Fall is here! Don’t get us wrong, we loved Summer but there is something about Fall that we just can’t get enough of… and yes, that is the food. Warm and delicious comfort food packed with flavor from plenty of spices and seasonal fruit and vegetables, what more could you want?
Now we’ve got you thinking about your favorite Fall foods, we thought it would be cruel not to indulge in a few seasonal recipes. Today, our attention is with the humble apple! There are many varieties of apple, some sweet, some sour, red, green and even pink. No matter which is your favorite our Apple Recipes are about to turn it into a mouthwatering treat!
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, so for the health enthusiasts among us, we’ve got a recipe to upgrade your morning oats! This quick and simple idea will have you feeling full all morning long.
Your Favorite Milk
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
1 Tsp Cinnamon
Take equal parts rolled oats and milk (depending on how hungry you are on a morning) and combine with the maple syrup and cinnamon. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning you have two options, if you’ve got no time simply chop up your apple and add a little drizzle of maple syrup to garnish and you’re good to go! For those of you with a little more time, slice your apple sprinkle with a light dusting of cinnamon and bake at 400°F for ten minutes each side. Add to your overnight oats and your tastebuds are in for a healthy, Fall treat!
Cider is super simple to make and a tasty alternative to a hot chocolate on those cooler nights that are coming. It takes a bit of time but minimal effort so get your slow cooker at the ready!
Approx 10 Apples (depending on the size of your slow cooker.)
½ Star Anise
2 Cinnamon Sticks
½ Tsp Whole Allspice
A Pinch of ground Nutmeg
Chop your apples and orange and place into pot, add all spices except the nutmeg and cover with water. Leave to cook on a high heat for approximately 3-4 hours, or until the fruit is soft enough to mash using either a potato masher or back of a spoon. Continue to cook for about an hour. Strain the mixture using a cheesecloth or strainer, take care as the liquid will be very hot. Sprinkle the nutmeg into the cider and sweeten to your own taste!
For a twist on this delicious drink serve over ice and fill half your glass with sparkling water, garnish with apple slices to finish the Fall look.
You can make this as easy or as challenging as you feel. For those experienced bakers amongst us you may want to get to work on creating some puff pastry from scratch! We’re going to be taking a few shortcuts in this recipe to save time and ensure a perfect tart every time!
Ready-to-roll refrigerated pie crust.
6 Apples (cored and quartered, peeled-optional )
2 Tbsp Sweet Apple Sauce
2 Tbsp Caster Sugar
40g Butter, cubed
1 Egg Yolk, beaten.
Start by rolling out your pie crust to make a nice thin sheet. (Chill for ten minutes in refrigerator). Using a plate, cut into a neat circular shape. Next, fold and crimp around the edge using your finger and thumb to create a neat, attractive finish. Spoon the applesauce into the center and spread a layer across the crust. Thinly slice your apples and get as creative as you want with the appearance, for first timers place the slices in a circular spiral to the center. Sprinkle the sugar over the apples and place cubes of butter all over the tart. Brush the folded crust edge with the beaten egg yolk and bake at 400°F for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with a generous helping of cream.