38 apple recipes
From bramleys to braeburns, make the most of this seasonal fruit in classic bakes, desserts and preserves. Discover our recipes for apple crumbles, cakes, tarte tatin, chutney and more
Looking for an apple pie recipe? Want an easy apple crumble? Love apple cake? Try our apple desserts ideas for autumnal baking using British apples from bramleys to braeburns. After you've checked out these recipes, take a look at our favourite crumble ideas, pear recipes, plum recipes and best healthy fruit recipes.
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There are more than 2,500 varieties of apple, ranging from extremely tart and perfect for cooking, to floral, crisp, red, yellow and green. When buying, look for firm fruit with unblemished skin.
When are apples in season?
UK apple season starts in August and ends in February. British apples are at their best between October and December.
Check out this really easy old-school apple crumble. This classic dessert is a firm family favourite and you won't go wrong with this foolproof recipe. Try this, then check out more of our comforting crumble recipes.
Make our easy American-style deep-dish apple pie with a crisp sugar-crust. Best served with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, it's sure to become a family favourite.
Our classic tarte tatin is easier than you think to make. With sticky caramel, tangy apples and buttery pastry, this traditional French dessert makes a comforting and impressive pudding.
This classic Austrian dish sees soft apple mixed with raisins, spiced with cinnamon then wrapped in thin filo pastry sheets.
This recipe for toffee apple dump cake is easy to make and perfect for entertaining friends and family. Drizzle extra toffee or caramel sauce for a more indulgent tea time treat.
Both cooking and eating apples are used to create this warming fruit pudding, perfect for when the nights draw in.
Take your pudding to the next level with our steamed sponge with warm, spiced apple chunks.
Check out this stunning baked cheesecake with crunchy British Discovery apples and sweet and creamy toffee sauce. This indulgent cheesecake will make an impressive way to end any dinner party.
A beautiful, crowd-pleasing dessert that makes the most of sticky golden syrup, sweet apples, and both ground and whole almonds. Best served with ice cream
Check out our crunchy crumble recipe with apples and blackberries. This classic pudding recipe is an easy autumnal dessert the whole family will love, ready in an hour.
Check out these comforting honey-baked apples with hazelnuts and yogurt. These sweet and syrupy apples make for the ideal winter dessert or breakfast, plus they're gluten free and low in calories too
Crunchy, chewy, sweet and tart, these classic autumnal treats are often eaten at Halloween – but we think they're too good to save for just once a year
How do you make spiced apple cake even better? Top it with a bitter-sweet black treacle icing. Serve slices with a brew for an afternoon pick-me-up
Jazz up your apple pie and make our impressive recipe with clotted cream. This indulgent, warming dessert is the perfect sweet treat to serve friends and family over the winter months.
This versatile and speedy homemade apple sauce works brilliantly as a porridge topper, a baking ingredient or in a pork dish.
Put a posh twist on this traditional treat with our recipe for apple turnovers with vanilla glaze. They're really easy to make and are a great comforting pud for the colder months.
Try this sophisticated sweet twist on a samosa, with crispy filo pastry and a tangy apple and dulce de leche filling. Serve warm with a cooling greek yogurt (alternatively, vanilla or salted caramel ice cream would be a great match, too).
Turning a cake into something even more special is easy when you make it upside down. Sticky apple slices and a hint of star anise in this recipe will make an easy dinner-party dessert or the best family pud
All you need to do is swap butter for melted coconut oil to make a totally vegan apple crumble. This one is flavoured with warming cinnamon.
Cox apples and farmhouse bread are combined to make this delectable traditional English pudding. Serve with dollops of clotted cream on top.
Check out our showstopping tarte tatin recipe with russet apples, flaky puff pastry and dark rum. This impressive pudding may take a bit of time to make but it's well worth the wait.
Check out our impressive sweet pie packed with Bramley apples and juicy blueberries. Ready in less than an hour, this easy pie recipe uses croissant dough to give it an extra flaky top.
A healthier take on classic apple crumble, this recipe tops soft cinnamon apples with a butter-free granola (which also makes a brilliant breakfast).
Can't decide between apple pie and sticky toffee pudding for Sunday lunch? With this recipe for apple steamed pudding with a sticky toffee sauce, you don't have to pick. This is the best of both worlds.
These boozy sticky toffee apples totally count as one of your five-a-day, right? Right guys!?
Celebrate apple season by making a jar of Rosie Birkett’s homemade jelly, preserved with chilli, mint and ginger. Serve with cheese and crackers or try it in a sausage sandwich.
Make apple crumble even better with a great big slosh of bourbon. You'll be all rosy-cheeked and merry after a helping of this cosy pud!
Cinnamon buns are a really popular treat and apples, caramel and cinnamon make these gorgeously sticky buns a great brunch bake. Dried active yeast needs to be reactivated in water and gives a better rise than fast-action yeast. Find it in tubs in the baking aisle. More cinnamon bun ideas here.
This has to be our best apple pie recipe, and the recipe is super easy. These individual sugar crust pies with spiced apples are topped with a lattice of sweet pastry. Irresistible!
Edd Kimber's festive bake gets its apple flavour from multiple sources: apple purée, chunks of spiced apple, and an apple caramel sauce made from reduced apple juice
Savoury scones make a great alternative to serve for an afternoon tea with some good cheese and chutney. These ones are flavoured with sage and given extra texture from grated apple.
Caramelised apples wrapped in puff pastry makes the best tart Tatins. These individual ones are designed to be easy but impressive enough for a dinner party. The cider-caramel sauce is a delicious finishing touch.
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A delicious, family favourite. Toffee apple, bread and butter pudding, and extra toffee means this recipe is an easy win for a treat.
Want a quick yet impressive autumn dessert recipe? Check out our easy cider-poached apples with golden toffee sauce and crunchy candied hazelnuts
Porridge oats and soft brown sugar add extra crunch to this family favourite, that is best served with rich vanilla ice cream.
The apple sauce makes this ginger-spiced cake deliciously squidgy. Serve warm as a pudding with cream or ice cream, or just at room temperature with a hot drink
This recipe for apple tart with blackberry and soured cream comes from Percy and Founders in Fitzrovia, London. It's easy to make and can be prepared ahead, so it's a great one for when you're entertaining.