven for 40 - 50 minutes 190°C
Slice apples, put into a saucepan, add a little water, sprinkle white sugar and boil until soft. Can be served with ice cream, custard, oats and cinnamon. Yum!
Apple & Cinnamon Flapjacks
Flapjacks are so easy to make. I followed the BBC Good Food Recipe - Apple Flapjack for 12 servings. These can then be boxed for snacks during the day or served with a cup of tea in the evening.
How about apple crumble? This recipe from BBC Food is so easy to follow.
How will you serve yours?
Did you know that apple crumble was first served during World War II? While the food was being rationed and apple pie too extravagant, apple crumble became a great alternative. Launching in the first cookbook in 1924.
Chutney originates in India and dates back to 500 BC, made with fresh fruits and spices.
I am not a huge fan of chutney but was keen to try this spiced apple chutney recipe from BBC Food. It went down a treat with our cheese board assortment.
How about you? Do you have a favourite?
Hot Spiced Apple Cider
There is nothing more warming on a cold autumn night than hot spiced apple cider? Have you tried it?
The spiced apple cider recipe from Tesco Real Food was perfect. Though I didn't add the ginger syrup. To have a non-alcohol version, just use apple juice. It's delicious either way!
I finished it off with white spray cream, a cinnamon stick, and a sprinkle of more Cinnamon.